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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP SLIGHTLY IN AUGUSTA

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP SLIGHTLY IN AUGUSTA The unemployment rate went up 4/10 of a percent in the CSRA in January, according to figures released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. Even though the rate climbed to 7.4%, it was still a full percentage point lower than last year’s rate. Meanwhile, metro Augusta’s unemployment rate […]

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STORM WATER UTILITY FEE PUBLIC HEARINGS CONTINUE

STORM WATER UTILITY FEE PUBLIC HEARINGS CONTINUE Augusta’s proposed storm water utility fee gets another public airing this evening.  City officials hold the second in a series of forums on the fee that would raise $10 million to pay for construction and maintenance of the city’s storm drainage system/. Tonight’s session begins at 6 p.m. […]

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PARALEGAL PLEADS GUILTY FRAUD AND THEFT CHARGES

PARALEGAL PLEADS GUILTY FRAUD AND THEFT CHARGES A paralegal accused of stealing nearly $600,000 from a local law firm and some of its clients pleaded guilty Tuesday to identity theft, money laundering and bank fraud charges. Richard Owen represented himself during a trial that lasted just two days before he entered his guilty plea. He […]

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EDGEFIELD COUNTY FIRE CLAIMS THREE LIVES

EDGEFIELD COUNTY FIRE CLAIMS THREE LIVES A mother and her two young children perished in a mobile home fire early this morning in Edgefield County. Firefighters were called to Country Club Road near Old Chappell Ferry Road about 4:20 a.m. They found the bodies of 24 year old Laterrious Watkins and her two children, 2 […]

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COMMUNITY MEETINGS SCHEDULED ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

COMMUNITY MEETINGS SCHEDULED ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS A series of community meetings are being held in Columbia, Richmond and Aiken Counties in the next couple of weeks to discuss concerns about growth, traffic, public transit, bicycle and walking paths in the three counties. The Augusta Planning and Development Department is holding a series of meetings: Thursday, […]

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SYMPHONY’S NEW DIRECTOR HAS WORKED TO PRESERVE BUILDINGS

SYMPHONY’S NEW DIRECTOR HAS WORKED TO PRESERVE BUILDINGS Augusta’s symphony has hired a woman with a history of preserving historic buildings as its next executive director. Symphony Orchestra Augusta selected Anne Catherine Murray to lead the music group as it continues the ongoing renovation of the historic Miller Theater. Murray began the job March 1.  […]

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RESULTS OF SECOND INVESTIGATION RELEASED

  RESULTS OF SECOND INVESTIGATION RELEASED The Georgia State Patrol has released findings of a second investigation involving former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith. Smith was on the clock working for GSP while getting paid simultaneously to work at a hospitality house during Masters week last year.  An investigation began and Smith resigned from his seat […]

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COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION UNDERWAY AT FORT GORDON

COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION UNDERWAY AT FORT GORDON Community leaders from the CSRA offer their input on potential troop reductions here when they meet with Fort Gordon officials today. Community Listening Sessions are being held at 30 Army installations across the country. Major General Stephen Fogarty, Commanding General of the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence […]

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