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North Augusta announces new director of public safety

John Thomas was officially recognized as the new North Augusta director of public safety at tonight’s city council meeting.

03/02/09 - 8:23pm

Thomas named new Public Safety chief in North Augusta

Posted by Julia Sellers on Mar. 2, 2009 7:01 PM John Thomas was officially named director at tonight's city council meeting. Thomas, who has served as the City of Clinton, S.C., director of public safety since 2005, felt that moving to North Augusta would benefit his career. He will be respon...

03/02/09 - 8:15pm

Proposed coliseum panel change not popular with chairman

State Sen. Ed Tarver’s proposal to reform the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority doesn’t sit well with its Chairman Richard Isdell. Mr. Isdell said today it would reduce the authority to seven members – three appointed by one super-district Augusta commissioner, three by the ...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Man in custody after shooting

Richmond County authorities have arrested a man wanted for questioning in connection to the death of a North Augusta man. Tyrone Serbeler Wade, 23, of the 100 block of Greenland Drive, North Augusta, has been charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling by Aiken County authorities, according ...

03/02/09 - 5:25pm

Davidson student is STAR

Yueran Aaron Yuan of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was named this afternoon as Richmond County’s STAR Student during a banquet sponsored locally by the Kiwanis Club of Augusta. The recognition goes to the student with the highest SAT score of any school, public or private, who ranks...

01/15/10 - 1:58am

Augusta area dodges icy storm

Most of the Augusta area found clear roads and no weather issues this morning after a weekend winter storm threatened the region. “Columbia County was under a Winter Storm Warning until just before 10 p.m. last night when the warning was downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory,” said Pam ...

03/02/09 - 5:03pm

Rep. Paul Broun forms task force to defend rights of gun owners

ATHENS, Ga. -- U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is shooting back at Attorney General Eric Holder for proposing a renewed ban on assault weapons. Mr. Broun, a Republican whose 10th District includes parts of the Augusta area, recently formed a bipartisan Second Amendment Task Force with Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla. ...

03/02/09 - 8:51am

More than 130,000 households without power in Georgia, SC

Utility providers say more than 130,000 households in Georgia and South Carolina were without power today after a Sunday storm swept the Southeast. In Georgia, 57,000 households remain without power. Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright says 28,000 customers remain without power early today, a...

03/02/09 - 8:42am

Both sides in DOT dispute say they want faster road building

ATLANTA -- If you've ever been stuck in traffic, jolted by a pothole or worried that a bridge was unsafe, then you're on the minds of some powerful people in Atlanta. The state's top officials say they're determined to shake things up to get more roads built. And things seem pretty ...

03/02/09 - 8:28am

Richmond County schools start hour later this morning

According to a bulletin posted on its Web site, Richmond County schools will be operating on a one hour delay this morning. All students and staff should report one hour later than usual....

03/02/09 - 9:16am

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