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SC bills allow gun permits as voter ID, keep convicts working

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:21am

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina senator has introduced legislation that would let convicts with jobs serve their sentence during the days they’re not working, while their wages are garnished to make their child support payments.

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Augusta toxic waste site permitted to stop treating groundwater

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:34pm

After three decades of environmental cleanup, an Augusta toxic waste site has been given permission to stop treating contaminated groundwater.

The former Monsanto Corp. site on Marvin Griffin Road will continue to monitor groundwater for chemicals but won’t have to draw it for treatment, according to a Georgia Environmental Protection Division consent order filed Nov. 18.

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Shooting suspect sought, considered armed and dangerous

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:52pm

An unidentified victim was hospitalized Wednesday after being shot in the head in Richmond County.

Approximately 8:10 p.m., deputies responded to the 2300 block of Wheeless Road, where a 33-year-old white male was found suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Richmond County Sgt. Glen Rahn.

The victim was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life threatening, Rahn stated.

Deputies say the victim was grazed by a projectile that was fired through the door of the residence from an unknown suspect.

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