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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Vogtle project workforce tops 6,000

One of America's largest construction projects - the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle - is expected to get even larger this year.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Republican looks ahead to November

Former state representative and local farmer Lee Anderson won the GOP nomination for the state Senate District 24 seat over Army veteran Greg Grzybowski in a runoff Tuesday.

Augusta storm fee collections, work on rise

Augusta's collection rate for the new stormwater utility fee continued to rise in the second quarter, with the city collecting almost 85 percent or $3 million of the $3.5 million it billed, City ...

McIntyre wins Richmond County State Court judgeship

With all precincts reporting, Kellie Kenner McIntyre handily beats Robert "Bo" Hunter on Tuesday

SRS board votes to officially oppose accepting German spent nuclear fuel

The spent fuel, which comes from two German reactors that have ceased operations, originated in the U.S.

Community Emergency Response Team training class being held this week

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training teaches basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations, according ...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stormwater fee to pay for maintenance work

Augusta is about to hire a dozen area companies to maintain drainage systems, cut ponds and clear rights of way, to be paid with the stormwater utility fee.

Commission votes to withhold appraiser's raise

The Augusta Commission removed a proposed raise for Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross on Monday and wants him to demonstrate progress on exempt property and personnel issues to stay under contract.

Bringing wrong items to airport can lead to serious problems

Transportation Security Administration employees Monday morning at Augusta Regional Airport showed what passengers are attempting to bring onto planes and what they don't want to see.

River Watch construction completion moved back

The project, which extends from River Shoals Parkway to 15th Street, was scheduled to be finished by July 31, but the completion date has been moved to the end of September, a Georgia Department ...

Wreck, construction slowing traffic on I-20

A wreck, as well as construction work, is slowing traffic Monday afternoon on Interstate 20 in Columbia County.

Still no ID on body found Friday

The Richmond County Coroner's Office was able to determine a decomposed body discovered in a home on Friday was a black male, but a positive identification will require dental records.

Football teams begin conditioning

On Monday, Georgia public schools began the first day of football conditioning.

Clemson picked to win ACC again

Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

Ga. man, stolen gun in Pa. theater

MONACA, Pa. - A Georgia man is jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater.

Fla. club shooting kills 2

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fingers pointed as properties avoid taxation

Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Augusta homicides up, but no cases recently

Although Augusta homicides are up compared with this time last year, police say a two-month absence of any is proof that some of their crime initiatives are paying off.

Martinez man, 77, drowns in Aiken

An early afternoon fishing accident has killed a Martinez man.

Clinton names Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

ORLANDO, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ...
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