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Authority's board to meet Thursday on Avondale water deal

AIKEN - The Valley Public Service Authority board of commissioners will meet Thursday to decide the fate of the Avondale Mills water system takeover. The commissioners will meet with board attorney Eric Shytle at 4:30 p.m. at the authority's office, 435 Pine St. in Gloverville. Commissioners wi...

01/26/10 - 9:08pm

Georgia House gets horse-racing legalization bill

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters could have a say this fall on whether to legalize betting on horse racing, based on legislation introduced today. House Resolution 1177 would set up a referendum during November's general election to expand gambling beyond the state-run lottery. Introduced by Rep. Harr...

04/13/10 - 5:53pm

Pro hockey could return to Augusta

Minor league hockey could be a step closer to making a return to Augusta this fall in the form of a Southern Professional Hockey League team. The SPHL winter meetings, held earlier this week in Charlotte, N.C., concluded Monday, and a statement released by the league confirmed that an ownership grou...

01/07/11 - 10:21pm

Shooting prompts cancellation of prep games

Following last night's shooting death of a Butler High School student, the Richmond County school system has decided to cancel some high school basketball games tonight and all after-school activities on the middle school level. School system spokesman Louis Svehla said games cancelled are: Wes...

01/26/10 - 5:41pm

Edgefield mill to add 16 jobs in $3 million expansion

Parkdale Mills plans to add new equipment to its Edgefield textile facility to help increase capacity, a $3 million investment that is expected to create 16 more jobs. Parkdale Mills has been a producer and supplier of spun yarn for nearly a century. The company expects to have the expansion compl...

01/26/10 - 2:39pm

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 - 1:27pm

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 - 3:56pm

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 - 12:16pm

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 - 10:47am

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 - 9:47am
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