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SRS ships some waste to Tenn.

Savannah River Site has begun shipping oil contaminated with tritium and mercury to disposal facilities in Tennessee decades ahead of schedule due to the availability of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds. The mixed waste includes 70 carbon-steel drums welded shut, with bottles and kegs o...

10/27/09 - 12:21pm

Profits increase for First Bank of Georgia's holding company

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported this morning an increase of 54 percent to its third quarter net income. Augusta-based Georgia-Carolina Bancshares posted net income of $1.49 million, or 43 cents per share, in July, August and September, up from $966,000, or 28 cents per share, i...

10/27/09 - 10:13am

Motorcycle crash kills 70-year-old

ANDERSON, S.C. — A 70-year-old man has died after the motorcycle he was driving slid off a road and hit a sign. Alford Roy Lee died of head trauma Monday. His wife, Betty, told the Anderson Independent-Mail that Mr. Lee leaves behind six children and 12 grandchildren. Authorities think speed ...

10/27/09 - 9:55am

Emory warns about robberies

ATLANTA — The Emory University community is being told to exercise caution after a couple of armed robberies in the area. Officials say both robberies in the past week occurred near the Emory campus just outside Atlanta. The robberies follow a series of armed robberies near college campuses in...

10/27/09 - 9:42am

Fire department boat burns

BEAUFORT, S.C. — A boat owned by a South Carolina fire department is one of two that burned in a fire at a repair shop. The Beaufort Gazette reported a Beaufort Fire Department boat was destroyed when the fire started at a repair shop in Burton on Saturday. Beaufort Fire Department spokesman ...

10/27/09 - 9:32am

States to talk about water

ATLANTA -– Members of Georgia's congressional delegation have invited their counterparts from Alabama and Florida to a discussion on how to resolve the tri-state water dispute. Reps. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, and John Lewis, D-Atlanta, have invited Alabama's seven House members and F...

10/27/09 - 9:29am

Police say man killed brother

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man is in the Charleston County jail today, charged with murder in the death of his brother, who police say was beaten with a walking stick. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that 52-year-old Charles Edward Roundtree was arrested Sunday. His ...

10/27/09 - 9:09am

Columbia County schools will not change tax rate

The tax rate to fund Columbia County’s school system will remain the same next year after approval from the school board this morning. With board members Roxanne Whitaker and Mildred Blackburn absent, trustees unanimously approved maintaining 17.09 millage for 2010. The levy will bring the sc...

10/27/09 - 10:39am

Atlanta air terminal funded

ATLANTA — The federal government has awarded Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport almost $34 million in stimulus funds to help pay for construction of a new terminal. The Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program granted Hartsfield-Jackson $13.97 million to ...

10/27/09 - 9:02am

AT&T launches 3G wireless network in Augusta

AT&T’s third-generation mobile broadband network is now available in Augusta, the company announced this morning. More than 300 square miles of 3G coverage is available across Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken. The network extension is part of AT&T’s efforts to take advantage of t...

10/27/09 - 9:26am

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