Things To Know Wednesday
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Hot, dry weather continues.
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Sept. 11 Remembrance: 8:30 a.m., Fort Gordon 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Evans Towne Center Park flagpole; / Augusta 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: 9-11 a.m., Augusta Common.
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Project Jackson Moves Forward
The city of North Augusta is even closer to receiving approval from the Aiken County Council for its role in Project Jackson. The county council voted 6-3 in favor of the second reading of the plan during a special meeting that included a public hearing Tuesday night.
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Government Surveillance Unpopular
WASHINGTON — Following disclosures about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs, a majority of Americans believe the U.S. government is doing a poor job of protecting privacy rights, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Close to 60 percent of Americans oppose the NSA's collection of data on telephone and Internet usage.
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Apple Alters iPhone
CUPERTINO, Calif. — For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" and reads your fingerprint.
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Work is planned on Kissingbower Road;s railroad crossing through Wednesday. Drivers should use Highland Avenue, Wrightsboro Road, Olive Road or Milledgeville Road.
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho — At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported. FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward said some have described nausea and cramps. No link has been confirmed between the illnesses and the yogurt. However, Ward says the FDA is working with Chobani to hasten its voluntary recall.