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Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING MOTHER, BURNING HOUSE

  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 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

EBOLA PATIENT DIES IN NEBRASKA

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 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNOR DIES

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 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES CLIMB AT GRU

  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 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

DRAW-DOWN OF LANGLEY POND IS WORKING

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 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

700 GUARD MEMBERS DRILL IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

AIKEN COUNTY GETS “EXCELLENT” REPORT CARD

AIKEN COUNTY GETS “EXCELLENT” REPORT CARD The Aiken County school district got an “excellent” rating on its report card from the South Carolina Department of Education. The ratings, just released Friday, are based on results from standardized tests from grades 3 through 8, and from end-of-course tests, the state exit exam and the graduation rate […]

Mary Liz Nolan

9 months ago

DEAN’S REQUEST TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON, DENIED

DEAN’S REQUEST TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON, DENIED Former Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean, behind bars since 2011 when he was found guilty of exposing himself to his teenage daughter, got more bad news today. Dean, whose accuser recanted her accusations last year, had a writ of habeus corpus hearing early this year…asking that his […]

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