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Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

NO MAKEUP DAYS FOR RICHMOND COUNTY STUDENTS

    It looks like Richmond County students, who were scheduled to make up three instructional days lost to winter weather last month, won’t have to make up the time after all. School board members voted Tuesday to reverse a decision they made last week to have students and teachers attend school on Monday, March […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

GBI’S INVOLVEMENT IN MISSING COMPUTER FILES IS OVER

  Investigators say there’s no indication former Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell did anything wrong by deleting files from his city computer.  Commissioner Marion Williams has pushed for access to the files, without saying exactly what he hoped to find. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate, but agents said Monday they […]

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8 months ago

CANDIDATE SAYS AN HONEST MISTAKE WAS MADE

  A local congressional candidate says his campaign made an honest, rookie mistake when it accepted over $54,000 in political contributions linked to a single donor in Augusta. Retired businessman Eugene Yu of Evans had to refund $50,000 in contributions that either exceeded campaign finance limits or were prohibited altogether by federal law.  Yu’s fundraising […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

TRIAL BEGINS FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE

  Testimony began yesterday in the trial of a local man accused of killing three people in 2008. Adrian Hargrove is accused of fatally stabbing his pregnant girlfriend, 18 year old Allyson Pederson, and her mother and stepfather, Sharon and Andrew Hartley. Pederson’s body was found near the Lock and Dam, while the Hartleys were […]

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8 months ago

VETERANS RECRUITED FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE JOBS

  The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is recruiting veterans. The department says it plans to participate in a string of job fairs around the state, including one in Augusta this month, and hopes to attract veterans who are looking for work. The department has openings for administrative positions, corrections and transportation officers, security emergency […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

FORMER COACH GUILTY IN BRUTAL BEATING AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

  A former coach at Aiken High School was sentenced to 20 years behind bars yesterday after pleading guilty to beating and sexually assaulting a woman in Aiken last year. Thirty eight-year-old Derek Brooks brutally beat a woman after she left a sports bar in the downtown area. Investigators say Brooks dragged the woman to […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

WATER RATES COULD BE GOING UP IN AIKEN

  City Council members are expected to hold first reading of an ordinance to increase water rates by 10 percent when they meet later today.  Officials say the city was in the process of borrowing money from its general fund to keep water and sewer projects going, thanks to a lack of revenue. Water consumption […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

LOCAL VETERANS TO DISCUSS QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE

  Local veterans will get a chance later today to discuss the quality of their health care at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical center in Augusta. A town hall meeting will be held at American Legion Post 205 on Highland Avenue at 7:00 p.m. The American Legion’s “System Worth Saving” task force members are visiting […]

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