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Motorists warned: Troopers will be out this holiday weekend

The Georgia State Patrol’s 953 troopers will provide a more visible presence than usual during the long holiday weekend, during which 16 traffic fatalities are predicted statewide. “We will have checkpoints set up around the state for seatbelts, and for sobriety,” said Lt. Paul Cospe...

11/25/09 - 9:57pm

PETA asks UGA to quit using live bulldog mascot

Animal rights organization suggests school use a robot dog or costumed mascot.

11/25/09 - 7:48am

NRC plans MOX Aiken meeting

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 in Aiken to discuss the agency’s most recent round of reviews of the Energy Department’s $4.86 billion mixed oxide fuel facility under construction at Savannah River Site. The meeting, to be held at the Ai...

11/25/09 - 7:37am

Aiken school board reviews bond plan

AIKEN -- The Aiken County School Board got its formal introduction Tuesday into bond referendum formalities as financial representatives laid out scenarios the board could follow if it used a referendum to fund the capital campaign they are currently drafting. Representatives with Ross, Sinclaire ...

01/08/10 - 11:37am

Adopt-A-Stream workshops set

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream will host two free workshops in December at Columbia County’s Reed Creek Wetlands Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez, to promote awareness of water quality and to offer citizens with tools and training to monitor water quality. The workshops will consist of an Amphibian Mon...

11/25/09 - 7:35am

Walton Way section reopens today

Work crews will reopen Walton Way today after about four months of construction. The roadway closed between 13th and New Bailie Streets in July as part of the St. Sebastian Way expansion project. Mike Keene, area engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation, said barring any bad weather or...

11/25/09 - 7:45am

Cogon grass confiscated at Savannah port

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the port of Savannah have made more than 60 interceptions of cogon grass on commercial cargo containers since mid-October. Cogon grass is considered one of the 10 worst invasive plant species in the world. The ...

11/25/09 - 7:34am

PETA asks UGA to quit using live bulldog mascot

ATHENS, Ga. -- An animal rights organization has asked the University of Georgia to quit using a live bulldog as the school’s athletic mascot. Instead, PETA suggests, the Bulldogs could use a robot dog or costumed mascot, like Hairy Dawg or inflatable Spike, to represent the university’s ...

11/24/09 - 11:54pm

Atlanta police chief to quit

ATLANTA — Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington has announced he will resign at the end of the year. Pennington's top deputy, Alan Dreher, also announced his departure today, saying he would leave the department Dec. 8. The two had worked together in Washington, D.C. Pennington was hire...

11/24/09 - 11:48pm

Aiken County reports fire

AIKEN -- Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency crews are extinguishing a fire at an Aiken County home. Fire crews were dispatched to the blaze at the home in the 2100 block of Green Pond Road outside of Jackson around 4 p.m., said an Aiken County 911 dispatcher. The dispatcher coul...

11/24/09 - 6:40pm
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