Snow updates, road conditions, and closures

Habersham County government offices will open at noon Tuesday Habersham County will be delaying opening of all Habersham County facilities including the sheriffs department, Aquatic Center, the Administration Building, landfill, the senior center, animal shelter and other county owned facilities until noon Tuesday. 

Georgia judge thwarts Biden vaccine mandate for contractors

A federal judge in Augusta has temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate set to go into effect for federal contractors next month. The decision, which will have a nationwide impact, comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Georgia Gov. Brian

Augusta University Professor pens second book about murder

The grisly details of murder and true crime fascinate Americans.  “Murder captures our attention,” said Dr. Kim Davies, Dean of Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, who is also a sociologically trained criminologist with an academic focus on homicide and violence. “For

Augusta University Health allows more visitors due to declining COVID numbers

AUGUSTA — As hospitalization numbers of patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease, AU Health has updated its family presence practices for patients and families in AU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Effective today, two individuals may now be at a patient’s bedside, as long as

New Interstate would run from Georgia to Texas

A long-envisioned plan to build Georgia’s first interstate highway since the 1960s has gained new momentum. The $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill the U.S. Senate passed this month includes a provision designating Interstate 14 as a “high priority corridor.” The highway would

Four Georgia mayors challenge Kemp on mask mandates

The Democratic mayors of four Georgia cities are asking Gov. Brian Kemp to impose a mask mandate inside state buildings to show he is interested in the health of Georgians as well as the economy. An open letter sent to the Republican

Augusta commissioner charged with destroying records

AUGUSTA — An elected official in the Augusta city government is named in a two-count federal indictment charging him with destroying records in a federal investigation, and lying to federal investigators researching the case. Sammie Lee Sias, 66, of Hephzibah, who serves