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Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

SAMARITAN’S PURSE CONTINUES CLEANUP WORK

  Samaritan’s Purse volunteers spent the weekend helping local residents clear storm debris from their yards. The International Disaster Relief Organization has had crews in the area helping with the cleanup process since last month’s devastating ice storm. Organizers say their mission is to help those who can’t help themselves. Samaritan’s Purse will likely have […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

DEBRIS COLLECTION SITES TO CLOSE THIS WEEK IN AIKEN COUNTY

  Three Aiken County debris collection sites will close at the end of the week.  Any wood debris, including branches, limbs and brush that came down during the ice storm can be dropped off at Roy Warner Park in Wagener; Boyd Pond Road in Aiken; and Harrison Caver Park in Warrenville through this Saturday.  Hours […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

LOCAL COUNTIES INCLUDED IN FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

  President Barack Obama has signed a declaration ordering federal aid for 39 Georgia counties, including those in the Augusta area that were impacted by an ice storm in mid-February. The federal funding will be made available to state and local governments and nonprofits that helped with emergency work and repair. Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

LOCAL TEEN SHOT AND KILLED IN KROGER PARKING LOT

  A local teenager was shot and killed in the parking lot at the Kroger store on Deans Bridge Road late last night. Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose says 18 year old Montravius McNair was pronounced dead at the scene just before midnight.  Authorities say he was shot multiple times. McNair’s body was sent to […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

NO PAR 3 PARTY DURING MASTERS WEEK THIS YEAR

  Another popular event will not be held during Masters week this year.  The Greater Augusta Arts Council has cancelled The Par 3 Party, held the past several years at the Augusta Common. Organizers say it’s tough lining up volunteers because so many Augustans leave town during Masters week.  The Arts Council is concentrating on […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

DEBRIS COLLECTION SITES HAVE CLOSED

  Two locations where debris from last month’s ice storm was collected have closed.  Richmond County officials closed the sites at Eisenhower Park and the Augusta landfill.  The landfill continues to accept storm debris for a fee. Three collection sites in Aiken County will close later this month.  The sites at Roy Warner Park in […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

FRIDAY MAKEUP DAY FOR AIKEN COUNTY STUDENTS

  Tomorrow was supposed to be a day off for Aiken County students and an in-service day for teachers and staff. Instead, Friday will be used as the first of two makeup days thanks to last month’s winter storm that kept schools closed due to ice and power outages. Aiken County students have another makeup […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

CLOCKS CHANGE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

  This is the weekend we “spring forward” and set our clocks ahead one hour to begin Daylight Saving Time. The time officially changes at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says this is also a […]

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