AUGUSTA HAS FIRST CONFIRMED WEST NILE CASE Richmond County has recorded its first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed that a man, from east Augusta, was hospitalized here with the virus last month. He was treated and has since been released. West Nile virus is transmitted […]
TWO ARRESTED FOR RUNNING CHOP SHOP Two local men are behind bars, accused of operating a chop shop from their home on Richards Road. Clifford Palmer and Justin Bossick are accused of stealing a race car valued at $70,000 and a trailer from Millen. They allegedly stripped the car to the frame, then dumped it […]
SEINFELD TO BRING SHOW TO AUGUSTA Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is coming to the Bell Auditorium. He will perform Friday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale next Friday, September 19th, at noon. You can get them at the Champion’s Box Office at the James Brown Arena; by calling 1-877-4AUGTIX; or online at www.georgialinatix.com.
COLUMBIA COUNTY ACCIDENT CLAIMS TWO LIVES Columbia County authorities say two people were killed in a single vehicle accident this morning on eastbound I-20 near mile marker 178, not far from the McDuffie County line. Major Rick Whitaker says the driver, a 29 year old male from San Antonio, Texas, lost control of the vehicle […]
CHICK-fil-A FOUNDER S. TRUETT CATHY DIES The funeral for S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sunday, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Cathy died at his home early today surrounded by family members. He was 93. Cathy opened his first postwar diner in an […]
21ST ANNUAL BORDER BASH THIS WEEK This is Border Bash week! The 21st annual event will be held Friday at the Augusta Common. Border Bash is held every year the evening before the Georgia-South Carolina football game with proceeds from the event helping to support local children’s charities and clubs. Kristian Bush, half of the […]
CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY TAKES PLACE AT FORT GORDON There’s a new commander at Fort Gordon. Major General Stephen Fogarty assumed command of the post during a ceremony at Barton Field this morning. He becomes the Army’s second Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon. Major General LaWarren […]
LOCAL TV BLACKOUT OVER Raycom Media and DIRECTV have reached an agreement in principle, ending a blackout of the local Fox affiliate, WFXG Fox 54. Local DIRECTV viewers had been without the channel since September 1, when negotiations between the companies failed. Officials with Raycom Media say they’re still working with company officials at DIRECTV […]