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Evans named best place to live by Money

Finance magazine Money announced Tuesday that Evans took the No. 1 spot on its Best Places to Live list.The list features 50 towns and cities where the → Read More

Evans named No. 1 on Best Places to Live list by Money

Finance magazine Money announced Tuesday that Evans took the No. 1 spot on its Best Places to Live list.The list features 50 towns and cities where the → Read More

Richmond County extends closure of Laney High School due to COVID cases

Richmond County School System has extended the closure of Lucy C. Laney High School through Sept. 22, due to coronavirus activity. The school is scheduled → Read More

Sept. 19: Georgia adds over 2,000 COVID-19 cases, South Carolina stays under 1,000

Georgia COVID-19 cases climbed by more than 2,000 in the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health while South Carolina stayed below 1, → Read More

Richmond County Sheriff’s sergeant arrested on family violence charges

According to a release from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the residence of Sgt. Jason Saal in reference to a loud disturbance. After an investigation, it was determined a verbal dispute between Saal and the victim turned physical with Saal being the primary aggressor.Saal was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery family violence and one count of… → Read More

Sheriff’s office investigating possible murder-suicide in Columbia County

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible murder-suicide in Evans.The sheriff’s office received a phone call Friday around 6 p.m. regarding a possible murder-suicide on Walton’s Circle. A woman stated that her father, Robert Cipperly, called her and said her mother, Sarah Cipperly, had cut her wrists, according to the sheriff’s office. The department attempted several… → Read More

Sheriff’s office investigating possible murder/suicide in Columbia County

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible murder/suicide in Evans.The sheriff’s office received a phone call Friday → Read More

Columbia County reports 18 cases among students, employees in schools

The Columbia County School District continues to report low numbers of COVID cases with the highest this week in its high schools.North Columbia was the → Read More

Fort Gordon honors POW/MIAs with ceremony

When the military makes a promise to return its service members, it follows through, said Fort Gordon’s garrison commander, Col. Shaw Pick."We never leave behind a fallen comrade," he said.The military base honored prisoners of war and those missing in action in a remembrance ceremony Friday at the the Fort Gordon Conference and Catering Center but with less in attendance than usual. Local POWs… → Read More

Sept. 12: Georgia adds over 2,000 COVID-19 cases, South Carolina cases decrease

After six days with less than 2,000 COVID cases, Georgia climbed 2,124 cases Saturday to bring the state’s total to 292,905 according the Georgia Department of Public Health. It also added 41 deaths for 6,287.Richmond County added 88 cases for 6,506 while Columbia County added 49 for 3,443. Jenkins County added five for 369, Jefferson County added nine for 743, Burke County added 14 for 725,… → Read More

Columbia County schools remain low in positive COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 cases in the Columbia County School District continue to remain low this week with less than 1% of personnel and staff testing positive.Nine → Read More

AU president says COVID cases on ’down hill slide’ at college

When in-person classes resumed at Augusta University in early August, positive COVID cases had hit a peak in Georgia and the Augusta area. Now, AU President Brooks Keel says those numbers are on "a down hill slide."In a virtual town hall meeting Friday afternoon, Keel reviewed safety precautions the university is taking to ensure students and employees remain safe during the pandemic. Each group… → Read More

Columbia County schools remain low in positive virus cases

COVID-19 cases in the Columbia County School District continue to remain low this week with less than 1% of personnel and staff testing positive.Nine → Read More

Post 9/11 unity sought by those at Columbia County remembrance

Carmen Armstrong can vividly remember driving across Throgs Neck Bridge for a meeting in New Jersey the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.As she was crossing, she → Read More

Augusta Prep teacher prepares to publish third children’s book

Children’s book author and preschool teacher Amber Jackson gets inspiration from all around her.Whether it’s the barred owls in her parent’s backyard that inspired "Wimfiddle Finds His Voice," or two of her preschool students talking about elephants performing at the circus that inspired "Violet’s Special Act," Jackson can’t help but take interactions from her life and put them in print for… → Read More

Sept. 5: Georgia, South Carolina COVID-19 cases decrease

The Augusta area is seeing fewer positive COVID-19 cases as the state’s numbers also continue to remain under 2,500 per day.The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,194 new cases, bringing the total to 281,548, and 46 additional deaths for now 5,977.Richmond County saw 42 new cases for 6,233 while Columbia added 31 for 3,297. Jefferson County added six for 706, Burke had four for 687… → Read More

Aiken man dies from injuries in home explosion

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death after Michael Fox, 58, of Day Road in Aiken, was pronounced dead at Doctor’s Hospital around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.According to Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables, Fox sustained thermal injuries from an explosion at his home on Aug. 22.Foul play is not suspected, said Ables. → Read More

Boseman’s death puts spotlight on colon cancer, early screening

Tommy Denson recommends letting doctors do the thinking for you."If you have a problem, don’t lay at home and think about it," he said. → Read More

Chadwick Boseman’s death puts spotlight on colon cancer, early screening

Tommy Denson recommends letting doctors do the thinking for you."If you have a problem, don’t lay at home and think about it," he said. → Read More

Less than 20 virus cases reported in Columbia County schools

The Columbia County School District reported18 cases of COVID-19 this week.In its weekly report posted on its website, the school system stated 13 students tested positive for the virus - Euchee Creek and Cedar Ridge elementary schools each have one case, Evans and Lakeside middle schools each have two cases, Evans High has two cases, Grovetown and Harlem high schools each have one and Lakeside… → Read More