Ten days after a disastrous ice storm knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of residents, the lights are back on for all but a few dozen in the Augusta and Aiken areas.
Where outages remain, customers need to hire electricians to repair damage to meter boxes or power intake sites on the house or building, according to Georgia Power and SCE&G. Lingering problems are outside the company’s main distribution and service lines.
“Once they have that repaired, we will return and get them hooked up,” said Georgia Power spokesman Brian Green.
The growth of a downtown theater district, development of a regional cancer center and badly-needed library repairs all stand to benefit the community greatly, the heads of four entities seeking funds from Augusta’s next special purpose local option sales tax told Augusta Commission members Friday.
Twins Heather and April Hammack arrived together Friday at Georgia Regents University’s Employer Expo Career Fair, but the two are traveling very different career paths.
Heather Hammack is looking for something to accentuate her marketing degree that she’ll earn after graduating from GRU in May. Her sister, on the other hand, will graduate with a biology degree and would love to find any job in a lab, especially involving forensics.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for two of its most wanted suspects who are considered armed and dangerous.
Police said Marquese Demario Parrish, 22, of Kennedy Drive, and Darrell Fitzgerald Hill Jr., also 22 , of Richwood Road, are suspects in the armed robbery and shooting of a man at Richmond Villa apartments on Feb. 7. A third suspect, Kevin Maurice Hanna, 23, of Hephzibah, already has been charged with the crime and remains in the Richmond County jail.
SOCHI, Russia — Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.
Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and they’re guaranteed their first medals outside North America in 20 years.