Liz Wright

Liz Wright started with The Augusta Press in May of 2022, and loves to cover a variety of community topics. She strives to always report in a truthful and fair manner, which will lead to making her community a better place. With a desire to spread more positive news, she especially loves to write about good things happening in Augusta. In her spare time, she can be found reading novels or walking her rambunctious, rescue pit bull.
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Augusta Museum honors community leaders in annual symposium

In honor of Lt. Col. Jimmie Dyess, a North Augusta native, the Augusta Museum of History hosted the 13th annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium on Thursday evening, Jan. 12. 

Augusta Museum of History highlights 21st Century turning points

Lee Ann Caldwell discusses 21st century turning points in Augusta.

Columbia County Board of Education swore-in reelected board members

Opening the first 2023 Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, board members Kristi Baker and Judy Teasley were announced as reelected, and were sworn in once again by local Judge Alice Padgett to serve another four years.

Paine College will host the Annual Tri-College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2023 Celebration

On Friday, Jan. 13, Augusta Technical College, Augusta University and Paine College will host a celebration honoring the 55th year of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.

The New Year’s first babies of 2023

Augusta welcomes the first two babies of the New Year.

Volunteering as a New Year’s Resolution

Whether you are one to make official New Year’s resolutions that reflect on the previous year, or the type to start working on goals whenever the mood strikes, everyone can agree that trying to better oneself is never a bad thing.

Local sorority will host a Mental Health Summit in the New Year

The Augusta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will be hosting their ninth annual Mental Health Summit in mid-January.

Pickleball is arising in Augusta as a new favorite sport

As the new year approaches, many might gravitate towards one of the top new year resolutions – exercising more. For most that might mean hitting the gym more or taking more jogs around the neighborhood, but what about exploring out a new sport?

Richmond County offers a diploma completion program

Richmond County School System offers a new credit recovery program for locals in need.

Ring in the New Year with local entertainment, art and nature

If your New Year resolutions consist of attending more local art shows, entertainment, nature or some light reading then look no further for upcoming events in Augusta to welcome 2023.

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