FIRST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED IN SOUTH CAROLINA A judge has issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina, ahead of a planned move by the state’s attorney general to block such unions. Early today, the office of Probate Judge Irvin Condon in Charleston said that he had issued six licenses to same-sex couples. […]
Richmond County’s “Teacher of the Year” got a new set of wheels Monday. JaVonne Jones, a music teacher at Deer Cchase Elementary, was handed the keys to a new Nissan Altima, courtesy of Bob Richards Automotive. Jones will have use of the vehicle for the next year.
MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING MOTHER, BURNING HOUSE An Augusta man is behind bars, charged with killing his 92 year old mother and setting their house on fire in the 2700 block of Wicklow Drive Saturday. Sgt. Glen Rahn of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says authorities found 56 year old Robert Caviston lying in […]
EBOLA PATIENT DIES IN NEBRASKA A Nebraska hospital says an Ebola patient being treated in its biocontainment unit has died. Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release today that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to […]
FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNOR DIES Former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders has died at the age of 89. The Augusta native and graduate of Richmond Academy was governor from 1963 to 1967. Sanders, who served on the Richmond County Commission, was involved in improving roads and highways in the state. Part of I-20 was named in his […]
STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES CLIMB AT GRU Retention and graduation rates are on the rise at Georgia Regents University, according to a recent report from the University System of Georgia. The retention rate among freshmen who return for their sophomore year has risen over three percent since the fall of 2011. Six-year graduation […]
DRAW-DOWN OF LANGLEY POND IS WORKING The controlled draw-down of Langley Pond is working, according to a statement released by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. A leak was discovered at Langley Dam on Monday, which officials say started getting worse two days later. Officials started an immediate release of water from the dam to keep […]
700 GUARD MEMBERS DRILL IN SOUTH CAROLINA About 700 National Guard soldiers and airmen from four states are converging on a military base and the Savannah River Site for a joint training exercise this weekend. The three-day exercise involves Army and Air National Guard members from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. The operation […]