After a long offseason of players lifting weights, learning schemes and going through preseason practice, the work gets put to the test for many area high school football teams Friday with the start of the 2015 season. Here’s a quick primer of what to watch for this year:
Georgia Power announced this week that the $14 billion expansion of Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Ga., marked another milestone – the installation of the first six individual steel panels to Unit 3’s shield building, an enclosure that houses the reactor’s containment vessel.
The shield building includes more than 160 steel panels, each of which can weigh more than 10 tons and be filled with concrete, Georgia Power said in a news release.
GRU Augusta’s Maverick Antcliff and North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith each fell today in the second round of the U.S. Amateur match play at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.
Antcliff, a senior on the Jaguars golf team, fell 5 and 4 to Maverick McNealy of Portola Valley, Calif. Antcliff got off to a bad start when he bogeyed the par-5 first hole. Antcliff followed with bogeys on Nos. 3, 5 and 9 and dug himself a 4-down hole with nine to play.
Aiken County authorities are seeking information on two men caught on camera breaking into a home.
Police said home security cameras captured video of two men at the home on the 2200 block of Edgefield Highway on Monday. Police said one man entered the residence while the other stayed near their vehicle, a 1990s model Chevrolet SUV. The men, who are white, fled when the burglar alarm sounded.
Anyone with information can contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811 or Crimestoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.
Job losses in July in state and local government were offset by slight gains in education, construction and manufacturing.
The seven-county Augusta metro area had a net loss of 500 jobs in July, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The metro area lost 800 jobs in government, along with 100 jobs each in retail, transportation, and professional and business services. There were 400 jobs added in education and health services, the department reported, and 100 jobs each in construction and manufacturing.