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Paine College’s president resigns

Paine College’s president resigns

Paine College Board Chairperson Silas Norman Jr. announced in a press release today that Dr. George Bradley, president of the college, has resigned effective immediately. Bradley indicated a desire to “spend more time with his family” and stated that the college is “well positioned to achieve future success.” Earlier this year, Paine College was placed […]

Arts in the Heart Street Closures Begin Today

Arts in the Heart Street Closures Begin Today

Though Arts in the Heart won’t officially open until 5 p.m. Friday, downtown Augusta will start feeling the effects of the festival later today, when certain street closures take effect. Here’s everything you need to know about the street closing plan, thanks to a Greater Augusta Arts Council announcement: Augusta, GA – STREET CLOSINGS ASSOCIATED […]

John Cougar Mellencamp Concert Announcement

John Cougar Mellencamp Concert Announcement

JOHN MELLENCAMP ANNOUNCES Plain Spoken 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THE BELL AUDITORIUM SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015 AT 7:30PM Tickets On Sale Friday, September 19th at 10am Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he’ll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, […]

BREAKING: Donnie Smith Resigns from Commission

BREAKING: Donnie Smith Resigns from Commission

Commissioner Donnie Smith has submitted a letter of resignation to the clerk of commission, ending speculation about what the beleaguered District 7 commissioner would do in light of a scathing report that found Smith, a 20-year Georgia State Patrol veteran, worked a second job during Masters Week while reporting himself on duty. Smith resigned from […]

BREAKING: Georgia State Patrol releases report on Donnie Smith

BREAKING: Georgia State Patrol releases report on Donnie Smith

A 19-page investigation report released today by the Georgia State Patrol found that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who recently retired as a lieutenant from the GSP after more than 20 years of service, worked a second job during Masters Week while reporting himself as being on duty. According to the report, Smith told investigators that, […]

Donnie Smith Retired. But Why?

Donnie Smith Retired. But Why?

Donnie Smith was retired last week from the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) during the course of an investigation into his actions and behaviors. Smith, of course, has been tight lipped about the “actions and behaviors” since news of the investigation surfaced. Speculation is that the investigation centers on his alleged “double dipping” during Masters Week, […]

Labor Day Weekend Checkpoint Stats

Labor Day Weekend Checkpoint Stats

Sandbar Ferry Road-Kissingbower @ White Road Traffic Violations: Six Child Restraint Three DUI Five Uninsured Motorist One Open Container Twenty Suspended/Revoked Eight Suspended Reg/No Tag One Excessive Tint OTHER Four Misd. Drug Cases Four Felony Drug Cases

Goodwill Credit Card Security Breach Update

Goodwill Credit Card Security Breach Update

September 2, 2014 Earlier today, Goodwill Industries International (GII) announced the results of an investigation started in July into a potential data security issue involving some Goodwill member stores. While a third-party forensic expert discovered evidence that a payment card processing vendor used by 20 Goodwill organizations nationwide had been attacked by malware, the investigation […]

Holiday Checkpoints

Holiday Checkpoints

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will begin “Operations Hands Across the Border” this evening, 6pm at The Foundation Club. From tonight through Monday additional RCSO Deputies, GSP Troopers, and HEAT Teams throughout Georgia will be in the CSRA doing their best to keep roadway crashes, injuries […]