Latest News

  • Syndicate content

Atlanta issues bad air alert

ATLANTA - Georgia environment officials have issued a Code Orange air quality alert for metro Atlanta. The state Environmental Protection Division issued the alert for Friday. Meteorologist Rob Handel with the National Weather Service says children and people with special sensitivities to air q...

05/07/10 - 8:00am

7 hurt in Metter bus wreck

METTER, Ga.  - A Greyhound bus carrying 40 passengers from Savannah to Atlanta ran off the road and hit a ditch, injuring seven.

05/07/10 - 7:51am

7 hurt in Metter bus wreck

METTER, Ga.  - A Greyhound bus carrying 40 passengers from Savannah to Atlanta ran off the road and hit a ditch, injuring seven.

05/07/10 - 7:51am

Squirrel blamed for power outage

A squirrel that got into a transmission line caused a brief power outage this morning that affected 22 Georgia Power customers and knocked out several Augusta traffic lights. The outage, which happened just after 8 a.m., lasted less than 10 minutes, said Georgia Power spokeswoman Lynn Wallace. ...

05/07/10 - 1:23pm

Leases sought to test wind turbines off Ga. coast

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Southern Co. has asked the U.S. Department of the Interior for ocean leases off the coasts of Jekyll Island and Savannah to erect research towers.

 

05/07/10 - 8:37am

Native sons speak to SC grads

COLUMBIA  - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson will be among the speakers for graduation ceremonies at the University of South Carolina. Robinson will speak today and Saturday afternoons. Bernanke will speak on Saturday morning. Rob...

05/07/10 - 4:53am

'Cooterfest' starts today in Allendale

ALLENDALE, S.C  - It may be the slowest festival in South Carolina, but there's little doubt it has the most interesting name. Cooterfest gets under way beginning today in Allendale. Cooter is another name for turtles. The highlight of the event is Saturday's annual Carolina Cooter race. T...

05/07/10 - 4:49am

PETA offers free, meatless meals to schools

 PETA offers to help the small, south Georgia school system with "meat-free" lunch policy.

05/07/10 - 4:46am

Pipe burst blamed for loud boom

A pressurized pipe at PCS Nitrogen burst this afternoon with a loud boom, triggering concerned calls to dispatch about a possible explosion. Nobody was injured though and there was no apparent damage beyond the ruptured above-ground pipe, which was bearing steam at 1,500 pounds per square inch, said...

05/06/10 - 5:47pm

Stocks extend plunge on concerns about Greece

The Dow Jones industrials dropped nearly 1,000 points today, before rallying to close down 347.

05/06/10 - 3:28pm

Search Augusta jobs