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7 months ago

RICHMOND COUNTY HAS A NEW CORONER

  Mark Bowen was sworn in as Richmond County’s new coroner on Saturday. Bowen, who has worked for the department for 14 years, replaces long-time coroner Grover Tuten, who was arrested earlier this year on eight counts of theft and five counts of violation of oath of office. Bowen will serve the remainder of Tuten’s […]

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7 months ago

STORM DEBRIS STAGING AREAS CLOSE

  A couple of temporary staging areas for storm debris in Richmond County have closed. The temporary dump sites at Carrie Mays Park and Lake Olmstead closed over the weekend. Two sites are still available for storm debris disposal at Eisenhower Park on Eisenhower Drive, and the Augusta Landfill on Deans Bridge Road.  There’s no […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

QUALIFYING FOR MAYORS RACE BEGINS TODAY

  Qualifying for the Augusta mayor’s race, Commission seats 2,4,6,8 and 10, and State Court Judge began this morning.  Those races will all appear on the May 20th primary ballot. Meanwhile..qualifying for Richmond County school board seats in districts 2,3,6,7 and 9 will also take place all this week.  Those races will appear on the […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

MAKEUP SCHOOL DAYS DISCUSSED MONDAY IN RICHMOND COUNTY

  The Richmond County School Board will meet Monday afternoon to discuss makeup days for instructional time lost due to two separate winter storms in the area in the last month. Governor Nathan Deal has given school boards the option of forgiving the lost school days due to the state of emergency, but no word […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

FAIRGROUNDS USED AS STORM COLLECTION SITE

  Richmond County now has another collection site for winter storm debris. The Augusta Exchange Club is coordinating with Richmond County officials as well as the offices of FEMA and GEMA to allow the fairgrounds to be used as a storm debris collection site. Authorities say they needed an area where the debris could be […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

BEWARE OF NEW PHONE SCAM

  Richmond County authorities say there’s a new scam making its way across the country and they want you to be prepared. The caller will provide you with most of the information about your Visa or Mastercard account.  The person calling says they’re with the security and fraud department with the credit card company and […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

DAMAGED TREES TURNED TO WOODCHIPS

  The city of Augusta is planning to turn mountains of tree debris left behind after the last winter storm into woodchips. More than 100,000 cubic yards of tree limbs will be processed by AshBritt Environmental, a company that’s contracting with the city. The company’s general counsel says the city could recycle the discarded wood […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

“POPS” FEATURING MELISSA MANCHESTER RESCHEDULED

  Symphony Orchestra Augusta has announced this month’s Pops at the Bell concert, featuring Melissa Manchester, has been re-scheduled.  The February 13th concert had to be cancelled due to the ice storm. The concert will now be held Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium. All tickets purchased for the February 13th […]

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