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Georgia port expansion moving ahead, Gov. Deal says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:01pm

 

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that he’s been assured that federal funding will be adequate to keep on schedule the deepening of the Savannah River even though it’s less than he wanted. He also announced a new study finding that state funds will reduce congestion delays on highways statewide.

The comments came as Deal spoke at the Georgia Logistics Summit, an annual conference for the shipping industry.

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Burke County sheriff endorses Alonzo Williams as successor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:08pm

 

Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey on Tuesday announced that he would endorse current Richmond County school chief Alfonzo Williams to be his successor.

The endorsement came during Williams’ affirmation banquet at the First Liberty Market in downtown Waynesboro.

“I wholeheartedly endorse him,” Coursey told The Augusta Chronicle on Wednesday. “He’s without a doubt the most qualified candidate in the race.”

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Truck overturns near I-20 in Grovetown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:58am

The eastbound on ramp of Interstate 20 at Lewiston Road is closed temporarily for gravel clean up from an overturned truck Wednesday morning.

A trucker overturned about 9 a.m. Wednesday while getting onto I-20 off of Lewiston Road.

Authorities said the driver said another motorist cut him off and his vehicle’s weight shifted, causing the truck to overturn. The driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation, but was up and walking around after it overturned.

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Truck overturns near I-20 near Grovetown; ramp reopened

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:45am

 

The eastbound on ramp of Interstate 20 at Lewiston Road was reopened Wednesday evening after being temporarily closed for gravel clean up from an overturned truck.

A trucker overturned about 9 a.m. Wednesday while getting onto I-20 off of Lewiston Road.

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Richmond County schools won't make up days

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:55am

Members of the Richmond County Board of Education voted to waive two makeup days for students, according to Kaden Jacobs, the school system’s communications and community engagement manager.

All Richmond County public schools were closed Feb. 10 and 11 because of a boil-water advisory issued after a meter at the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant detected high cloudiness, prompting the Augusta Utilities Department to temporarily shut the facility down.

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Man attacks people, pets at Pendleton King Park, police say

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:26am

A 26-year-old man is facing charges after he reportedly struck dogs and people while visiting Pendleton King Dog Park over the weekend.

Willie Lern Hudson remains in the Richmond County jail on charges of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, simple battery and three counts of cruelty to animals.

Deputies were called to the dog park on Troupe Street after reports that a man was punching a dog and had punched a man in the face.

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Interest rallied but no action taken as Augusta Film Office backs out of city film deal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 8:59pm

 

Augusta’s efforts to attract moviemakers remain as is for the time being after an upstart film group Tuesday rejected plans to team up with the city tourism bureau.

“We would be doing all the real work,” said Brad Owens, president of the Augusta Regional Film Office, “and they would be the sole point of contact. They get to meet with the big shots, put out the press releases and get all the credit.”

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Work to resume on Columbia County subdivision under new plan

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 8:09pm

 

A stop work order at Magnolia Valley Plantation will be lifted once its developer falls into compliance under a new erosion control plan, Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson said Tuesday.

That plan was submitted within the last week, and Johnson said that it satisfies the county requirements in place at the site in December when a stop work order was put into effect.

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Logistic trend spells opportunities, challenges for Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 5:48pm

 

ATLANTA – Trends in economics, consumer behavior, merchandising and regulation are bringing big changes to Georgia, according to experts Tuesday at the Georgia Logistics Summit.

There will be policy changes, too.

A growing domestic economy and an emerging middle class abroad mean customers for Georgia-made goods, said Tom Cunningham, economist with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

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