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NRC orders design modifications on Vogtle buildings

Westinghouse, maker of the new AP1000 nuclear reactors that will be installed at Plant Vogtle, was ordered today to modify the design of buildings that protect sensitive containment areas from events like earthquakes and tornadoes. “The Nuclear Regulatory Com­mis­sion staff has informe...

10/15/09 - 7:29pm

Former Mayor Bob Young named to census panel by Gov. Perdue

Gov. Sonny Perdue today named former Augusta Mayor Bob Young and more than 40 others to a newly formed Complete Count Committee, a commission that will educate and coordinate community awareness and action for the upcoming 2010 federal census. The committee will be responsible for establishing a ce...

10/15/09 - 4:33pm

Aiken authorities charge man for attempting to manufacture meth

Aiken County narcotics investigators have arrested a man for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine in Beech Island. According to Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers, 44-year-old James Edward Mcrae, was arrested after investigators obtained a warrant and searched a house at 595 Beech Isl...

10/15/09 - 3:58pm

Morris sells billboard company as part of newspaper group restructuring

Augusta-based Morris Communications Co. sold a majority stake in its billboard advertising company today to a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investment firm as part of the debt restructuring plan for its newspaper group. ACON Investments LLC bought Fairway Outdoor for an undisclosed amount. ...

10/15/09 - 6:34pm

Lakeside grad died last May of 'natural causes,' coroner rules

A Columbia County coroner determined Wednesday the cause of death for a Martinez teen who died the day after her high school graduation in May. Melanie Anne Elizabeth Garrison, 18, was found unresponsive in her bed by her parents on May 24, the day after she graduated from Lakeside High School. &#...

10/15/09 - 3:48pm

Monday's Shinedown concert moved to Bell Auditorium

There will be no Shinedown at the James Brown. Monday night’s concert featuring radio rock acts Shinedown, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way has been moved from the James Brown Arena to the smaller Bell Auditorium. Kayla Ott, director of marketing for venues, said the decision to move the show wa...

10/15/09 - 3:57pm

Gordon Highway litter cleanup scheduled for Oct. 24

The next Gordon Highway litter cleanup has been rescheduled for Oct. 24, Greater Augusta Progress Chairman and Empire Truck & Tractor owner Henry Frischknecht said today. Volunteers will meet at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Southgate Shopping Center. A previously announced November date won...

10/15/09 - 3:20pm

6-year-old hid in attic, wasn't in balloon

Sheriff Jim Alderman turned to reporters during a news conference and held thumbs up and said, "He's at the house."

10/15/09 - 5:45pm

Colclough, Blocker-Adams fined for campaign-filing violations

ATLANTA -- Onetime Augusta politicians Richard Colclough and Helen Blocker-Adams must pay fines for failing to file campaign forms now that the State Ethics Commission accepted their plea agreements today. Mr. Colclough agreed to a $1,500 civil penalty and $375 in late fees for failing to submit ca...

10/15/09 - 1:07pm

Columbia County teen takes own life, sets house afire, officials say

Columbia County authorities said today it appears an 18-year-old Evans man took his own life after setting his parents' home on fire. “Evidence suggests arson/suicide,” said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said. “It remains an open death investigation. It is pre...

01/08/10 - 3:04pm
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