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Environmental group urges Olin to convert Augusta plant

An environmental group renewed is request today that Olin Corporation invest some of its capital to convert its Augusta chlor-alkali plant to a mercury free manufacturing process. Simon Mahan, a campaign analyst for Oceana, said in a press release that Olin's newly announced 2009 earnings repor...

01/26/10 - 2:27pm

Police seek identity of woman, man in Target store receipt scam

Police are trying to identify two thieves who have been caught on video digging through the trash can outside Target for receipts then using them to return items they never purchased.

01/26/10 - 4:56pm

Georgia Power expects costs will vary with Vogtle expansion

ATLANTA -- The actual cost of constructing two reactors at Plant Vogtle will vary widely from original projections, but the Public Service Commission only needs to act if the variations exceed a secret percentage, a Georgia Power Company executive testified this morning....

01/26/10 - 1:16pm

Owner sought after horse struck, killed near Appling

Columbia County officials are looking for the owner of a horse struck by a truck in Columbia County last night. Just after 6 p.m. Monday, a horse wandered out of the driveway of 3929 E. White Oak Road in Appling into the path of a Nissan truck driven by Annis Skillman Hall, 78, of Powell Court in A...

01/26/10 - 11:47am

Audit faults employment agency

COLUMBIA -- The S.C. Employment Security Commission, which administers unemployment benefits and helps the jobless find work, failed to notify the state that its trust fund was low, did not contain costs and failed to follow federal guidelines for reserve levels, according to an audit by the S.C. Le...

01/26/10 - 10:47am

Rape foiled; Victim turns out to be man dressed as woman

ATHENS, Ga. -- A would-be rapist fled Sunday night after he ripped off his victim's clothes and discovered he had attacked a man dressed as a woman, Athens-Clarke police said. The suspect was riding a bicycle when he started stalking a 17-year-old walking along Bray Street near Fourth Street ...

01/26/10 - 9:43am

North Augusta school principal tells police of indecent letter

The assistant principal of North Augusta’s Paul Knox Middle School told police Monday that someone mailed her an obscene letter. Lloydette Young said the letter was mailed to the school and contained a condom wrapped in aluminum foil, according to a North Augusta Public Safety report. It was t...

01/26/10 - 9:09am

Two men arrested in shooting death of 16-year-old

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with the shooting death early today of 16-year old Brandon Desean Taylor.

01/27/10 - 1:28am

Republican lawmaker wary of Perdue budget plan

A top budget-writer in the Legislature says Gov. Sonny Perdue is using “funny money” to balance the budget and that, contrary to what Gov. Sonny Perdue says, furloughs are likely for the fiscal year that starts in July. I interviewed state Rep. Earl Erhart, R-Powder Springs, for a piece ...

01/26/10 - 7:07am

Ga. blood supply dwindles

Officials say the blood supply in Georgia is running low. April Phillips is a spokeswoman for the Red Cross' Southern Blood Services Region. She says blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels and that officials are especially desperate for blood types O negative and B negative....

01/26/10 - 6:34am
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