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Imperial refinery hazards reduced before blast, documents say

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Imperial Sugar Co. was trying to root out hazards at its local refinery before it blew up last year, interview reports and sworn statements indicate. But some of those documents also suggest Imperial's efforts were too little, too late and - at least at first - failed to target...

08/03/09 - 8:38am

CSRA Hydrangea Society meeting set

The CSRA Hydrangea Society announced today that it will offer a program on “Pendleton King Park and The History of the King Family” at 7 p.m. August 20 at Aiken Technical College. According to a release, the public is invited to hear Dr. Tom Mills and Martha Bertrand speak on the topic. T...

08/03/09 - 11:46am

Spay and neuter clinic expanding

A spay and neuter clinic is expanding with the opening a new location today for the Aiken area. Heartsong Spay/Neuter Clinic's Aiken office is located off Whiskey Road at 126 Dominion Drive, Suite 1030, offering low-cost spays, neuters, dental cleanings and vaccinations as well as a grooming sa...

08/03/09 - 11:48am

Units preparing to deploy

The 35th Signal Brigade is preparing to case the colors of two units readying to deploy to Iraq. Ceremonies will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 12 on Barton Field, according to a release. The units deploying are the Headquarters of the 35th Signal Brigade and all of the 67th Signal Battali...

08/03/09 - 1:04pm

Medical center having computer problems

The main outpatient pharmacy at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center will have significant delays today as a result of computer problems at the center. The refill pharmacy at the PX Mall on Fort Gordon also will have delays, according to a news release. Officials are asking beneficiaries to de...

08/03/09 - 11:47am

Morning road closures

Drivers should be prepared for several area road closures during the commute this morning. Motorists traveling eastbound on Bobby Jones Expressway will not be able to exit onto Wheeler Road. There is a detour to Gordon Highway then back onto Bobby Jones Expressway eastbound to Marks Church Road. T...

08/03/09 - 11:47am

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to be honored Wed. in Lincolnton

Lincoln County commissioners will honor the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its management of Thurmond Lake with a covered-dish luncheon at Lincolnton Historical Park on Wednesday. A covered-dish luncheon, complete with a proclamation of honor from Lincoln County commissioners, will be held at the...

08/03/09 - 11:46am

Thousands expected for ex-boxing champ's funeral

ATLANTA – Thousands are expected to turn out today to remember three-time former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, who was killed in an attempted robbery just over a week ago. A funeral service will be held at megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, just east of Atlanta. Some...

08/03/09 - 7:24am

SRS MOX project on schedule

Construction on one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest and most expensive projects celebrated its second anniversary last week with the announcement that the $4.86 million Mixed Oxide Fuel Plant at Savannah River Site remains on schedule....

08/03/09 - 7:21am

Help offered for energy assistance

Low-income residents 65 and older will have two days to take advantage of energy assistance provided by the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority....

08/03/09 - 7:17am

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