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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Contractors can help with debris removal

Area contractors who want to work with AshBritt Environmental and Leidos on Augusta's disaster recovery and debris removal effort can sign up at a Friday workshop.
By Susan McCord

Georgia wintry mix possible

ATLANTA - Forecasters say a wintry mix of precipitation is possible across parts of north Georgia.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Storm response could have been better, say some Augusta officials

The Augusta Chronicle found that while officials moved aggressively before the storm to urge residents to stay inside, the city and local power companies were at times unprepared.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Power largely restored, cleanup continues

Power knocked out by last week's ice storm has been restored for all but a few dozen in the Augusta and Aiken areas.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Columbia County contractor beginning debris clean-up

The commission voted Tuesday night to allow the county's debris removal contractor, Ceres Environmental Services Inc., to pick up storm debris on private roads, which would include gated ...
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Some Augustans still without power

SCE&G said about 4,600 Aiken County customers were still without power Monday afternoon, but the company estimated it could have 90 to 95 percent restored by 11 p.m. Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Federal aid hangs in balance

For Richmond County to qualify for federal assistance, the winter storm damage has to cost the government about $3.50 per capita or approximately $700,000.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Power companies say outages dwindle

The number of power outages in the Augusta area is continuing to dwindle, officials said Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Pardon our mess

The city of Augusta's waste collection services will pick up the extra debris on your regular pickup day next week.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Area residents begin cleaning up mess left by ice storm

Augusta area residents on Saturday continued what could be a lengthy clean up of fallen limbs and trees from Winter Storm Pax.
By Lisa Kaylor

Winter storm brings hefty payday for some businesses

After Winter Storm Pax pummeled Augusta harder than any area across the Southeast, local businesses are starting to rake in the thousands of dollars that come with winter weather survival and repair.
By Wesley Brown

Dealing with storm-damaged landscape

Experts in dealing with landscape damage from ice storms offer tips to Augusta-area residents.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

State board to monitor companies insurance coverage after storm

The Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation will be monitoring tree services and construction companies for compliance with proper workers compensation insurance coverage in the wake of the ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Motorists urged to remain off roads

Motorists are advised to remain off roads, which could be plagued by black ice through Friday morning in addition to downed trees, power lines and traffic signals.
By Jenna Martin

Storm no fun for many Augusta residents

The promise of a catastrophic and historic storm did not fail to deliver damage and headaches to thousands of residents across the area by the time it quelled Thursday.
By Tracey McManus and Tom Corwin

Georgia Power expects most to have electricity by Saturday

The company had restored power to more than 300,000 customers by Thursday afternoon, spokesman Tony Gonzalez said. About 45 percent of those remaining were in Richmond and Columbia counties.
By Susan McCord, Steve Crawford and Wesley Brown

350,000 Georgians without power

ATLANTA - Georgia utility companies report that about 350,000 customers in the state were without power before dawn today.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Winter takes toll on pipes, pavement and road-repair budgets

CHICAGO - This merciless winter is taking a heavy toll on the nation's pipes and pavement, breaking hundreds of water mains that turn streets into frozen rivers and opening potholes so big they ...
By Don Babwin

Ice knocks out power across area

Sleet and freezing rain sent emergency crews and power companies scrambling Wednesday, as ice-coated trees brought down power lines across the region.
By Bianca Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Ice causing power outages

Power companies are already juggling a multitude of outages from the ice storm.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Top headlines

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.