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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. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

SALVATION ARMY HOLDS AUTO AUCTION

  The local Salvation Army is holding its first auto auction of the year on Saturday. There will be 63 cars, trucks, boats and scooters on the auction block.  It’s the biggest selection the Salvation Army has had in two years. Proceeds from the auction provide funding for the organization’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

FLU CASES ON THE RISE IN THE SOUTH

The death toll from the flu has risen to 49 in South Carolina. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says 8 people, all adults, died in the week that ended Monday. The flu has sent more than 1,300 South Carolinians to the hospital.  Georgia has had more than 30 flu-related deaths since July, with […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

SALVATION ARMY IMPLEMENTS INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

Due to the extreme winter conditions, the Salvation Army of Augusta is implementing a special weather plan for the Center of Hope shelter today and tomorrow. There will be overflow mats for extra people seeking shelter until the mats are full.  The normal policy regarding limit of stays per month will be lifted today and […]

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