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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

South Carolina High Court mulls ethics case

COLUMBIA - A lower court judge was right to halt an investigation into House Speaker Bobby Harrell attorneys for the Charleston Republican argued.
By Meg Kinnard

Mayor-elect Davis shares plans for Augusta

Mayor-elect Hardie Davis on Tuesday gave south Augusta residents a taste of his mayoral term that begins in January.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 23, 2014

SC Revenue director Blume retiring

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The director who took charge of South Carolina's Department of Revenue following a massive hacking is retiring, and this time he says it's for real.
By Seanna Adcox

FEMA: Augusta broke federal regulations in ice storm cleanup

The city's sole-source, noncompetitive bid awards to Ashbritt Environmental and Leidos Inc. for cleanup starting Feb. 25 did not comply with FEMA regulations.
By Susan McCord

Vogtle given positive report

ATLANTA -- Construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle progressed on schedule last year and more smoothly than originally, according to an independent observer.
By Walter C. Jones

SC governor to hold 1-on-1 meetings

Want to meet Gov. Nikki Haley? Now's your chance.
By From Staff Reports

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Internship program offers veterans career opportunities

About 15 veterans based out of Fort Gordon have participated in Operation Warfighter at Savannah River Site, where 24 percent of the federal workforce are military veterans.
By Meg Mirshak

Pardon our Mess: Old library

Dying trees, weeds, trash and a condemned building surround the former East Central Georgia headquarters library.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Commission to talk budget, personnel at retreat

Augusta commissioners hope to put aside petty squabbling and get down to the meat of local government at a Friday retreat.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, June 21, 2014

City Ink: Board likes look of Laney-Walker

Augusta's Urban Rede­vel­opment Agency authorized a $2.5 million loan last week to keep efforts in the Laney-Walker/Bethlehem area going.
By Sylvia Cooper

Harrell raises SC judicial independence questions

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's attorney general is preparing to argue Tuesday before the Supreme Court why he - and not a legislative ethics panel - has the singular authority to investigate House ...
By Meg Kinnard

Georgia ethics commission hopes to focus on work

With a possible lengthy court battle avoided, a key question is whether the agency will finally begin to make progress on more than 100 cases that have remained opened for months and sometimes years.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bill lets school board offer penny tax

COLUMBIA - With less than two hours left in the two-year legislative session, a bill cleared the S.C. General Assembly, allowing voters to approve a penny sales tax to pay for school construction.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Laney-Walker/Bethelhem project gets loan

Augusta’s Urban Redevelop­ment Agency on Thursday authorized a $2.5 million loan for the continuation of redevelopment efforts in the city’s Laney-Walker and Bethlehem districts.
By Susan McCord

Lawmakers throw out veto, save funds to promote Wilson house in Columbia

COLUMBIA - Money to promote the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia was saved Wednesday when lawmakers overrode a veto by Gov. Nikki Haley.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Roadshow promotes alternative fuel vehicles

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow, which stopped in Evans Wednesday, promotes the use of CNG-powered vehicles by local governments and businesses and has evolved to embrace all sorts of ...
By Steve Crawford

Property tax exemptions help elderly, disabled and veterans

Elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners have an easier time staying in their Augusta-Richmond County homes thanks to a series of property tax exemptions that in most cases exceed what’s offered ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SC Senate postpones vote on leadership post

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic Sen. Yancey McGill said he's willing to leave the Senate to become lieutenant governor pro tem, but wrangling over leadership postponed a vote.
By Seanna Adcox

Council OKs pay increases

Aiken County sheriff's deputies will see a bigger payday this fiscal year, and it won't come from a millage increase, the Aiken County Council decided Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

Commission moves on garbage inequities

Augusta Commission members took steps to level a longstanding inequity in the price of garbage pickup Tuesday. The change will affect lower-income urban homeowners more.
By Susan McCord

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Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders.