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Georgia Power parent company might build another nuke plant

Southern Company, which operates Plant Vogtle near Augusta, might build another nuclear generating plant and could initiate licensing requests as early as 2011. “The forecast date is 2011, but that is an early estimate to support some long-range planning,” company spokeswoman Beth Thomas ...

07/27/09 - 6:53pm

Poythress signs with Mariners

Former Greenbrier High School star Rich Poythress has signed with the Seattle Mariners. “We just came to an agreement yesterday,” he said Monday afternoon. “I feel pretty good about it, and I’m just ready to start my career.”...

01/08/10 - 4:05pm

Scott funeral to be Thursday

Funeral services for Joe Scott, the Richmond County school board member who died in his sleep Saturday morning, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd.

07/27/09 - 4:41pm

Charleston bishop to visit Aiken

AIKEN -- The 13th bishop of Charleston, ordained in March, will make his first trip to Aiken next month, according to a release sent out today by St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, in Aiken. The Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone will arrive in Aiken, which is part of the Diocese of Charlest...

07/27/09 - 4:38pm

Green wins Canadian Open in playoff

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Nathan Green has won the Canadian Open for his first PGA Tour victory. He beat Retief Goosen with a par on the second hole of a playoff in the rain-delayed tournament. After Green missed a 12-foot birdie attempt on the par-4 17th, Goosen's 8-foot par try slid right, ending t...

07/27/09 - 5:00pm

NFL commissioner grants Vick conditional reinstatement

Michael Vick was conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday and could play in regular season games as early as October.

07/27/09 - 9:25pm

SRS reinstates public tours

Savannah River Site will reinstate its popular public tours this fall, with seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A pilot tour program announced in January resulted in all 300 slots filled within 24 hours. Those tours were held in March and deemed successful, according to Jeff Allison...

07/27/09 - 4:55pm

Penn State is No. 1 place to party; Florida second, Georgia fourth

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University is now the No. 1 U.S. party school. The school known partly for its football tailgate weekends and fraternity and sorority scene snatched the title away from the University of Florida in the 2009 Princeton Review survey of 122,000 students nationwide....

07/27/09 - 4:55pm

State assumes control of forensic unit at Milledgeville hospital

Citing a lack of improvement from conditions that might have contributed to a patient death in April, the state is taking direct control of the forensic unit at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. Frank Shelp, commissioner of the newly formed Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Develop...

07/27/09 - 4:31pm

Police capture fugitive sought for more than a year

Federal and local authorities have arrested a man charged in connection to an altercation with an off-duty police officer in the West Lake subdivision last year. Bobby Lee Roberson, 42, of Hephzibah, was arrested today at the Richmond Villa Apartments on Windsor Spring Road, according to Richmond C...

07/27/09 - 1:26pm
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