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Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

MILLIONS IN DAMAGES AFTER COURTHOUSE FIRE

MILLIONS IN DAMAGES AFTER COURTHOUSE FIRE The Georgia Fire Safety and Insurance Commissioner’s Office estimates a blaze that gutted a historic courthouse in Sparta Monday may have caused about $5.5 million in damage. Authorities say the call went out about 3:00 a.m. Monday that the more than 130-year-old Hancock County Courthouse was on fire.  It […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

ONE DEAD IN THOMSON CRASH

ONE DEAD IN THOMSON CRASH Crews were on the scene for hours clearing the wreckage after two tractor trailers collided in McDuffie County late Monday night. The Georgia State Patrol says the accident happened around 11:00 p.m. on Wire Road at Highway 17. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

MAN ARRESTED FOR HOAX ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION

  A North Augusta man was taken into custody Monday night for sending authorities on a wild goose chase  Sunday. 55 year old Billy Lunsford told police his domesticated mountain lion had escaped from the Aquarium Pet Store on Richland Avenue in Aiken. That sparked an hours-long search that continued until authorities determined the claim […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

DRIVER TRAPPED WHEN GARBAGE TRUCK OVERTURNS

DRIVER TRAPPED WHEN GARBAGE TRUCK OVERTURNS Richmond County rescue crews are on the scene of an accident on Rollins Road off Highway 56. Authorities say a large garbage truck overturned and went down a ravine.  The driver was trapped inside. Augusta Firefighters and Chancey’s Towing Company worked to get the truck up the ravine while […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

POLICE INVESTIGATE PHONY MOUNTAIN LION REPORT

  Authorities in Aiken spent part of the weekend searching for a missing mountain lion that never existed. Aiken Department of Public Safety says they got a report that a domesticated mountain lion was missing from Aquarium Pets on Richland Avenue. An investigation revealed the entire story was a hoax, and officials say the incident […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

PUBLIC HEARINGS TODAY ON PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

PUBLIC HEARINGS TODAY ON PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE Two public hearings on Augusta Commissioner’s plans to increase property taxes will be held today. The plan is to increase taxes by 1.75 mills, which amounts to a $61.25 annual increase on a $100,000 home. Commissioner’s say the increase is necessary to replenish the city’s reserve fund […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

SOLDIER’S BODY FOUND AT FORT GORDON

SOLDIER’S BODY FOUND AT FORT GORDON A soldier’s body was found in a training area at Fort Gordon over the weekend. Authorities say 27 year old Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and had been temporarily assigned to Fort Gordon for training in the Signal Basic Officer […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

GOATS TO BE USED FOR OVERGROWN VEGETATION

  A small herd of goats will be turned loose on overgrown vegetation around Augusta.  City officials hope the goats prove to be a cost-effective way of keeping vegetation under control around the city’s nearly 700 detention ponds. Officials say the goats need a few more days of veterinary care and another shelter at the […]

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