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Sheriff asks for overtime increase
In this file photo from 2013, Cpl. Greg Collins, right, Sgt. Rey Rodreguez, and Cpl. Jody Deal of the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office help direct traffic at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Fair Road. Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown is seeking more overtime funds for his office.- photo by SCOTT
Thousands of N. Augusta customers without power
Friday, June 22, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- We are learning that thousands of customers in the Aiken County area are without power.Reports indicate that a transformer blew out on Bunting Drive.According to the SCE&G website, the estimated time of restoration is 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) for porti
Deputies arrest four men after searches at two Sardis homes
Friday, June 22, 2018BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Burke County deputies say four men have been arrested after a drug search at a home in Sardis.According to deputies, on Thursday morning members of the Burke County Narcotics Division, Special Operations Division, CID and the District Attorneys O
"Out There...Somewhere": Swainsboro museum is a Coke and a smile.
This is the Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola advertisement. I started this 4 years ago, so I brought my own private collection in here, to get Swainsboro Georgia on the map," said Michael Bright the owner of the Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement.
Schools’ cost for 15 cops: $1 million
Placing a law enforcement officer full-time on each of the 15 Bulloch County Schools campuses would cost roughly $1 million a year, Superintendent Charles Wilson told the Board of Education at their most recent meeting.That would mean a hike of about $860,000 from what the school system spent to hav
Yard sale, bake sale to be held at Stillmore UMC
Stillmore United Methodist Church will have a yard sale and bake sale on June 23 from 7:30 until in the church’s social hall. Some of the items will include toys, books, clothes, dishes, gas logs, a fish cooker, plants, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the replacement of the roof on the building
Senior Dog Spotlight: Roseberry
They call me Roseberry at the shelter. I’m a female hound dog approximately 5-years-old. I’m not really old enough to be considered a senior dog, but my coloring and sad, tiredeyes make me look older than I am. When someone has aged beyond their years, the old expression is, “They were ridden hard a
Some Aiken residents turn out for Augusta Pride Parade
June is Pride Month, and rainbow-colored celebrations are being held in cities across the country. Some residents from Aiken attended the nearest parade, which was held in Augusta on Saturday.
Three cited for noncompliance with alcohol laws
Three out of 39 Statesboro businesses failed recent alcohol compliance checks and were cited for sales to underage persons.“The Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team worked this past week to check compliance at local package stores,” said Madison Warren, Statesboro police community information
State AG speaks on child sex trafficking, elder abuse
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr talked about human trafficking, the opioid crisis and elder abuse, and briefly mentioned cybercrime and gang activity, as the Statesboro Rotary Club’s guest speaker this week.The newspaper took the opportunity Monday to ask him whether sanctuary cities are a real
Farmers and Artisans Market takes the weekend off
The Emanuel County Farmers and Artisans Market will not be held this coming Saturday, June 23. Normal hours will resume as follows:July 7– Twin City from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.July 14– Stillmore from 8-11 a.m.July 21– Swainsboro from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stallings leaves behind memories and legacy
When news broke on Wednesday of the passing of legendary Georgia Southern baseball coach Jack Stallings, it didn’t take long for news to spread around the baseball world. Throughout the day, texts, phone calls and social media posts flooded in remembering Stallings and sharing the role he had played
AMC provides industry collaboration with Emanuel County Schools
Doug Brown, president, and Bill Lewis, quality manager, are seen presenting Jess Bush, engineering and technology instructor at Swainsboro High School, and Kendall Hadden, engineering and technology instructor at Emanuel County Institute, with measuring tools including height gages, digital calipers
Comedian Kountry Wayne Taking Over Laugh Out Loud This Weekend
It might’ve taken a little “soul searching” for him to realize a career in the music industry wasn’t in the cards, but when comedian Kountry Wayne saw that he could make people laugh, he knew he had found his calling.
Millen-Jenkins Fire Department coordinating FIREUP FIRE AWARE program
Numerous children in Millen and Jenkins County receive life-saving training through the Millen Fire Department’s FIREUP FIRE AWARE program. The Department is currently soliciting financial support from the community for the program.You must be an online subscriber to view this story.The full version
Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County needs new Air Conditioner
With the extreme heat hitting our area, it's certainly a bad time to be without air conditioning, but that's exactly what happened to the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.
People beating the heat at Splash in the 'Boro
And that place just happens to be Splash in the 'Boro. Of course, it's nothing new for the place to be packed with people during the summer time, but it's especially the case now, with these type of temperatures.
Structure fire reported at Gibson Drive
AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - There has been a structure fire at 3017 Gibson Drive in Augusta Georgia.The call came in around 4:42 a.m. Friday morning.We have no word on the extent of the injuries or if individuals were involved.
Swainsboro native supports the Navy’s surface warfare mission
A 2010 Swainsboro High School graduate and Swainsboro native is serving in the U.S. Navy at Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT), which is located on the largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk.
Crime blotter for June 22
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:Deputies charged a New Ellenton man withdisorderly conductThursday morning after he had caused a disturbance on Sumter Street in Aiken.The owner of a pest control company in North Augusta called police Wednesday claiming someone hadc