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Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

CITY RECEIVES PART OF STORM CLEAN-UP MONEY

  The city of Augusta has received part of the $5.5 million it will receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for cleanup costs due to February’s devastating ice storm. U.S. Representative John Barrow says chances are good the county will receive more grant money to help cover the $17 million costs. City officials are […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

ROAD CONSTRUCTION LIMITED FOR TAX HOLIDAY WEEKEND

  The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend while the state’s sales tax holiday is underway. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, shoppers will pay no sales tax on school supplies, computers, clothing, footwear and other items as back-to-school preparations are underway. Construction-related lane closures […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 weeks ago

SLOW POKES BEWARE!

  If you’re a slow driver, don’t stay in the left lane or you could wind up with a ticket. Georgia’s Slow Poke Law went into effect earlier this month, and that means drivers are required to move to the right lane if a faster car is approaching on a Georgia highway, interstate or expressway. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

NCAA SETTLES HEAD INJURY LAWSUIT

  The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries.  Players can use the results later as grounds for suing for damages. The NCAA also […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO BE COLLECTED THIS WEEK

  The United Way of the CSRA says over 9,000 school supplies valued at nearly $17,000 were collected at last weekend’s Stuff the Bus school supply drives in the area. United Way is partnering with Walmart to collect additional supplies this weekend.  You can donate school supplies or cash at the Walmart stores on Bobby […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

NO MILLAGE INCREASE YET IN RICHMOND COUNTY

  No tax increase for Richmond County property owners.  At least not for now. Augusta Commissioners had considered a two-mill increase, which would have meant roughly $70 a year more in taxes for a $100,000 home. Three Commissioners who were in favor of an increase said the money is needed to cover increasing expenses. Others […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

AT LEAST 100 TO BE HIRED AT POST EXCHANGE

  The Post Exchange at Fort Gordon is hiring more than 100 people as a $22 million expansion project there continues. The existing 98,000 square feet of shopping space will nearly double and officials say they expect the project to be finished in April of 2015. The new food court, which is moving from the […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

SALES TAX HOLIDAY COMING THIS WEEKEND

    Friday marks the beginning of the annual sales tax holiday weekend in Georgia and South Carolina. Shoppers will enjoy paying no sales tax on school supplies, clothing and footwear, computers, and other miscellaneous items as students get ready to head back to school. Georgia’s sales tax holiday is this Friday and Saturday.  It […]

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