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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

Brown's "cape man" bonded out of jail

The former "cape man" for James Brown was bonded out of jail Tuesday after being arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Daniel Brown Ray, 74, of Augusta, was arrested on Friday. His bond amount was $4,600, according to jail personnel. Mr. Ray was well-known as the man who would introduce...

11/24/09 - 5:56pm

Water main break affecting several Columbia County neighborhoods

A water main break caused several Columbia Country neighborhoods to lose water. At about 3 p.m., a water main on Hereford Farm Road near Columbia Road broke causing residents in the River Birch and Fairington subdivisions and along Hereford Farm Road, Huntfied Road and Calloway Road Extension to lo...

11/24/09 - 4:42pm

NRC plans Aiken meeting to discuss latest MOX reviews

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...

11/24/09 - 4:28pm

Augusta special elections approved

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue announced today that he has issued writs of special election to fill the vacancies of State Senate District 22 due to the resignation of State Sen. Ed Tarver after being nominated and confirmed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and of House D...

11/24/09 - 4:18pm

Adopt-A-Stream workshops planned

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...

11/24/09 - 3:42pm

Thurmond Lake level falls

Thurmond Lake has fallen more than five feet since heavy rains earlier this month pushed the reservoir above its full pool level for the first time in several years. Early today, the lake’s elevation was at 327.3 feet above sea level, or almost three feet below its full pool of 330. The lake ...

11/24/09 - 1:58pm

Canal center to close for holiday observance

The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center will close Wednesday and Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. The Center, at 1450 Greene Street, Suite 400 and Petersburg Boat canal tours resume normal schedule for Friday through Sunday. Interpretive Center will be open Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to ...

11/24/09 - 1:45pm

Walton Way section to reopen Wednesday

Work crews will reopen Walton Way tomorrow 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...

11/24/09 - 1:12pm

Willie Nelson set for Bell Auditorium performance

Willie Nelson is set for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Tickets are $42 and $57, and go on on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, according to a release from the Augusta Entertainment Complex. Tickets will be available at the James Brown Arena box office, from...

11/24/09 - 1:12pm
 
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