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New reactors are under construction at Plant Vogtle, which brings the plant to four reactors. They will count toward gas emission cuts mandated by the EPA.

EPA plan credits new nuclear reactors

Nuclear construction like that under way at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle got a boost this week in a proposal unveiled by the Obama administration.
By Meg Mirshak

#AugFirstDay: Send us your photos

Share your first day of school photos and we'll post them in a slideshow. Use hashtag #AugFirstDay on social media or use the upload link below.

We want to hear what Augusta means to you, from A to Z!

We're looking for the 26 things, by letter, people need to know about our amazing city.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 27- Aug. 3

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 27-Aug. 3.

Sheriff, others back SPLOST

Voter approval of a Nov. 3 special purpose, local option sales tax referendum is "crucial" to continuing the mission of law enforcement, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said at a voter open house.
By Susan McCord

Board finds more property to tax

Since implementing in 2011 a new system of assessing property values using aerial images, the Richmond County Board of Assessors reports $2.35 million in discovered property tax and other revenue.
By Susan McCord

CDC warns bad bacteria on the rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a "call to action" that the U.S. needs to address the increasing spread of C. diff and other deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
By Tom Corwin

Weekly Crime Map

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