According to a press release from the Department of Transportation, the $35 million road project requires grading on both sides of McCormick Road at the intersection of Old Petersburg Road. The work will begin at 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, through next week, weather permitting, Flaggers will direct traffic as crews work on both sides of the roadway.
According to a news release from the EPD, the open burning ban has been in place during the summer ozone season since 2005 and prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris through Sept. 30. This restriction is in addition to a ban on the burning of household garbage, which is enforced year-round in Georgia.
Registration is now open for the 2016 Evans Pop Warner fall football and cheer season. Participants who register before June 1 will receive a $20 discount. For more information, visit to evanspopwarner.com
We really are getting brought up-to-date on the First Amendment. First, Mack Taylor sounded off on the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" a few weeks ago and, this past Sunday, Jean Robbins, an attorney and Senior Fellow with the American Principles Project, had a guest column, which originally appeared in The Center, an Atlanta-based free paper like the Metro Spirit, opposing Governor Nathan Deal's veto of HB 757, the Free Exercise Protection Act.
The 5-foot-9, 168-pound Morningstar played slot receiver and punt returner for Evans. He helped lead the Knights to a pair of 5-5 campaigns his sophomore and junior seasons. Last year, the Knights went 4-6, with closes losses to Jones County and Warner Robins, a pair of playoff teams.
On April 24, the GASC BULLS U10 Boys were finalists in the 8v8 division of the Coast Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Players (from left to right) are Sebastian Summers, Ethan Cuenca, Cannon Pulliam, Xavier Place, Devon Johnson, Mark Wilson, Carson Whitener, Avery Gill, Cole Whitener, Alan Peric, Braden Bowers, Ethan Kirk, Juntong Dong and NaQuan Buchanan. Coaches are David Bowers, Craig Place and Tommy Kirk.
Nineteen Aiken County Public Schools are being recognized for excellence with Palmetto Gold and Silver awards; 13 are receiving awards for general performance, and nine for efforts to increase academic gains among minority, lower-income and special needs students, according to a news release from the school district.