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DOE retains Wackenhut as SRS security provider

The U.S. Energy Department will retain Wackenhut Services Inc. as the security provider at Savannah River Site. The company, with about 870 local employees, has provided security and paramilitary services at SRS since 1983 and will receive a cost-plus-award fee type contract worth $989 million over...

10/09/09 - 2:29pm

Residents respond to Obama's award

---“This is one of many historical moments that have occurred to a very deserving person who is making a tremendous difference in the world. I think in light of all the issues we have going on right now, he is doing an excellent job in maintaining balance in each area of concern.” -- Chris...

01/20/10 - 10:21pm

Alltel transition to Verizon nearly complete in Augusta

Existence of Alltel is disappearing from the Augusta area landscape. Alltel stores are now bearing the Verizon Wireless logo. Alltel customers in the rural sections of the Augusta area – Burke, Edgefield, Barnwell and Bamberg counties – will be seeing the name Commnet Wireless if its Mas...

10/09/09 - 1:57pm

Airport officials dispute study

A study of on-time air travel from a Washington, D.C., public policy organization ranked Augusta as one of the worst in the nation. But Augusta airport officials dispute the findings in the study, citing incomplete data and ranking the airport on arrivals, over which the destination airport has no ...

01/08/10 - 2:50pm

Aitken leading in campaign contributions in District 1 race

Matt Aitken is outpacing his competitors in campaign contributions in the race for Betty Beard’s District 1 seat on the Augusta Commission, having raised $5,355, according to documents filed this week with the Richmond County Board of Elections. Bill Fennoy, whom Ms. Beard has endorsed, has ra...

01/21/10 - 12:34am

Police release photo of Wachovia bank robber suspect

Authorities released a surveillance photo of the man wanted in connection to the robbery of the Wachovia Bank branch on Georgia Avenue Thursday....

10/09/09 - 1:18pm

Award comes too early in Obama presidency

We understand and appreciate what the Nobel Peace Prize committee members are trying to do. They’re trying to encourage peace. We just disagree wholly with how they’re trying to go about it. In the process, they have rendered the prize meaningless. Nothing at all against President Obama...

10/09/09 - 1:45pm

Hook & Cook Festival tomorrow in Jackson

The annual Hook & Cook Festival will take place Saturday. The Town of Jackson’s Hook & Cook Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jackson Community Center on Main Street in Jackson. The event also includes a fishing tournament that begins at daylight. Entry fees are $...

10/09/09 - 12:30pm

Inmate escapes from Aiken facility

AIKEN – An Aiken County inmate escaped from a minimum security facility late Thursday night. Personnel realized that Patrick Frazier, 22, escaped from the Lower-Savannah Pre-Release Center on Wire Road around 11:50 p.m., South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman Josh Gelinas said in a...

10/09/09 - 11:35am

Med student robbed early this morning on Eighth Street

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 200 block of Eighth Street early this morning. The victim, a 26-year-old Medical College of Georgia student, said he was approached by two men who demanded his money, a Richmond County Sheriff's report said. One of the men pointed a rifle at him then took th...

10/09/09 - 9:35am

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