Firefighters were called to a blaze at West Fraser Lumber Mill on Monday, officials said.
About noon, the Augusta Fire Department was called to 4206 Mike Padgett Highway after flames were spotted coming from a bin, according to a department news release. The fire was put out within 20 minutes. There were no injuries.
The U.S. Department of Labor is holding two town hall meetings Wednesday to provide public information on medical benefits available for some nuclear workers.
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act assists people who became ill as a result of working in the nuclear weapons industry. More than $565 million has been paid to 4,315 claimants living in South Carolina, and $210 million to 1,976 claimants in Georgia, according to a news release.
Auditions for the JB Academy of Musik Pupils will be Saturday at the Augusta Museum of History.
The program, inspired by soul singer James Brown, introduces youths to music. It was started by the James Brown Family Children Foundation and Brown’s daughter Deanna Brown-Thomas.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can audition for the group. Each student must perform two songs, and vocalists must have some experience with an instrument. A drum kit and a keyboard will be provided.
A teen remains in critical condition after being injured in a personal watercraft accident on Thurmond Lake during the weekend, a Georgia Regents Medical Center spokesman said Monday.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources was called to investigate after Thomas Marshall Jay, 14, was injured in the water near Keg Creek about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Capt. Mark Padgett said the teen was a passenger on one water scooter traveling with two others when he fell or jumped into the water and was injured. He was airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.
ATLANTA -- Imagine missing out on 28 years of sunrises, long walks, your choice of music, holding your wife’s hand, playing catch with your son, watching your grandchildren grow up and having the freedom to go anywhere and do anything. And then ask what that would be worth to you.
Imprisoning men later found to be not guilty has resulted in six Georgia men getting $5.8 million from taxpayers since 2000, and experts say more inmates have legitimate claims for additional compensation.