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4 weeks ago

FINALISTS FOR SUPERINTENDENT TO BE ANNOUNCED

  Richmond County school board members will move a step closer today to naming a new school superintendent. They meet at 5 p.m. to announce the names of the finalists for the job. Dr. Frank Roberson’s contract expires later this month. Students in Richmond County head back to school next Monday.

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

TEEN ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING OFFICER

A local teenager was arrested after trying to impersonate a firefighter over the weekend in Columbia County. Captain Steve Morris says 19 year old Christian Jerome Lavarias was behind the wheel of an SUV with red lights in the grill and rear-view mirror.  He pulled over a car driven by an Appling teenager on Louisville […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 weeks ago

$16 MILLION IN DOT PROJECTS SET TO BEGIN HERE

  The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced $55 million worth of highway infrastructure improvements that includes $16 million worth of projects in Columbia and Richmond Counties. Nearly $10 million will be spent on adding a southbound passing lane and constructing a new bridge over Keg Creek on Washington Road near Pollards Corner in Columbia […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

TWO SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED IN ECONO LODGE ROBBERY – 3rd SUSPECT WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY

  Aiken Public Safety investigators have identified two men they say were involved in an armed robbery earlier this week at the Econo Lodge on Richland Avenue West. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 22 year old Nolan Mumford of Jackson, and 37 year old Alex Prior of Beech Island.  Both are wanted […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

HARLEY RECALLS BIKES FOR IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM

  Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 33-hundred FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes because engine vibration can turn the switches from “run” to accessory.” The recall covers motorcycles from the 2014 ½ model year.  If the motorcycles have […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

HAZMAT TEAM AT HOME INVESTIGATING SUSPICOUS DEATH

  A HAZMAT team was called to the 500 block of Second Avenue off Wheeler Road early this morning after a man was found dead in a home there. Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin says the body of 38 year old Walton Peterson was found on his grandmother’s couch about 4:30 a.m.  Emergency crews […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

BARROW TO HOST ANNUAL JOB FAIR NEXT WEEK

  Representative John Barrow is hosting his annual jobs fair in Augusta next Saturday, August 9, at Georgia Regents University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first hour will be exclusively for veteran job seekers, military spouses, and active-duty military members, including those from the Guard and Reserve. The […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

WORKERS BURNED AT CHEMICAL PLANT

  Augusta firefighters responded to a spill at ChemTrade on Columbia Nitrogen Drive this morning. Two employees were sprayed with sulfuric acid and one suffered significant burns. Both were taken to the burn unit at Doctors Hospital. Officials say the sulfuric acid was contained within an established dike system and there was no environmental impact.

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