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Atlanta panty raider nabs 785 pair

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:28am

ATLANTA — Police are searching for a person they believe stole almost 800 pairs of panties from a Victoria’s Secret store.

The missing underwear has a total value of about $10,000.

Police say a woman entered the Victoria’s Secret store at Lenox Square Mall on Saturday. The retailer is known for its televised lingerie shows and fashionable underwear.

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Georgia solar business booming

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:54am

ATLANTA -- The various aspects of Georgia’s solar industry created jobs six times faster than the overall state economy, according to a report released Thursday by the National Solar Foundation.

The report ranks the state as having the 14th largest solar-power workforce with 2,900 employees split between manufacturing, installation of solar panels and administration and sales. That represents a 13 percent increase over the past year.

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Savannah River Site, S.C. DHEC agree to extend tank closure 27 days

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:31pm

Instead of a 15-month extension, Savannah River Site will get an extra 27 days to close a nuclear waste storage tank as part of an agreement announced Thursday with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

The state and the U.S. Energy Department have been disputing the cleanup deadlines for two Cold War-era tanks at SRS holding highly-radioactive liquid waste. South Carolina has pressured the federal government to dispose of the waste and close the tanks or pay steep fines.

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Attorneys seeking fourth trial for man convicted of killing estranged wife, stepdaughter

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:22pm

Nearly two decades after Willie Palmer gunned down his estranged wife and teen-age stepdaughter, his attorneys contended Wednesday he is entitled to a fourth trial because, for the third time, evidence was withheld from the defense.

Palmer, now 62, was last convicted in 2007 of the murders of Brenda Jenkins Palmer and 15-year-old Christine Jenkins on Sept. 10, 1995, and sentenced to death.

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Augusta Prep student takes top STAR honors in Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:34pm


Augusta Preparatory Day School senior Henry Burns doesn’t yet know what direction life will take after high school – but it will likely include math.

Burns, who scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT, was chosen from seven Columbia County public and private high school winners during the 54th STAR Student reception at the Harlem Woman’s Club Thursday.

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