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Graniteville water system take-over hits funding snag

GLOVERVILLE — Funding could pose a roadblock for Valley Public Service Authority in taking over the rundown Avondale Mills water system, the authority’s board of commissioners learned in a meeting Tuesday night. Board lawyer Eric Shytle told commissioners in the special called meeting th...

10/27/09 - 9:01pm

Columbia County bans contractor from future bids

Columbia County commissioners on Tuesday banned a Miami-based contractor from bidding on any county construction projects. Tran Construction Inc. can no longer bid on projects until it settles ongoing litigation with the county and complete late projects, officials decided during a commission meet...

01/20/10 - 11:08pm

Civic center wants Methodists to return to Augusta for meeting

Augusta civic center complex management company Global Spectrum is looking to right a past wrong.

01/20/10 - 10:07pm

SC Senate OKs incentives that could attract Boeing

COLUMBIA — An economic incentive package that appears tailored to bring a massive Boeing assembly facility to North Charleston easily received key approval today in the South Carolina Senate. The full Senate voted 44-0 on low-interest construction bonds and incentives that include a sales tax ...

10/27/09 - 5:46pm

Judge in rape case OKs independent DNA analysis

A judge granted a motion today for an independent analysis of the DNA evidence in the case of a man facing charges of rape and murder in a series of attacks in Augusta that occurred over a six-year period....

10/27/09 - 6:31pm

Rains drench region; prompt weather warnings

Portions of southern Georgia were under a variety of weather warnings today as drenching rain fell across other areas of the state, including Richmond and Columbia counties. By midday, rain gauges across Columbia County had recorded 1.15 inches to as much as 2.5 inches of new rainfall, according to...

06/01/10 - 8:36pm

S.C. lawmaker outlines plans to block Obama health care plan

COLUMBIA -- A Spartanburg Republican is hoping South Carolina will follow Arizona’s lead and pass legislation to block changes that would occur if President Obama and congressional Democrats succeed in passing health care reform. But Rachel Morgan, a registered nurse and senior health policy s...

10/27/09 - 5:09pm

DuPont returning to review SRS safety programs

A division of the mammoth DuPont company that once operated Savannah River Site is being brought to South Carolina to review the plant’s safety programs in the wake of several recent accidents. “DuPont Safety Resources has been used at other Department of Energy sites in the past and has ...

10/27/09 - 4:43pm

Millage set for Columbia County, Harlem and Grovetown

Taxes for Grovetown residents went up this week, but the millage rates for Harlem and Columbia County residents remain unchanged. Grovetown city officials voted 3-1 on Monday to raise the millage rate from 5.64 to 7 mills following the final of three required public hearings. State law requires th...

10/27/09 - 7:48pm

Vernon Forrest scholarship winner named

DeMarcus Booker, a senior at Laney High School, is the first recipient of the Vernon Forrest Memorial Scholarship award. Booker, 17, received the $500 scholarship Tuesday from Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver in a ceremony at the Municipal Building. The scholarship will honor the memory of the August...

01/20/10 - 9:51pm
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