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Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

DOZENS OF TEACHING JOBS ADDED IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

  The Columbia County School Board voted Tuesday to add 81 teaching positions to next year’s budget.  The additional teachers will mean smaller class sizes in some grades. Next year’s budget also includes a one-time pay increase for all Columbia County Board of Education employees, as well as one additional paycheck in January. The Board […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

LAWSUIT OVER MAY ELECTION DATE DISMISSED

  A lawsuit filed last month over moving the date of next week’s local election in Augusta was dismissed Tuesday. The suit, which was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Representatives Gloria Frazier, Henry Howard, Ernest Smith and several others, contended that moving the local elections from the November general election ballot to next […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR 2015 MASTERS BADGES

  It’s only been a month since the 2014 Masters Tournament was held at the Augusta National Golf Club, but it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s tournament. Applications are now being accepted for a limited number of daily tournament badges as well as practice round tickets. The random selection for daily tournament […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE OUT OF JAIL ON BOND

  A Richmond County School Board candidate was released from the Richmond County Jail Monday after posting $5,000 bond. 53 year old James Swanagan was arrested at his home on Friday and charged with simple battery. Authorities say Swanagan allegedly grabbed a woman, believed to be his daughter, by the hair and beat her with […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

LAST FORUM TONIGHT FOR MAYORAL CANDIDATES

  The candidates in the Augusta Mayor’s race will participate in the last of a series of forums tonight, one week before the May 20th primary and non- partisan race. Candidates include Helen Blocker-Adams, Hardie Davis, Lori Myles, Charles Cummings and Alvin Mason. The Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government is hosting tonight’s televised forum […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

WOMAN SOUGHT FOR USING BOGUS CHECK

Richmond County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who used a bogus check at the Publix store on Washington Road last month. Sgt. Michael McDaniel says the woman handed the cashier a check for $194.20, then took her bagged items and left.  An investigation revealed the account and routing numbers […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND EXPECTED FOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

  More than 2,000 high school golfers, coaches and fans are expected to arrive in Augusta this weekend for the Georgia High School Association Golf State Championships. There will be a practice round on Sunday at 11 different area golf courses, then the championship rounds will be held Monday at each of the host courses. […]

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7 months ago

SITEL TO ADD 200 JOBS IN AUGUSTA

  Customer care provider Sitel has announced it will add 200 new jobs to its contact center in Augusta. The addition will bring the workforce total there to 1,000, according to company officials. Sitel is hosting an on-site job fair this Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at their facility at 2115 Windsor Spring […]

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