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Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

TUBERCULOSIS TESTING DONE AT LOCAL SCHOOL

  More than 200 students and staff were tested for tuberculosis Monday at Hephzibah High School. Richmond County Health Department workers tested those who may have been exposed to a student who is being treated after showing symptoms of the disease. Workers will return to the school Wednesday to read the skin test results.  Officials […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

EXPLOSIVES TRAINING SET TO BEGIN AT FORT GORDON

  Explosives training will get underway Wednesday at Fort Gordon. Officials say you shouldn’t be concerned if you hear the noise for the rest of the week. The 202nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit will be training in the Artillery Impact Area on post starting Wednesday afternoon.  Officials say even residents in the Blythe and Harlem […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

CHARLES WALKER HOSPITALIZED AFTER SURGERY

  Associates say former Georgia State Senator Charles Walker is doing well and expected to recover completely after major surgery.  Augusta Commissioner Bill Fennoy confirmed Walker underwent an undisclosed procedure recently at Georgia Regents Medical Center. Walker moved to a transitional center in Columbia late last year after spending eight years in a federal prison […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

LINCOLN WOMAN REPORTED MISSING

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a Lincoln County woman who’s been missing for a week. 72 year old Shirley Lavendar hasn’t been seen since she left her home in the Fishing Creek subdivision on April 13. Authorities say she was driving a burgundy 1993 Chevy Suburban. The vehicle has a dent […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN PRIMARY

  Today is the last day you can register to vote in the upcoming May 20th general primary. It’s easier than ever to get registered.  If you have a valid Georgia driver’s license you can go online and register at registertovote.sos.ga.gov. The My Voter Page app also allows Georgians to register to vote.  You can […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

ABATEMENT AND PRUNING WORK BEGINS AT RIVERWALK

  Tree abatement and pruning work is scheduled to begin today at Riverwalk. Augusta Commissioners approved spending nearly 75,000 on the project with Georgia Power to improve visibility and safety at Riverwalk. Officials say it should take three to four weeks to complete the work.  Areas will be clearly marked with safety signage and pedestrian […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

GEORGIA RELEASES TWO YEARS OF SCHOOL SCORES

  State education officials say Georgia’s elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years, but high schools on average are struggling to boost their students’ performance. That’s according to new data released today.  The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

TAX FREE SHOPPING HOLIDAYS WILL CONTINUE

  If you look forward to Georgia’s tax-free shopping holidays for school supplies and energy-efficient appliances, you can count on at least two more years of savings. Governor Nathan deal signed an extension of the holidays into law Monday. There will be tax-free shopping days on many back-to-school purchases in Georgia in early August.  Shoppers […]

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