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Missing 2 years, SC cat found in California

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:07pm

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A cat that vanished in South Carolina two years ago is going home after ending up nearly 2,000 miles away in Southern California.

Kevin the orange tabby is leaving Palm Springs on Wednesday after disappearing from Anderson, South Carolina, in 2013.

John Welsh of Riverside County Animal Services says the cat turned up in early March inside a U-Haul trailer a woman had driven across the country.

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Ex-golf club owner ordered to pay $341,201

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:12pm

The former owner of Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club has been ordered by a South Carolina judge to pay $341,201 to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of investors who put money into the private club to keep it afloat.

Judge Frank Addy ruled Tuesday that the court found there had been negligent misrepresentation by Mike Hooker and he must pay the group of 26 plaintiffs after “knowing the amount of funding raised was inadequate and insufficient,” according to court documents.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission holding public meeting for Plant Vogtle and V.C. Summer construction

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:08pm

 

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting Tuesday in Burke County to review inspections and testing procedures for new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle and V.C. Summer power plants, according to a news release.

Two Westinghouse AP -1000 reactors are under construction at the Vogtle site near Waynesboro, Ga. and another two at the V.C. Summer plant near Jenkinsville, S.C.

The NRC is meeting with Southern Co. and SCANA, the companies building the reactors at Vogtle and V.C. Summer, respectively.

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St. Patrick's arrests near 60

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:48am

The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations of nearly 60 people ended behind bars after police set up several roadblocks.

“St. Patrick’s Day is certainly considered a drinking holiday compared to some of the others,” said Lt. Lewis Blanchard. “We want people to have a good time but we want them to do it responsibly.”

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More details in death of ex-school leader

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:43am

Police have released more details in a Tuesday Baldwin County wreck that killed a former Waynesboro school headmaster and injured three others, two of whom were from Hephzibah.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, William “Brent” Cribb, 40, of Waynesboro, was traveling in a 2002 Nissan Titan and hauling a utility trailer westbound on State Route 22 toward Milledgeville when he crossed traffic and struck a tractor trailer head-on around 10:55 a.m.

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GRU professor to discuss Quran

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:03am

Dr. Jonathan Leightner, of Georgia Regents University, will discuss the Quran and its influence on Muslim belief and actions at a program at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. James United Methodist Church, 439 Greene Street.

Leightner, an economics professor at GRU’s Summerville Campus, has traveled and taught in the Far East and is writing a book on modern society and the sacred texts of major religions.

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