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Friday, April 24, 2015

DHEC board chooses new leader

A former Duke Energy executive was chosen Friday as the next leader of South Carolina's Depart­ment of Health and Environmental Control.
By Seanna Adcox

3-year-old completes '1,000 Books' program

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which began in libraries across the state in October, is designed to push parents to read to their young children. 
By Travis Highfield

MCG Foundation gives $1 million

The foundation is donating $1 million to the J. Harold Harrison MD Edu­cation Commons building, which will be used to help retire some of the debt the building still carries.
By Tom Corwin

Harrisburg structure fires concern residents

The neighborhood has seen four fires in the past seven weeks, and investigators are having a hard time getting answers.
By Doug Stutsman

Boyfriend gets kid custody over mom

A woman in a custody battle for her daughter and two sons has lost her bid to sever the children's relationship with her former boyfriend.
By Sandy Hodson

RCSO searching for armed robbery suspect

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for public assistance in locating an armed robbery suspect.
By Doug Stutsman

GRU students rally to support grieving Georgia Southern

About 300 other students from GRU's College of Nursing gathered Friday to pay their respects to five Georgia Southern students who were killed in a crash.
By Travis Highfield

Paine trustees extend interim president's contract

The Paine College board of trustees voted to extend interim President Samuel Sullivan's contract until June 2016 at its spring meeting last week, and voted to establish a search committee for a ...
By Tracey McManus

Child molestation case in limbo

Psychologist Kenneth McPherson, 58, was named in two indictments that accuse him of child molestation in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011. McPherson has pleaded not guilty.
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

All of these towns are taxing people and calling it a hospitality tax. When I offer people hospitality, I don't expect anything in return.

Businesses 'beat Street' in earnings predictions

"Beating the Street" seems to be the name of the game for companies in earnings season these days.
By Tim Rausch

Severe weather may hit today

Expected morning rainfall could turn severe this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
By Doug Stutsman

Millennials reshaping hotel industry

Millennials and their changing expectations of an ideal hotel experience are changing the global industry.
By Jenna Martin

Tariffs, wages make Mexico an auto mecca

Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada.
By Tom Krisher and Christopher Sherman

EBay thinking smaller as PayPal split looms

NEW YORK - The company says it is focusing on getting more people, and small- to mid-size businesses, to buy and sell items on its popular online marketplace.
By Mae Anderson

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to fight cancer with music

Concerts at Christmas and Easter led pastor Patrick Darnell to open the doors of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for a concert for skin cancer awareness.
By Lisa Kaylor

Moe's donates $2,000 to children's hospital in nod to Bubba Watson

The Augusta franchise owners of Moe's Southwest Grill are donating $2,000 to the Children's Hospital of Georgia in honor of Masters tournament champion Bubba Watson.

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honor people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Mediterranean chain Zoës Kitchen opening

Fast-casual Meditteranean chain Zoës Kitchen is opening Thursday in Washington Crossing shopping center.
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