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Walton Way section reopens today

Work crews will reopen Walton Way today after about four months of construction. The roadway closed between 13th and New Bailie Streets in July as part of the St. Sebastian Way expansion project. Mike Keene, area engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation, said barring any bad weather or...

11/25/09 - 7:45am

Cogon grass confiscated at Savannah port

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the port of Savannah have made more than 60 interceptions of cogon grass on commercial cargo containers since mid-October. Cogon grass is considered one of the 10 worst invasive plant species in the world. The ...

11/25/09 - 7:34am

PETA asks UGA to quit using live bulldog mascot

ATHENS, Ga. -- An animal rights organization has asked the University of Georgia to quit using a live bulldog as the school’s athletic mascot. Instead, PETA suggests, the Bulldogs could use a robot dog or costumed mascot, like Hairy Dawg or inflatable Spike, to represent the university’s ...

11/24/09 - 11:54pm

Atlanta police chief to quit

ATLANTA — Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington has announced he will resign at the end of the year. Pennington's top deputy, Alan Dreher, also announced his departure today, saying he would leave the department Dec. 8. The two had worked together in Washington, D.C. Pennington was hire...

11/24/09 - 11:48pm

Aiken County reports fire

AIKEN -- Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency crews are extinguishing a fire at an Aiken County home. Fire crews were dispatched to the blaze at the home in the 2100 block of Green Pond Road outside of Jackson around 4 p.m., said an Aiken County 911 dispatcher. The dispatcher coul...

11/24/09 - 6:40pm

Brown's "cape man" bonded out of jail

The former "cape man" for James Brown was bonded out of jail Tuesday after being arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Daniel Brown Ray, 74, of Augusta, was arrested on Friday. His bond amount was $4,600, according to jail personnel. Mr. Ray was well-known as the man who would introduce...

11/24/09 - 5:56pm

Water main break affecting several Columbia County neighborhoods

A water main break caused several Columbia Country neighborhoods to lose water. At about 3 p.m., a water main on Hereford Farm Road near Columbia Road broke causing residents in the River Birch and Fairington subdivisions and along Hereford Farm Road, Huntfied Road and Calloway Road Extension to lo...

11/24/09 - 4:42pm

NRC plans Aiken meeting to discuss latest MOX reviews

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 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 Ai...

11/24/09 - 4:28pm

Augusta special elections approved

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue announced today that he has issued writs of special election to fill the vacancies of State Senate District 22 due to the resignation of State Sen. Ed Tarver after being nominated and confirmed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and of House D...

11/24/09 - 4:18pm

Adopt-A-Stream workshops planned

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream will host two free workshops in December at Columbia County’s Reed Creek Wetlands Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez, to promote awareness of water quality and to offer citizens with tools and training to monitor water quality. The workshops will consist of an Amphibian Mon...

11/24/09 - 3:42pm

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