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Rally against Obama health care plan set for Thursday

A coalition of Augustans opposed to the national health care reform plan will hold a rally from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Riverwalk amphitheater. Speakers at the SOC (Stop Obama Care) Rally will include doctors, health care providers, congressmen and other elected officials, and citizens who have...

09/01/09 - 11:06am

Absentee voting continues this week in Aiken GOP primary

AIKEN -- Absentee voting for Aiken's Republican primary election is being offered this week until 4 p.m. Friday, according to a release sent today by the Aiken County Registration and Elections office. Such voting will not be available on Monday because of the Labor Day holiday. Polling places...

09/01/09 - 10:55am

Avondale Mills appeals water rate decision to SC high court

Avondale Mills Inc. has filed an appeal with the South Carolina Supreme Court concerning a circuit court injunction that has temporarily been placed on water and sewer rates for Graniteville and Vaucluse residents. State Rep. Tom Young, R-Aiken, said today that the filing was made on Friday and tha...

09/01/09 - 11:54am

Master Plan public workshop Thursday at Augusta Tech

Augustans who want a voice in the citywide master plan effort can take part in another public input session Thursday at Augusta Technical College. The workshop runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Building 600 at Augusta Tech. All Augustans are invited to participate in a variety of di...

08/29/11 - 9:22pm

It's a girl for Annika Sorenstam

STOCKHOLM – It’s a girl for Annika Sorenstam. The Hall of Fame golfer wrote in her blog that Ava Madelyn McGee was born Tuesday morning. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Sorenstam said both she and her daughter were doing well and that she was “very excited...

09/01/09 - 10:42am

Sex offender not living at registered address, police say

While on a surprise residence verification, Investigators learned that Terrell Benning was not living at the address he had previously registered. According to a news bulletin issued this morning, Mr. Benning last registered an address of 743 Bennock Mill Rdwith the Richmond County Sheriff’s ...

09/01/09 - 10:21am

Schools look to teacher furloughs to trim budgets across Georgia

Georgia is the only state so far to have imposed statewide furloughs for educators this fiscal year.

09/01/09 - 11:54am

Aiken council to meet on millage

The Aiken County Council will meet today to vote on establishing the county’s millage for the 2010 fiscal year. The issue is expected to be discussed at a council meeting set to occur at 6:15 p.m. at the council’s chambers at 736 Richland Avenue, Aiken, according to an agenda e-mailed thi...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Sites don't want to be next Yucca

WASHINGTON -– It is among the nastiest substances on earth: more than 14,000 tons of highly radioactive waste left over from the building of the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal. As the Obama administration and Senate leaders move to scuttle a proposed repository for the waste in Nevada, ...

09/01/09 - 8:38am

Smoking fee spurs workers to quit

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Chatham County employee James Putney is on his way to becoming smoke-free after 40 years of lighting up. After attending three of four smoking cessation classes, he is down from 20 to two cigarettes a day, Putney said. The county's plan to start charging employees who smoke an...

09/01/09 - 8:29am

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Vogtle workforce hits 4,200

About 4,200 workers are employed at the Plant Vogtle expansion project where the first two reactors built in the U.S. in more than three decades are rising from the red clay.
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