Wal-Mart is poised to open its third new store in the Augusta metro area in less than a year. A Neighborhood Market grocery will open Jan. 28 at 300 S. Belair Road in Martinez.
Army Pvt. Leevoy Francis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Francis is the son of Patricia Francis of Evans and is a 2014 graduate of Greenbrier High School.
Police Blotter, Jan. 11, 2015
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia is expanding to the Grovetown area.
Columbia County officials said the latest estimate of damages from an incident of vandalism at Blanchard Woods Park over the Christmas holiday has risen to $57,000.
January is National Radon Awareness month. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, only behind tobacco smoke.
It is responsible for a reported 21,000 deaths per year in the United States.
Every year, during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, dulcimer strummers get together at Mistletoe State Park for a weekend long jam.
Property Transfers, Jan. 11, 2015
Marriage Licenses, Jan. 11, 2015
Divorces, Jan. 11, 2015
DUIs, Jan. 11, 2015
Georgia College's 2014 fall degrees: Charles Cosby of Harlem, Kayla Barksdale of Martinez, William Ticknor of Augusta, Michael Valerio of Martinez.
Spring registration is now open for Martinez-Evans Little League at mellbaseball.org for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 with a new Big League for 17- to 18-year-olds.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Augusta Christian vs. Cardinal Newman, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
Harlem at Metter, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
Augusta Prep at Bulloch Academy, 6:30 p.m. (girls), 8 p.m. (boys)
Greenbrier vs. Richmond Academy, 6 p.m.
Earlier this week I received a message that left me stunned and saddened. Someone wanted to make sure I had heard that my friend Jim Burton had passed away.
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