ASCO expands Aiken facility, creates 86 jobs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:47pm
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Emerson Electric Co.’s ASCO operations in Aiken county will get an $8 million upgrade and up to 86 new employees from a company plan to consolidate regional production of cylinders, motion control devices and other products at the valve manufacturing facility.

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Several options available for donations on fallen deputy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 1:41pm
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Those who wish to honor fallen Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Meagher through donations have several options.

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Coroner, sheriff’s office investigate death of 9-year-old in wreck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:41am
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Authorities said a mother will face charges including driving under the influence after her 9-year-old son died from a weekend car crash.

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Crosswalk guide brings joy to hospital workers, students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:09am
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After serving 20 years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, James McGee needed a rest.

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North Augusta passes measures to speed Project Jackson

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:31pm
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North Augusta City Council gave final approval Monday night to two ordinances enabling the construction and operation of Project Jackson, and first-reading nods to agreements on an owner’s representative and the stadium licensing agreement.

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Xytex is an international company that was founded by faculty members at the Medical College of Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:29pm
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Xytex Cryo International is a global company that was founded in Augusta in part by faculty members at the Medical College of Georgia.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:23pm
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Augusta tree will stay as state champion

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:21pm
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An Augusta tree will remain as state champion of its species and will soon be on its way to become the national champion.

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Proposal added members, funding to downtown Augusta authority

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:32pm
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City officials deny reports that they discussed an alternative Downtown Development Authority proposal behind closed doors last week.

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Sheriff: Deputy knew risk but believed he could save a life in incident that cost him his life

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:46pm
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Sgt. Greg Meagher knew he was taking a risk when he went into a facility filled with leaking liquid nitrogen Sunday, but he believed he could save someone’s life, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said Monday about the death of one of his veteran deputies.

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Equipment failure shuts down Vogtle reactor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:57pm
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Plant Vogtle’s Unit 1 was shut down during active nuclear operations Friday afternoon because of a failed component in one of the unit’s steam lines, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents released Monday.

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Bond denied for man accused of shooting another multiple times

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:02pm
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Bond was denied Monday for an Augusta man accused of shooting another man five times during an argument.

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Bond set for defendants in RICO case against suspected gang members

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 1:52pm
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Bond was set Monday for all but one woman in the racketeering case against suspected members of the gang Loyalty Over Everything.

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One dead in morning shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:30am
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Authorities are investigating this morning’s fatal shooting of a 27-year-old on Demaret Street.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 8:39pm
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WAY WE WERE: Carl Sanders

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 8:39pm
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Here’s an Augusta family picture most would recognize.

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Pardon Our Mess

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 8:39pm
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WHAT: Damaged bus shelter strewn with litter

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Westminster Pre-K teacher brings outside learning to students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 8:38pm
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Editor’s note:The Augusta Chronicle is doing a regular feature on a local teacher making a difference in the community. To submit an educator, please email reporter Doug Stutsman at doug.stutsman@augustachronicle.com.

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