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Gov. Perdue asked to move dirt he dredged from his lake property

JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia Power says Gov. Sonny Perdue has been asked to remove the dirt dredged from near his vacation home and dumped into Lake Jackson last month. Perdue owns a vacation home on the lake. The Macon Telegraph newspaper reported that a neighbor spotted heavy equipment removing so...

11/26/09 - 10:00am

Metro Augusta unemployment rises to 9.5 percent in October

Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate rises to 9.5 percent in October

11/26/09 - 9:53am

Ga. plant to contest OSHA penalties

WASHINGTON, Ga. — An east Georgia horse bedding manufacturing company says it will dispute the violations and $41,700 in penalties levied by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week. OSHA cited Callaway Farms Manufacturing in Wilkes County for 20 serious violations after inv...

11/26/09 - 9:13am

Ruff Landing: Atlanta airport opens new dog park

ATLANTA — Furry travelers now have a place to stretch their legs at Atlanta's airport. A new fenced-in dog park is part of the ground transportation center on the west end of the passenger terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The 1,000-square-foot park, which open...

11/26/09 - 9:11am

No. 6 Augusta State notches road win over Life

In Marietta, Ga., No. 6 Augusta State defeated Life University, 81-68, tonight. The Jaguars (3-0) were led by senior forward Fred Brathwaite, the reigning Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week. Brathwaite posted 23 points and 17 rebounds. Senior guard Ben Madgen added 18 points and five assists...

11/25/09 - 10:06pm

Dogs' Green likely won't play Saturday

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia receiver A.J. Green is unlikely to play in Saturday's game against No. 7 Georgia Tech because of a separated shoulder and running back Richard Samuel is definitely out after sustaining a concussion in practice. Green injured his left shoulder in a Nov. 14 win over Aub...

11/25/09 - 8:21pm

Aiken captures most wanted suspect

Between January and this month, Marquis Cummings is linked to a series of crimes, police say.

11/25/09 - 5:07pm

Dad's tip lead to arrest of Aiken holdup suspect

AIKEN – Authorities have arrested an armed robbery suspect after his father recognized his surveillance photo Tuesday. Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Shaun Andrew Benson, 26, of the 2800 block of Sunshine Lane in Thomson, with armed robbery, Lt. David Turno said in a news release. ...

11/25/09 - 4:34pm

Global Energy files for bankruptcy protection

The owner of Augusta’s old Pfizer facility filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. Global Energy Holdings Group, formerly known as Xethanol Corp., filed in Delaware, reporting that it had assets at about $28 million and liabilities at about $3.7 million. Among those assets is the fo...

11/25/09 - 3:56pm

NRC, MOX contractor reach settlement

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the primary contractor building the U.S. Energy Department’s $4.86 billion mixed oxide fuel facility at Savannah River Site have negotiated a settlement to a violation in which a senior contract engineer allowed a junior engineer to sign his name to co...

11/25/09 - 12:46pm
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