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Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

MORE JOBS COMING TO AUGUSTA

  Only a handful of jobs are involved, but economic developers are pleased with the decision by an alternative energy firm to locate in Augusta.  They say Eco Energy will build a biofuel blending facility on Dixon Airline Road. The $10 million plant will initially employ about 5 workers, but that number could double.  Eco […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

COMPETENCY TRIAL UNDERWAY

  Proceedings are underway in Richmond County to determine whether a local man accused of killing a couple and their pregnant daughter is competent to stand trial. 36 year old Adrian Hargrove is accused of killing Andrew and Sharon Hartley, and kidnapping and killing their pregnant daughter, Allyson Pederson, in 2008. Hargrove’s attorney maintains he’s […]

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6 months ago

MAN WHO KILLS OFFICER SENTENCED TO LIFE

  The man accused of shooting and killing a veteran Aiken police officer in 2012 has pleaded guilty, but mentally ill to the charges during a competency hearing today. Joshua Jones admitted shooting and killing Master Corporal Sandy Rogers as she responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Eustis Park in Aiken.  He […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

AIKEN MAN CHARGED WITH AUNT’S MURDER

  An Aiken County man is behind bars, charged with his aunt’s murder over the weekend.  Deputies went to Clemson Drive Saturday night after getting a 9-1-1 call about a shooting. When they arrived, police found the body of 71 year old Geraldine Johnson in a bedroom.  Authorities say she’d been shot. 39 year old […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS FIRST MEETING ON “RIGHTSIZING”

  Some schools could close and others could merge if a “rightsizing” plan is eventually approved by the Richmond County School Board. Education consultants have recommended closing Collins Elementary; consolidating National Hills and Garrett Elementary Schools; closing Murphey Middle and Sego Middle Schools; and merging Murphey Middle and T.W. Josey High Schools into a school […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER?

We’re looking at six more weeks of winter, or an early spring….depending on which groundhog you listen to. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day Sunday, which according to legend, means six more weeks of winter. The South’s General Beauregard lee had a different take, however.  He did not see his shadow, so that […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

LAST STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS FOR THE MAYOR

  Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver delivered his last State of the City address Thursday at the Augusta Exchange Club meeting. He’s now in the last year of his second full term in office and won’t be eligible to run again. Copenhaver says he’s proud of the growth the city has seen while he’s been in […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

GROUND TO BE BROKEN MONDAY FOR ROAD PROJECT

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to break ground Monday on a $34 million widening and reconstruction project in Columbia County. The project is on Old Petersburg Road beginning at Baston Road and extending to Washington Road.  It will include the construction of two bridges and approaches over the CSX Railroad and Reed Creek. […]

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