The Columbia County School Board met this morning to set the millage rate for the coming year. That’s the tax rate property owners pay for public school funding. The board voted to keep the rate the same this year, 18.59 mills.
The Kelley Brothers, Josh and John, will host a celebrity golf tournament in Evans in October, as well as a concert that night. The golf tournament will be held at Champions Retreat Golf Club. Organizers say there will be several notable celebrities on hand, but their names haven’t been released yet. Following the […]
A man was shot during a robbery attempt at an apartment complex in Columbia County just after midnight, and authorities say four people are being sought. Captain Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to Thoroughbred Lane at the Westwood apartment complex off Washington Road in Evans just after […]
A Richmond County woman was stopped over the weekend because the tint on her car windows was too dark, but Nicole Slappy’s problems got even worse. Deputies say they found a bag of marijuana in the car and two children who were not in car seats. Slappy was charged with possession of marijuana with […]
The July 22 General Primary and Non-Partisan runoff is a little more than a week away and advance voting will continue this week. In fact, extended hours get underway today as well as additional voting locations. Richmond County voters can cast a ballot early at the Board of Elections Office on Greene Street; the […]
Some city workers in Aiken who worked overtime in the aftermath of February’s ice storm might be getting some additional compensation. Aiken City Council members will decide today whether certain non-exempt employees who worked between February 12 and 14 should get overtime pay.
The 28th annual Augusta Southern Nationals will be held this weekend. The “world’s richest drag boat races” begin this Friday on the Savannah River and run through Sunday. You can bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas to the event, but no coolers. For ticket information, go to augustasouthernnationals.org. Proceeds will benefit the Georgia Special Olympics.
Regions Bank on Chesterfield Street in Aiken was evacuated earlier this morning after a suspicious package was left inside. Aiken Public Safety officials say the FBI, GBI and an explosives K-9 unit were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. The package wasn’t addressed to the bank, and officials there say they weren’t expecting […]