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Monday Is Going To Get Ridiculous.

Monday Is Going To Get Ridiculous.

The National Weather Service says…We hope you enjoyed the beautiful Spring-like day today because an arctic cold front which is producing snow/sleet and freezing rain across the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys will push through Monday afternoon. Temperatures are likely to drop 20-30 degrees in only a few hours and northerly winds will increase to 10-20 […]

Another Candidate for Mayor of Augusta! Yay Us!

Another Candidate for Mayor of Augusta! Yay Us!

As we reported last month, Matt Aitken has decided to make a run for mayor. He needs a job, has been on the commission before and why not? Let’s hop in the way back machine and see what the Insider thought of the last to mayoral candidates who turned out not to be mayoral candidates. Cheek […]

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

We’ve all seen the damage suffered in last week’s ice storm, but Bo Knox, with Georgia Subcontracting Professionals (GSP), talks about some of the headaches that might not be as apparent to homeowners as downed tree limbs.   Metro Spirit: What are you seeing the most of? Bo Knox: Just roof damage. I mean, I […]

State of Emergency Extended

State of Emergency Extended

  THE STATE OF GEORGIA EXECUTIVE  ORDER The severe winter storm that began to impact the state on February 10 and prompted the declaration of a State of Emergency in 91 counties throughout Georgia continues to affect several counties which received substantial damage due to the snow and ice; and due to the severity of […]

Careful Who You Hire

Careful Who You Hire

The sound of cracking limbs is a noise that Ronnie Pinion won’t soon forget. Pinion, like many residents in the CSRA, anxiously listened last Wednesday night as huge pine trees began tumbling over and crashing to the ground all around his home in the Montclair subdivision. “l was lying in bed in the pitch dark […]

The Ice Storm Cometh

The Ice Storm Cometh

Until a few days ago I was a natural disaster virgin. I’ve never clung to a palm tree in a hurricane or had a tornado lift up my house. Neither locusts nor frogs have darkened the skies above me, and the only flood I’ve experienced is when my son flushed a shoe down the toilet […]

Columbia County Damage Assessments Set for Tuesday

Columbia County Damage Assessments Set for Tuesday

Press Release Representatives from Columbia County departments and the cities of Harlem and Grovetown will team up with GEMA, FEMA, and Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives at the Columbia County EOC on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to conduct separate damage assessments for Individual and Public Damage Assistance. The threshold that we have to meet […]

Columbia County Update Pam Tucker

As of 8:00 am, Georgia Power has 48,000 customers without electric service. Resources are allocated in all areas of the CSRA and teams are working on all circuits. They are confident that 95% of their customers will be restored by midnight tonight, but will be in the field until all the customers are restored.