The outside westbound lane of Washington Road at Davis Road will be temporarily closed beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday until work to make repairs on Washington Road is completed in the afternoon, according to Pam Tucker, Director
Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division.
Additionally, the outside left turn lane from Davis Road to Washington going west will also be closed during this time.
There are monsters lurking in the murky waters of the Savannah River.
Boaters are familiar with them, having pulled long, slimy bodies from their clogged outboard motors. Swimmers have encountered the nuisances, too, having felt the green and brown fingers grab hold of their arms and legs during an evening training session.
Though it’s become more of a problem recently, invasive aquatic weeds have been headaches in Augusta waterways for years. The problem, Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus said, is that you can kill the plants but they’ll always come back.
Last Aug. 21 started as a good day. She bought a new car, she shopped with a close friend and finally, she believed, she was going to be free of Ronnie Jones. But the night, she told a jury Tuesday, ended in horror.
“I’m going to kill you. I’m gonna teach you to play with me,” she quoted Jones as saying as he began splashing gas on her. “He kneeled down in front of me and looked me in the eye.” Jones was holding a lighter and he set her on fire, she testified.