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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ga. health-care exchange criticized

ATLANTA -- Georgia didn't shine in a recent analysis of its health insurance exchange.
By Lauren McDonald

SC now pushing back on Palmetto Pipeline

As the would-be builders of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline fight for survival in a Georgia court, South Carolina's top legal office has signaled the project may face unexpected hurdles there.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

County randomly checks contractors

Development officials in Augusta and Columbia County met to discuss imposing stiffer penalties against unlicensed contractors as the demand for housing continues to increase.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta offers to settle firefighters' overtime complaint

The Augusta Commission authorized another settlement with workers alleging they were improperly paid for overtime work.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 13, 2015

Car tag office considered at Fort Gordon

Richmond County's tax commissioner has noticed that some 30 percent of tag office customers are military, whether active duty, retired or dependent, and agrees that staffing a small office on post ...
By Susan McCord

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Stormwater fee not dead, supporters say

Augusta Commission members who support imposing a stormwater utility fee say they will fight to find the one additional commission vote the fee needs to pass.
By Susan McCord

Friday, July 10, 2015

City plans to cancel truck deal

Augusta is seeking to terminate a multimillion-dollar agreement to purchase 15 fire trucks after discovering numerous mechanical issues and defects with the first eight KME-brand trucks delivered ...
By Susan McCord

Despite GRU assistance, Warm Springs shows financial losses

ATLANTA - Contracting with GRU to run the Warms Springs Institute for Rehabilitation has resulted in improvements, but they may not be enough to stop the facility from losing money.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Opinions on Confederate flag removal mixed

For the residents of South Carolina towns of North Augusta and Aiken, the move to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds came in three forms: very supportive, very opposed ...
By Sean Gruber

Collaborative clean-up takes on first project

Local businesses, churches and city officials announced a “collaborative demolition project” Thursday to help Augusta offset taxpayer costs associated with removing more than 250 dilapidated ...
By Wesley Brown

City's green energy options studied

The right partnerships might spur a green energy awakening in Augusta, industry and city leaders said at a Thursday program.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

More candidates for House District 122 seat

The field of candidates seeking to fill the Georgia House seat vacated this week by former State Rep. Ben Harbin got a lot more crowded Wednesday.
By Steve Crawford

Forum focuses on clean, green energy

Augusta citizens and commissioners can spend Thursday morning learning about solar and green energy opportunities from area utilities and providers in a new program organized by city officials.
By Susan McCord

City settles with former deputy coroner for $200,000

Augusta commissioners have agreed to pay former deputy coroner Johnny McDonald $200,000 in a suit McDonald filed last year under the Georgia Whistleblower Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.
By Susan McCord

Vast network of water, sewer lines runs beneath Augusta

Unseen and rarely noticed beneath the streets of Augusta, more than 2,320 miles of pipes transport 80 million gallons of water each day to and from households.
By Wesley Brown

Lawmakers may look at Masters rentals

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston announced Tuesday the appointment of legislators to serve on committees studying a handful of complex issues, including welfare fraud and event house rentals ...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Huckabee says he can win this time

AIKEN - Former Arkansas governor and Fox News personality Mike Huckabee says he is in a better position now to win the Republican nomination for president than he was when he last ran in 2008, and ...
By Mike Rosier

Georgia gas hike not yet a factor

ATLANTA - Georgia motorists braced for higher gasoline prices after a higher state tax took effect, but so far the numbers on the pump don't show it.
By Walter C. Jones

Insurance coverage for autistic children now law

ATLANTA -- As of July 1, private insurance companies will provide coverage for the best therapeutic treatment for children with autism ages six and under, as a result of a new law.
By Lauren McDonald

Monday, July 6, 2015

Area employers voice concern about federal overtime proposal

Many in the local business community fearsa federal proposal extending overtime pay for salaried employees could drive up costs and possibly hurt future growth.
By Jenna Martin and Wesley Brown
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Woman found in river identified

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A woman was found dead Tuesday morning in the Savannah River has been identified as Suzanne E. Dyke, 61, of North Augusta.
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