Severe thunderstorm watch issued for area

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for several counties in the Augusta area through 1 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the list of area counties under the watch includes Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie and Richmond in Georgia and Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda in South Carolina.

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Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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