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MOX inspection finds some minor violations, report says

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s most recent round of inspections at the U.S. Energy Department’s mixed oxide fuel facility yielded four notices of violation for mostly minor infractions, according to a copy of the report made public today. Inspectors who conducted extensive reviews at...

11/03/09 - 5:45pm

Turnout very low in District 5, despite two races on ballot

Voter turnout has been below 10 percent today at some precincts in Richmond County’s District 5, where an Augusta Commission and school board race are on the ballot.

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Free children's soccer event to be held Saturday

The Peach Belt Conference is holding its second annual Breakfast with the Champions Community Day on Saturday morning at Blanchard Woods Park. This free soccer event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and runs until noon, is for children ages 6-12, male or female. In conjunctio...

11/03/09 - 4:52pm

Meth lab suspects arrested

BATH – Authorities have captured two suspects they believe ran a meth lab in an Aiken County mobile home....

11/03/09 - 9:42pm

Burnettown polls busy today

AIKEN – One Aiken County community is bucking the trend of low turnout today. Ten percent of Burnettown’s 1,500 voters have already cast their ballots for the mayoral and two town council seat races, said Stuart Bedenbaugh, executive director of Aiken County Registration and Elections. &...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Sportscaster Nantz to pay almost $1 million yearly in alimony

HARTFORD, Conn. – CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz must pay $916,000 yearly in alimony and child support to his ex-wife and give up their Connecticut home under terms of a newly issued divorce decree. The ruling, made Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court, dissolves the 26-year marriage of Nantz and A...

11/03/09 - 2:02pm

Columbia County commissioners will seek re-election in 2010

Two Columbia County commissioners announced their intent today to run for re-election. Commission Chairman Ron Cross and Commissioner Scott Dean shared the spotlight this morning during a campaign announcement at the Evans Government Center. Both men said they intend to seek another term. Realizin...

01/20/10 - 11:08pm

Augusta-Aiken Audubon holds Friday fundraiser

Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold its 10th annual Auction for Education from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the North Augusta Community Center. Proceeds benefit environmental programs in local schools. Auction items include golf packages, artwork, canoe trips, home and garden accessories, bird feeders, a...

11/03/09 - 1:32pm

Man held in motel trashing

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man Monday night after they said he smashed windows and ransacked his room at a motel. Michael Wayne Bader, 58, was charged with second degree criminal damage to property and obstruction of an officer, according to Richmond County jail reco...

11/03/09 - 7:31pm

Hereford Farm Road reopened

Hereford Farm Road was reopened tonight after a natural gas leak kept at least one lane closed between Farmington subdivision and Blanchard Road for most of the day. The line break was under the road, according to Columbia County officials....

11/03/09 - 11:12pm

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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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