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DOE docks SRS contractor $4.4 million

The U.S. Energy Department has docked SRS’s primary contractor – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions—$4.4 million of its fiscal 2009 award fee due to a series of incidents that represent an “unacceptable safety trend.” According to a memo released today, the company qualified ...

12/14/09 - 7:02pm

Morris Publishing begins restructuring debt

Morris Publishing Group today launched its financial restructuring plan by opening the offer to exchange old debt with new debt that will lower its obligation to $100 million from $278 million. “This just formalizes what we announced previously,” said Don Bailey, president of The Augusta ...

12/14/09 - 6:23pm

Hephzibah man injured while trying to reconnect electric power

A Hephzibah man remained in serious condition today after he was shocked while trying to reconnect power to his home after a utility company had disconnected it.

12/14/09 - 7:35pm

Georgia soldier dies in Iraq

AUSTELL, Ga. — An Army soldier from Cobb County has died in Iraq.

12/14/09 - 5:44pm

Book club to hold session tonight with author Louise Shivers

Author Louise Shivers will be on hand for a meeting of The Augusta Chronicle book club to discuss her book A Whistling Woman at 6:30 tonight at the Friedman Branch Libary, 1447 Jackson Road. Light refreshments will be served and the meeting will last until 8 p.m. The club is also sponsored by the E...

12/14/09 - 5:26pm

Fog blamed as 2 cars hits same house 5 hours apart

Authorities say heavy fog might have contributed to a Beech Island house being hit twice this morning by two separate vehicles...

12/14/09 - 6:36pm

Bake up holiday goodness with our Christmas cookie recipes

Christmas is the time for some home-baked goodness. If you want to try something a bit different this year, you can check out a baker's dozen of recipes for Christmas cookies from readers that we'll share on Wednesday on the Food Page in The Augusta Chronicle. Food columnist Karin Calloway w...

12/14/09 - 4:50pm

Vogtle reactor almost back to full power today

One of Plant Vogtle’s two nuclear power reactors was approaching full power today after two shutdowns last week for unrelated mechanical problems. “The unit is at 94 percent power today,” said Beth Thomas, a spokeswoman for Southern Nuclear, which operates the plant near Waynesboro, ...

12/14/09 - 3:52pm

Furys Ferry bank robbed today

A man entered the Regions Bank at 360 Furys Ferry Road at 12:50 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money, FBI says.

12/14/09 - 7:02pm

Perdue to discuss development at Friday luncheon in Augusta

Gov. Sonny Perdue is expected to discuss Georgia economic development during a Friday luncheon in Augusta. The event is sponsored by Leadership Augusta and will be held at the Augusta Marriott Hotel's Oglethorpe Room. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at noon. Reser...

12/14/09 - 2:38pm
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