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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

State panel to review Vogtle costs

ATLANTA - Electricity customers and the public will get a detailed look at what's to blame for cost overruns in the construction of two nuclear reactors.
By Walter Jones

Commission still struggling to revise animal ordinance

The Augusta Commission takes up the city's revised animal services ordinance at a Tuesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

N. Augustans can get deal from city on composting bins

The city council voted to start a backyard composting program by selling bins it got through a grant from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control to residents for $35.
By James Folker

Charter school makes changes in hopes of approval

The Columbia County School for the Arts announced it will be submitting its petition to the State Charter Schools Commission this spring under a new name: SAIL (School for Arts-Infused Learning).
By Steve Crawford

Nurse joins race for Georgia House

Lori Swim Greenhill made a name for herself last year speaking out on behalf of homeowners affected by construction of the River Watch Parkway extension into Columbia County.
By Susan McCord

Georgia lawmaker pulls bills after KKK remarks

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker who was criticized for saying that the Ku Klux Klan was not racist has withdrawn bills he proposed to honor the Confederacy.

Report shows infant death increase

ATLANTA -- A state report on Georgia child deaths in 2014 points to a persistent problem: More than 30 percent of the fatalities reviewed were sleep-related.
By Andy Miller

Lawmakers weigh consumer bills

ATLANTA - A clue to how at least one consumer-protection bill may fair in this year's session of the General Assembly came during a panel discussion when all four legislators and the moderator ...
By Walter C. Jones

Today is last day for voter registration for primary

The voter registration deadline for the March 1 presidential primary is today.

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

City Ink: Yu launches House bid at NAACP banquet

Eugene Yu chose the Augusta NAACP's Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Banquet to let people know he will challenge U.S. Rep. Rick Allen for his 12th Con­gres­sional District seat.
By Sylvia Cooper

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

My Brother's Keeper Augusta Summit meant to encourage

The My Brother's Keeper Augusta Summit and mentor training was held at A.R. Johnson magnet school Saturday. The event hopes to motivate area youth and provide mentor training for men interested in ...
By Todd Bennett

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Talks not focused on city gift, Jackson says

Recent talks between city officials and cash-strapped Paine College aren't focused on assisting the school by handing over local tax money, City Administrator Jan­ice Allen Jackson said after ...
By Susan McCord

City inquiry into director's pay raise continues

Environmental Services Di­rector Mark Johnson has been under investigation for a week as city officials try to determine why his paycheck rose by $15,863 last year.
By Susan McCord

E-mails on Clinton server hold 'top secret' material, State Department says

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 e-mails with material requiring ...
By Bradley Klapper

Boshears Fly-in faces changes

Boshears Skyfest is going back to its roots as a fly-in after the Federal Aviation Administration denied Daniel Field Airport a waiver to host aerobatics.
By Susan McCord

Ga. saw child fatalities drop in 2014

ATLANTA - More than 500 Georgia children died in 2014 in circumstances that triggered a state review, and more than half of them could have been prevented.
By Walter C. Jones

Civil War legacy debate renewed

ATLANTA - The causes and legacy of the Civil War popped up as a matter of debate this week in the General Assembly after one legislator introduced bills to safeguard memorials to Confederates, ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Augusta airports question cost, benefits of city's stormwater fee

Daniel Field is wondering how it will afford its monthly assessment of $2,176, and an airport official says the city hasn't guaranteed it will provide services worth that amount.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Longtime city employee sues to get job title back

Former assessors board member Bill Lockett said Chief Deputy Appraiser Donna Murray had become "untouchable."
By Susan McCord

Former state lawmaker ordered to report to federal prison

A civil rights activist and former Georgia state lawmaker has been told to report to federal prison at noon Feb. 16.
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Jurors hear ex-fire marshal's meeting with FBI agent
Beard has pleaded not guilty to six counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion. Defense wit­nesses began testifying Wednes­­day after federal prosecutors rested their case.
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