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SC seat belt use goes up, sets record

COLUMBIA – Approximately four out five motorists in South Carolina wear their safety belts – the highest recorded usage rate in state history – according to survey results announced today by the state Department of Public Safety. Public safety officials credit enforcement and public ...

07/13/09 - 11:58am

SRS waste processing passes million gallons in 2009

Savannah River Remediation, formerly Washington Savannah River Company, employees have processed over 1 million gallons of hazardous waste in the last six months, mostly from the site’s underground waste storage tanks, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site Saltstone facil...

07/13/09 - 10:25am

Augusta Commission will meet today to set millage

Augusta commissioners have a called a special meeting for today to set the millage rate. The city isn’t expected to raise the millage rate to offset a slight decline in Richmond County’s tax digest. The meeting will be at 11:45 a.m. in the Municipal Building, 530 Greene Street....

01/21/10 - 12:43am

This morning North Augusta opens its new municipal building

NORTH AUGUSTA -- North Augusta’s new municipal building off Georgia Avenue is officially open for business. City offices opened this morning at the new site. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The 68,000-square feet structure houses 33 city employees and is expected to cost $300,000...

07/13/09 - 10:15am

Man recovering this morning after brother shoots him in leg

An Augusta man is recovering today after being shot in the leg by his brother Sunday evening. The two men were handling the gun at a home on the 4000 block of Madison Lane around 4:45 p.m. when the weapon discharged, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Rogers. One of the brothers was shot ...

07/13/09 - 12:01pm

Storms disrupt Atlanta commuters, flights

ATLANTA -- Strong summer storms continued over Atlanta this morning, disrupting commuters and delaying flights from the region's busiest airport. It was the second day of strong weather for the metro area, after Sunday saw toppled trees, lightning, fires, flooding and power outages. Thundersto...

07/13/09 - 9:35am

Huckabee sees Sanford as finished

OKLAHOMA CITY -— Former Arkansas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he was stunned by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's sex scandal and says Mr. Sanford probably is finished politically. Mr. Huckabee was in Oklahoma City on Sunday to speak to high school student...

07/13/09 - 9:29am

Jailer charged with molestation

A Richmond County jailer was arrested and charged with child molestation Sunday.

07/13/09 - 9:17am

Deputies investigate family of boy attacked by dogs

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said today it is investigating the family of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled by a group of dogs over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Office could file charges including negligence against the great-grandparents and mother of Damien Chavous, who remains in c...

07/13/09 - 12:24pm

Gas prices drop, but oil climbs

Gasoline prices, which fell sharply in the past week, will continue to drop in the weeks ahead, according to AAA Auto Club South. Oil prices rose above $60 a barrel Monday, however, halting last week's falling trend, as investors turned to commodities for protection against a weaker dollar and ...

07/13/09 - 9:07am

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