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Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

ISAKSON MEETINGS TO FOCUS ON MILITARY AND VETERANS

ISAKSON MEETINGS TO FOCUS ON MILITARY AND VETERANS Senator Johnny Isakson will be in Augusta Tuesday to attend three meetings that will be focused on the area’s veterans. Isakson will start with a tour of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Tuesday morning.  At noon he’ll meet with the media and talk about his efforts […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

CHARGES AGAINST MOTHER UPGRADED TO MURDER

  Charges against a local woman whose young son died earlier this month have been upgraded to murder. Katherine Smith was initially charged with child cruelty after her two-year-old son, Mason, was taken to Children’s Hospital of Georgia July 30, and died two days later. Smith told authorities she had put her son in time-out, […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

PATRICK REED NAMED TO THE 2014 U.S. RYDER CUP TEAM

PATRICK REED NAMED TO THE 2014 U.S. RYDER CUP TEAM Former Augusta State University golfer and two-time All-American Patrick Reed has been named to the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team, joining 11 other American golfers who will compete against the European team in late September in Scotland. Reed joins two former ASU golfers, Vaughn Taylor […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

TEAM INVESTIGATING FORT GORDON SOLDIER’S DEATH

  A team from Fort Rucker, Alabama has taken the lead in investigating a Fort Gordon soldier’s death during a training exercise last week. The body of 27 year old Anthony Thomas Scardino was found Friday night after he went missing during land navigation training that afternoon.  Fort Gordon officials say it is standard procedure […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

GROVETOWN POLICE CHIEF BACK ON THE JOB

  Grovetown’s police chief is back at work following a two-day suspension linked to the escape of two inmates last month. In suspending Gary Owens, Mayor George James said he created a hostile work environment for his employees and hindered the operation of recovering the two escapees. James suspended Owens without pay after several jail […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COULD BE UPGRADED TO MURDER

CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COULD BE UPGRADED TO MURDER A local woman who was charged with child cruelty after her two-year-old son died earlier this month will likely be charged with murder. During a hearing yesterday, testimony revealed that Mason Smith’s injuries were not consistent with the information Katherine Smith had given authorities when she took […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

TRASH TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

TRASH TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH An autopsy is planned today on the body of a trash truck driver who died when his vehicle overturned into a ravine Monday.  31-year old Kennedy Fordham of Augusta was pronounced dead several hours after the Metropolitan Waste truck he was driving overturned in the 4700 block […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

MILLIONS IN DAMAGES AFTER COURTHOUSE FIRE

MILLIONS IN DAMAGES AFTER COURTHOUSE FIRE The Georgia Fire Safety and Insurance Commissioner’s Office estimates a blaze that gutted a historic courthouse in Sparta Monday may have caused about $5.5 million in damage. Authorities say the call went out about 3:00 a.m. Monday that the more than 130-year-old Hancock County Courthouse was on fire.  It […]

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