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Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

STREETS CLOSED FOLLOWING DOWNTOWN FIRE

Several downtown streets are closed today due to an early morning fire in the 900 block of Broad Street. Augusta Fire Department spokesman Dee Griffin says Perry and Company Hair Salon was heavily damaged by the fire that broke out about 5:15 a.m. Adjoining buildings were also damaged by water and smoke. Officials closed several […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

KROGER MARKETPLACE SCHEDULED FOR GROVETOWN

KROGER MARKETPLACE SCHEDULED FOR GROVETOWN More development is coming to the fast-growing Grovetown area in Columbia County.  Developers are seeking zoning changes to make way for a 114,000 square foot Kroger Marketplace just off 1-20 at the intersection of William Few Parkway and Lewiston Road. It would be Kroger’s first Marketplace in the Augusta area, […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

COMMISSION GETS CLOSER TO REPLACING DONNIE SMITH

COMMISSION GETS CLOSER TO REPLACING DONNIE SMITH The Augusta Commission is one step closer to replacing Donnie Smith. Members are scheduled to consider appointing an interim District 7 commissioner on Monday during the Commission’s legal meeting at noon. The agenda item was added by Commissioner Grady Smith, who has been leading the unofficial search since […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

CHARLES WALKER RELEASED FROM CUSTODY

CHARLES WALKER RELEASED FROM CUSTODY Former State Senator Charles Walker is a free man today. The former Senate Majority Leader from Augusta was convicted in 2005 on 127 felony charges that included fraud and conspiracy. He was sentenced to 121 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution. Walker was […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

HIRING EVENT MONDAY

HIRING EVENT MONDAY MAU Workforce Solutions is holding a hiring event Monday, September 29, in hopes of finding stick welders, forklift operators and mechanical assemblers. They will be doing on-the-spot interviews from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel on Perimeter Parkway. Applicants need to apply online first before going to the […]

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4 weeks ago

GRUB FOR GRU EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR SCHOOL

GRUB FOR GRU EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR SCHOOL Today is “Grub for GRU” day. Local participating restaurants will contribute 10% of all pre-taxed food sales to Georgia Regents University.  It’s part of an annual fundraising campaign for the school.  They hope to raise at least $800,000. Some of the participating restaurants include Pizza Joint, Farmhaus, […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

DRUG “TAKE BACK” PROGRAM FRIDAY IN AUGUSTA

DRUG “TAKE BACK” PROGRAM FRIDAY IN AUGUSTA The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s national program, will host a drug “take back” at two locations on Friday. The pharmaceutical drop boxes can be used for unused prescription drugs and/or expired prescription drugs. The drop boxes will be available at CVS […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

MORE THAN 200 LAYOFFS EXPECTED AT NUTRASWEET HERE

MORE THAN 200 LAYOFFS EXPECTED AT NUTRASWEET HERE More than 200 workers are losing their jobs at the NutraSweet plant in south Augusta by the end of the year. The move is in response to an announcement that the company will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame. Foreign competition made it impossible for NutraSweet […]

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