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8 months ago

QUALIFYING DATES SET FOR TWO COLUMBIA COUNTY OFFICES

  Those interested in becoming Columbia County’s Tax Commissioner or District 3 Commissioner will have three days to qualify for the posts in June. The Tax Commissioner’s job has been vacant since Kay Allen resigned in March.  The county’s long-time commissioner was under scrutiny for fees she’d been collecting from the cities of Grovetown and […]

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8 months ago

ADVANCE VOTING SET TO BEGIN MONDAY

  Advance voting for the upcoming May 20th General Primary and Nonpartisan Election will begin on Monday, April 28.  Voters in Georgia have several options available to them for casting their ballot. Voting by Mail continues through Friday, May 16.   To do so, apply in writing with the Board of Elections Office; Advance Voting begins […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

LOCAL EDUCATOR LEAVING

  A long-time Richmond County educator is leaving Augusta to accept another job. Josey High School principal Ronald Wiggins has accepted a job offer from Muscogee County where schools are undergoing a major reorganization in hopes of boosting student performance. Wiggins has been in Richmond County Schools more than two decades and the principal at […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

SPORTS AUTHORITY CLOSING HERE

  Colorado-based athletic equipment retailer Sports Authority will be closing its store in Augusta on Augusta West Parkway soon. It’s not known how many of the company’s 460 stores are closing across the country. A going-out-of-business sale has already started at Sports Authority here.  As one sporting goods store is closing, one just opened and […]

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8 months ago

SHERIFF WANTS 20 PERCENT INCREASE FOR EMPLOYEES

  If Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt has his way, employees in his department will be getting a 20 percent raise. Hunt asked County Council members Tuesday to approve the salary hike, which would amount to about $10,000 per employee. Hunt said the increase is needed due to the number of employees the department has […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

SECOND VEHICLE IDENTIFIED IN HIT-AND-RUN

  Richmond County authorities have identified a second vehicle they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this month.  The accident claimed the life of 14 year old Zykeith Harris and critically injured a second teen. Investigators believe as many as three vehicles struck Harris and previously identified one as a 90’s model […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

DEAL SET TO SIGN BILL EXPANDING GUN RIGHTS IN GEORGIA

  Governor Nathan Deal will sign legislation today expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. The bill makes several changes to state law.  It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don’t have certain […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

MISSING LINCOLN COUNTY WOMAN FOUND DEAD

  The body of a missing Lincoln County woman was found yesterday in Fishing Creek. 72 year old Shirley Lavender had been missing for a little over a week, according to her family.  Authorities say Lavender’s body was found in her submerged car near a boat ramp off Georgia State 79. The cause of her […]

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