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NRC to discuss MOX at Thursday Aiken meeting

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in Aiken to discuss the agency’s most recent round of reviews of the Energy Department’s $4.86 billion mixed oxide fuel facility under construction at Savannah River Site. The meeting, to be held at the A...

12/14/09 - 2:28pm

Open houses announced for Richmond magnet schools

Richmond County’s magnet schools will be offering open houses and registrations in the next few weeks. The first will occur at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the International Baccalaureate Program at the Academy of Richmond County. That meeting, set to occur in the school’s auditorium, will also be...

01/15/10 - 2:48am

Senate candidates to speak at Tuesday forum

The Augusta Branch NAACP will hold a forum Tuesday for the four candidates vying to replace Ed Tarver as Augusta’s District 22 state senator. The forum is open to the public and will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Henry Brigham Center, 2456 Golden Camp Road. According to a news release, all four ca...

12/14/09 - 1:45pm

Richmond offers flu shots at some schools this week

Richmond County Health Department will be making another push at school sites to get more people vaccinated against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus. Public health personnel will deliver the shots this week from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the following locations: * Tuesday at Lake Forest Elementary Sch...

12/14/09 - 3:37pm

Tapping Savannah River too costly for Atlanta, task force says

Gov. Sonny Perdue’s Water Contingency Task Force will not offer any interbasin transfer scenarios in its portfolio of options to resolve metro Atlanta’s need for drinking water, according to the group’s most recent report. “This was good news for our region and we hope this posi...

12/14/09 - 1:28pm

Suspect in North Augusta slaying surrenders

AIKEN -- A North Augusta teen connected to a November murder turned himself in this morning. Aiken County Sheriff’s charged David Lee Johnson, 16, of the 1900 block of Seaborn Drive, for accessory after the fact of murder, Aiken County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said. He will be charged a...

12/14/09 - 1:59pm

Pets reported stolen

Two homeowners had their pets stolen while they were away this weekend. A 25-year-old Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies someone stole his Bassett hound from his backyard in the 1900 block of Warren Street Sunday, a sheriff’s report said. Meanwhile, a 27-year-old woman r...

12/14/09 - 1:16pm

Knology moves into new customer service center

Knology's new customer service center is open for business. The $3.5 million facility at 3664 Wheeler Road had its first full day of operation on Sunday, said Greg Argetsinger, the executive director of customer care at Knology. "We're very excited. I think it's a very good direction f...

12/14/09 - 4:47pm

MCG cancer center director has stepped down

Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center Director Kapil Bhalla has stepped down, a school official said. Dr. Bhalla resigned as director but will still be at the center running his lab, said School of Medicine Dean D. Douglas Miller. Dr. John Catravas, director of the Vascular Biology Center and se...

12/14/09 - 4:48pm

Weather delays at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA — The Federal Aviation Administration says low ceilings are causing delays at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The FAA says delays this morning were about 21 minutes for arriving flights. It says the arrival delays also are causing some departing flights to be de...

12/14/09 - 4:47pm

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