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Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

FIRE AT FPL FOOD

  Augusta-Richmond County firefighters were on the scene of a fire at FPL Food on New Savannah Road early this morning. Firefighters were called at 1:40 a.m. when fire was spotted coming through the roof. They stayed on the scene for hours putting out hot spots.  Traffic in the area was shut down while emergency […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

CYBER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE CEREMONY FRIDAY

  The U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence will become the Cyber Center of Excellence during a ceremony at Fort Gordon on Friday. A redesignation ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Gate One welcome center.  Gate one will be closed to both inbound and outbound traffic from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. to […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

ROAD PROJECT TO GET UNDERWAY IN AIKEN COUNTY

  A $1.7 million road repair project will get underway soon in the westbound lanes of I-20 in Aiken County. It covers a nearly 10 mile stretch that runs between mile markers 13 and 23. Officials describe the road’s surface as “terrible” following the harsh winter conditions.  Work is tentatively scheduled to begin late next […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

METRO AUGUSTA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS

  State labor officials say metro Augusta’s unemployment rate has declined to 6.7 percent.  That’s slightly lower than the statewide rate of 6.9 percent. The latest figures were released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. Officials say the local rate declined because Augusta employers created 500 news jbos and reduced the number of new […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

COLUMBIA COUNTY TO HIRE MORE TEACHERS

  The Columbia County school system will be hiring more teachers for the next school year.  The board gave final approval Tuesday to hiring at least 48 teachers to accommodate growth in the school system. Board member Mike Sleeper says hiring more teachers will also help reduce class sizes. Adding teachers will be a gradual […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

RIGHTSIZING PUBLIC HEARINGS CONTINUE

  Two more public hearings on rightsizing plans for the Richmond County school system will be held today and tomorrow. Officials have proposed closing National Hills Elementary; Collins K-8; Murphey Middle; and Sego Middle schools.  Students at those schools will be relocated to other existing facilities nearby. Attendance lines will have to be redrawn in […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR THREE MURDERS

  A Richmond County jury has sentenced a man to death for the killings of three people in Augusta in 2008. The sentence for 36 year old Adrian Hargrove was issued yesterday at the conclusion of a lengthy trial. The jury decided Hargrove will be put to death for the murders of 18 year old […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

TEEN CHARGED WITH FATHER’S DEATH

  A former Columbia County teenager has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in her father’s death in North Carolina over the weekend. Officials say 17 year old Crystal Howell was arrested Sunday in Richmond County during what started out to be a traffic stop. She was reportedly arrested after becoming unruly with […]

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