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Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL MAP POSTED

  The long process of debris removal is underway following last week’s ice storm that hit the CSRA. Columbia County EMA Director Pam Tucker says crews started picking up storm debris on Wednesday, and said it could take up to 45 days to complete the process. Tucker says the work zones have been established and […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

STORM DEBRIS BURN PERMITS NEEDED

  Richmond County Fire Marshall Jason Beard reminds residents you must adhere to county regulations before burning storm debris on your property. Beard said a permit from the forestry department is required before you can do any outdoor burning. If you do have a permit, keep in mind burning must be done at least 100 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

STATE EYES PLAN TO EASE SNOW DAY REQUIREMENTS

  Georgia’s state school board is considering how to ease the burden on school districts to make up days lost because of abnormally bad weather. Districts statewide have been forced to cancel classes numerous times this school year because of ice and snow. Under a plan that will be considered by the Georgia State Board […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS SCHEDULE MAKEUP DAYS

  There’s still no word from Richmond County School officials on when or how many days lost to winter weather will be made up.  In Aiken County, days that were designated teacher work days will be used to make up instructional time lost to the weather.  March 7 and the 21st are now makeup days […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

FINAL RIGHTSIZING MEETING TO BE HELD TONIGHT

  Richmond County’s final rightsizing town hall meeting will be held tonight at Garrett Elementary School on Eisenhower Drive. The meeting had to be rescheduled due to last week’s ice storm. The public is invited to attend today’s town hall meeting to give feedback on the proposal to consolidate National Hills and Garrett Elementary Schools. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

GOVERNOR EXTENDS STATE-OF-EMERGENCY DECLARATION

  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has extended the State of Emergency declaration for 10 of the state’s hardest-hit areas during last week’s ice storm. Significant recovery efforts are still underway in several areas of the state including Columbia, Richmond, Burke, Jefferson and Washington Counties. The State of Emergency will continue in those counties through midnight […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

PRICE GOUGING REPORTED FOR GEORGIA TREE REMOVAL

  State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning of scammers targeting homeowners looking to remove tree limbs from their property after the last winter storm. Hudgens says his office has been receiving calls from consumers complaining of higher than usual prices associated with tree limb removal. Hudgens says homeowners should only deal […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

MILLIONS PLEDGED TO BUILD CANCER RESEARCH FACILITY

  Millions of dollars have been pledged to build cancer research and treatment facilities in Georgia, and a camp in Lincoln County for cancer patients.  The Masters Tournament committed $6 million to expand the cancer center at Georgia Regents University and hopefully gain accreditation by the National Cancer Institute. The Masters pledge will help finance […]

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