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Because of a reporter's error, an Across the Area item Tuesday incorrectly stated the amount of the Bath Volunteer Fire Department's proposed fee increase. The department held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss increasing the fees by $25.

The Augusta Chronicle regrets the error.

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Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died.
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