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7 months ago

SECRETARY OF THE ARMY COMING TO FORT GORDON

  Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, will make his first visit to Fort Gordon on Monday. He’s expected to discuss growth planned for the installation including the Army Cyber Command that’s relocating to Fort Gordon. McHugh will also observe training exercises and meet with soldiers from units across the post before meeting with reporters […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

“COPS” TV SHOW WILL FEATURE AUGUSTA

  The first episode of “Cops” that will feature the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will air on Saturday. Crews from the show spent about 8 weeks following Richmond County deputies during their patrols.  Producers say they’ve chosen several segments that will appear in separate episodes this season. Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree signed an agreement […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

FRED RUSSELL WON’T RUN FOR MAYOR

  It looks like former City Administrator Fred Russell has had a change of heart and won’t be in the hunt to become Augusta’s next mayor. Russell, who worked as the city’s administrator for nearly ten years before he was fired by Commissioners in December, had hinted he’d make a formal announcement this week about […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

MORE JOBS COMING TO AUGUSTA

  Only a handful of jobs are involved, but economic developers are pleased with the decision by an alternative energy firm to locate in Augusta.  They say Eco Energy will build a biofuel blending facility on Dixon Airline Road. The $10 million plant will initially employ about 5 workers, but that number could double.  Eco […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

COMPETENCY TRIAL UNDERWAY

  Proceedings are underway in Richmond County to determine whether a local man accused of killing a couple and their pregnant daughter is competent to stand trial. 36 year old Adrian Hargrove is accused of killing Andrew and Sharon Hartley, and kidnapping and killing their pregnant daughter, Allyson Pederson, in 2008. Hargrove’s attorney maintains he’s […]

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8 months ago

MAN WHO KILLS OFFICER SENTENCED TO LIFE

  The man accused of shooting and killing a veteran Aiken police officer in 2012 has pleaded guilty, but mentally ill to the charges during a competency hearing today. Joshua Jones admitted shooting and killing Master Corporal Sandy Rogers as she responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Eustis Park in Aiken.  He […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

AIKEN MAN CHARGED WITH AUNT’S MURDER

  An Aiken County man is behind bars, charged with his aunt’s murder over the weekend.  Deputies went to Clemson Drive Saturday night after getting a 9-1-1 call about a shooting. When they arrived, police found the body of 71 year old Geraldine Johnson in a bedroom.  Authorities say she’d been shot. 39 year old […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS FIRST MEETING ON “RIGHTSIZING”

  Some schools could close and others could merge if a “rightsizing” plan is eventually approved by the Richmond County School Board. Education consultants have recommended closing Collins Elementary; consolidating National Hills and Garrett Elementary Schools; closing Murphey Middle and Sego Middle Schools; and merging Murphey Middle and T.W. Josey High Schools into a school […]

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