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Local goverment e-mail domains turn up in hacked cheating web site data

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:50pm

While several local government e-mail addresses were used to create accounts on the extramarital affair dating site AshleyMadison.com, a hacking group’s data dump appeared not to expose any government officials’ infidelities.

A group known as the Impact Team released a 10-gigabyte trove of data Tuesday that included site users’ full names, e-mail addresses and other information, making good on a threat to expose unfaithful partners across the world.

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Caution urged after heavy rains

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:51pm

A flood advisory is in effect and Columbia County officials are urging motorist caution as heavy rains sweep through the area.

According to a statement from the emergency operations division, the Little River Treatment Plant off Hardy McManus Road has measured 1.30 inches of rain in 30 minutes – and it’s still raining. This could cause flooding in low-lying areas along and around Hardy McManus Road.

The National Weather Service had a flood advisory in effect as of 2:30 p.m.

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North Augusta pharmaceutical supplier expanding again

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:24pm

A pharmaceutical supplier in North Augusta is adding 100 jobs over the next five years as part of an $18.8 million expansion.

AmbioPharm Inc. announced Wednesday that it will continue to expand its facilities in North Augusta Industrial Park. Last year, the company added space to its facilities in North Augusta and Shanghai, China.

The company makes peptides, which are amino acid chains that are used as active ingredients for pharmaceuticals. Between its North Augusta and Shanghai plants, it already employs 200 people.

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