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Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

OFFICIALS TURN TO VIDEO VISITATION FOR INMATES IN AIKEN

  Since February 1, inmate visitation at the Aiken County Detention Center went exclusively to video visitation.  The facility’s new equipment includes 16 durable touch screen video kiosks. Visitors will be able to visit their loves ones and schedule at-home visits from their home, office, or any place that’s equipped with a computer, webcam and […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR THURSDAY IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

  The Columbia County Emergency Management Agency is sponsoring a blood drive for Shepeard Community Blood Center Thursday in honor of all the volunteers who helped clear debris for the elderly and disabled residents in the area following last month’s ice storm. EMA Director Pam Tucker is asking everyone to volunteer to save lives by […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

CAUSE OF FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

  The cause of a fire and explosion in Augusta’s medical district late yesterday afternoon is under investigation. A tractor trailer parked near North American Van Lines at 15th Street and Wrightsboro Roads caught fire.  Propane tanks inside the trailer exploded.  Firefighters battled the blaze for about 30 minutes. No one was injured.  Authorities still […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

NO MAKEUP DAYS FOR RICHMOND COUNTY STUDENTS

    It looks like Richmond County students, who were scheduled to make up three instructional days lost to winter weather last month, won’t have to make up the time after all. School board members voted Tuesday to reverse a decision they made last week to have students and teachers attend school on Monday, March […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

GBI’S INVOLVEMENT IN MISSING COMPUTER FILES IS OVER

  Investigators say there’s no indication former Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell did anything wrong by deleting files from his city computer.  Commissioner Marion Williams has pushed for access to the files, without saying exactly what he hoped to find. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate, but agents said Monday they […]

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6 months ago

CANDIDATE SAYS AN HONEST MISTAKE WAS MADE

  A local congressional candidate says his campaign made an honest, rookie mistake when it accepted over $54,000 in political contributions linked to a single donor in Augusta. Retired businessman Eugene Yu of Evans had to refund $50,000 in contributions that either exceeded campaign finance limits or were prohibited altogether by federal law.  Yu’s fundraising […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

TRIAL BEGINS FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE

  Testimony began yesterday in the trial of a local man accused of killing three people in 2008. Adrian Hargrove is accused of fatally stabbing his pregnant girlfriend, 18 year old Allyson Pederson, and her mother and stepfather, Sharon and Andrew Hartley. Pederson’s body was found near the Lock and Dam, while the Hartleys were […]

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6 months ago

VETERANS RECRUITED FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE JOBS

  The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is recruiting veterans. The department says it plans to participate in a string of job fairs around the state, including one in Augusta this month, and hopes to attract veterans who are looking for work. The department has openings for administrative positions, corrections and transportation officers, security emergency […]

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