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Triple-digit temperatures, heat advisory possible this week for Augusta, South region

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:11pm


Get ready for some of the hottest weather of the season during a three-day heat wave starting Wednesday, meteorologists said Tuesday.

Temperatures have failed to reach 100 degrees so far this summer, but that might change over the next few days and weeks.

The National Weather Service in Columbia has already issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wednesday through Monday when temperatures could climb into triple digits.

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Bacteria colonies removed from Savannah River Site using special vacuum

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:49am

Mysterious bacteria growing on Savannah River Site’s spent nuclear fuel storage basins have been removed using a special vacuum.

The rare bacterial colonies, which resemble cobwebs, were discovered in 2011 during routine surveillance of the L Disassembly Basin, where nuclear materials from foreign and domestic research reactors are stored and guarded. Scientists studied samples and determined the white, stringy “cobwebs” were made up of a broad variety of bacteria and a few types of microbes.

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Angela Pringle selected as Richmond County schools superintendent in 7-2 vote

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:34am

The Richmond County board of education selected Angela Pringle as their next superintendent Tuesday, officially ending their search just days before current superintendent Frank Roberson leaves his office.

The board took a roll call vote to approve Pringle’s selection, which passed 7-2. Board members Alex Howard and Jack Padgett were the only board members present to vote against Pringle’s hiring. Board member Frank Dolan did not attend the meeting.

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