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4 weeks ago

LOCAL DEALERSHIP DONATES $100,000 TO AREA FOOD BANKS

  Jim Hudson Automotive Group is presenting a combined gift of $100,000 to food banks in Augusta and Columbia to help feed hungry families in the area. A check will be presented today to Golden Harvest Food Bank at Jim Hudson Lexus on Washington Road, and at Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia.  Matching grants […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

COLUMBIA AND BURKE COUNTY SCHOOLS BACK IN SESSION

  It’s back-to-school day today for students in Columbia and Burke Counties. Keep in mind that children will be waiting at bus stops and there will be plenty of traffic around school zones today. Columbia County students have a few changes this year.  Middle Schools start at 7:30; high schools at 7:35; and elementary students […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

FORMER MCG PRESIDENT DIES

  Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, the former MCG president who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president, has died at the age of 87. Steinfeld campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era. He was the surgeon general from 1969-1973, but came under fire for never […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

SCHOOL BOARD NAMES LONE FINALIST FOR SUPERINTENDENT’S JOB

  The Richmond County school system is one step closer to getting a new leader.  The school board has named Angela Pringle as the lone finalist to be named superintendent, replacing Dr. Frank Roberson. Pringle is currently a regional superintendent for DeKalb County Schools. Parents, teachers and the public will have at least two weeks […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

COMMUNITIES OBSERVE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

  Communities in Georgia and South Carolina are observing National Night Out today with a variety of events. What began in 1984 as people leaving their porch lights on as a way to join together to stand against crime has now evolved into events ranging from rallies and neighborhood cookouts to youth events and law […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT HEATS UP TO $100 MILLION FOR DRAWING

  Today’s Mega Millions jackpot is at an estimated $100 million to a single annuity winner.  The jackpot has grown since July 1 and has rolled 10 times. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options:  the $100 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

RIBBON CUT ON NEW CYBER SCHOOL

  The ribbon was cut Monday on the new Cyber School Headquarters building at Fort Gordon. Colonel Thomas Pugh became the new Signal Commandant, and Colonel Jennifer Buckner became the first-ever Cyber Commandant. Officials say the Cyber Center of Excellence will really begin to take shape in the next 6 to 12 months.

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

TODDLER DIES, MOTHER CHARGED

  A two year old boy has died and his mother could face murder charges. Katherine Smith was charged with cruelty to children last week after her son, Mason, was taken to the hospital with head injuries. Smith told investigators her young son held his breath until he passed out, then hit his head when […]

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