SAT SCORES STAY FLAT IN GEORGIA Georgia State School Superintendent John Barge says SAT scores dropped slightly in Georgia, but more students took the test last year. In fact, 77 percent of Georgia High School students took the SAT last year, which was a 2% increase over 2013. The mean score for critical reading was […]
LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS TRAINED TO GET EBOLA TRAINING Officials say Augusta firefighters will be trained in how to identify potential Ebola cases. The virus has not turned up in the CSRA, but officials say firefighters will be armed with the tools needed in case it does. The training will include a video created by the […]
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR GENERAL ELECTION If you live in Georgia, today is the last day you can register to vote in the upcoming November general election. State elections officials have said Georgians with a valid driver’s license can register online. The GA Votes mobile application also allows Georgia residents to […]
IRONMAN 70.3 TRIALTHON WILL RETURN TO AUGUSTA The Augusta Sports Council announced today the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be held in Augusta for the next three years. The event, which attracts thousands of participants, has had a huge impact on the local economy, according to Board Chairman Michael Sommers. The Triathlon consists of a 1.2 […]
WRECK KILLS CHILD IN WARREN COUNTY A 7 year old child was killed in a wreck on Wire Road in Warren County this morning. The mother and a four year old child were injured, but the extent of their injuries was not known. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating.
ENERGY SAVING TAX-FREE WEEKEND UNDERWAY IN GEORGIA Another tax-free weekend is underway, but it’s not about school supplies and clothing this time. Many household items like appliances, fluorescent light bulbs, doors, windows and thermostats are exempt from local and state taxes through this Sunday. Items costing $1,500 or less are eligible for the exemption if […]
PLANS FOR NATURE CENTER UNDERWAY Preservationists have kicked-off an ambitious fundraising campaign in hopes of building a nature retreat along the Savannah River in Augusta. The $2.3 million project is planned on 14 acres of city owned land that was home for years to a junkyard. The city leased the property to the Savannah Riverkeeper […]
EMMA’S LAW TO FIGHT DUIs GOES INTO EFFECT IN SOUTH CAROLINA A law requiring more people convicted of drunken driving in South Carolina to use a locking device that won’t let their car start if they have been drinking goes into effect today. Anyone convicted of driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level […]