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Utility regulator staff report: Share costs at Plant Vogtle or ditch expansion

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:47am
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The troubled expansion of Plant Vogtle is a money loser for ratepayers and should go forward only if Georgia Power’s shareholders bear more of the risks and costs, analysts for the Georgia Public Service Commission will tell the PSC at next week’s public hearings.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify man wanted for questioning in connection to forgery

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:36am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to identify a man wanted for questioning in connection to a forgery.

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Two injured in Aiken shooting

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:31am
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A man and woman were taken to an area hospital for “major injuries” after a shooting in Aiken, according to authorities.

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Wintry mix possible tonight

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:28am
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Winter weather could hit the Augusta area tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Columbia, S.C.

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Arena attorney delivers response to open meetings complaint

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:57pm
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The local attorney involved in negotiations to build an arena at Regency Mall has delivered his response to the Georgia Attorney General defending the arena authority’s decision to meet privately with four Augusta commissioners on Nov. 28.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Health issues prompts Augusta woman to ask for financial help this Christmas

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:11pm
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Times are hard for this 66-year-old Augusta woman who needs financial help this Christmas.

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Rants and raves

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:07pm
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If you think raising taxes on the middle class to pay for tax cuts on corporations will help the economy, I’ve got a gold-covered penthouse in New York I’ll sell you for a dollar.

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KIRBY: Women and onions, enough to make you cry

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:07pm
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Drive slow and enjoy the scenery - drive fast and join the scenery.

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Community Foundation for the CSRA to announce grant recipients

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:37pm
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The Community Foundation for the CSRA will award $622,196 to 57 nonprofit organizations in the Augusta area on Friday.

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Blood alcohol results won’t be used in clerk issued search warrant cases

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:23pm
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The legal challenge to clerks granting search warrants for involuntary blood draws is over because the prosecutor has decided the blood tests results in those cases will not be used against people accused of driving under the influence.

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3 plead to reduced charges in 2015 homicide

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:31pm
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Three Augusta men accused of murder in a homicide case pleaded guilty Thursday to lesser charges.

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Savannah River Remediation contract to be extended

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:52pm
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The Department of Energy is planning to extend its current contract with Savannah River Remediation for liquid waste cleanup at Savannah River Site for five months as the process of bringing in a new contractor continues.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Augusta Elks Club host luncheon to honor World War II veterans in the area

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:53pm
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Charles Beason, 98, still remembers the time he spent in the military from his enlistment in the Army in 1940 until the day he retired in October of 1945.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Plea agreement frees man sentenced in 1998 robbery spree

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:14pm
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On Thursday after nearly 20 years, it finally ended for Shaun K. Metoyer.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Sign company owner honored as entrepreneur of the year

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:13pm
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You may not know Lane Keen, but you’ve seen his company’s handiwork all over town.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Augusta woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing from elderly woman

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 2:46pm
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An Augusta woman accused of stealing from an elderly woman she was hired to take of was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday.

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New Mexico school shooting leaves 2 students, suspect dead

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:56pm
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AZTEC, N.M. — A shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday as schools throughout the area remained on lockdown as a precaution.

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Lower temps, precipitation could bring snow to some in Augusta area

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:54pm
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The National Weather Service isn’t predicting snow for the city of Augusta but some areas north of Interstate 20 have a 50 percent chance of a brief, light dusting starting as early as 10 p.m.

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Second phase of cyber training center to begin in January

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:22pm
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Officials will break ground Jan. 3 on the second phase of the state’s cyber training center downtown, which has now doubled in size.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Atlanta airport fire? Just smoke from a drill, officials say

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:14pm
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ATLANTA — Authorities say a routine training exercise near the world’s busiest airport produced a plume of heavy, dark smoke rising over Atlanta and visible for miles.

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