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Ga. energy use up; individual use drops

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:19am

ATLANTA -- The amount of energy individual Georgians use continues to decline while overall demand rose, according to a recent state report that also shows more energy is used for transportation than manufacturing or farming.

The Georgia Energy Report was released last month by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, a state agency that distributes grants and loans for conservation programs and the construction of water and sewer facilities.

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Atlanta cops probe shopping center attacks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:07am


ATLANTA — Police are investigating the beating and robbery of a woman in the middle of the day in the parking deck of an Atlanta shopping center.


Atlanta police say the attack, which included the theft of the woman’s car, is the second violent robbery in nine days at the Edgewood Retail District on Atlanta’s east side.


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Panel to study Winthrop president pay

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:04am

COLUMBIA— A state commission is slated to consider increasing the salary of Winthrop University interim president Debra Boyd.

The school’s provost took over last month when Winthrop trustees suspended, and later fired, Jamie Comstock Williamson, less than a year into her tenure as president.

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3 hurt in SC prison fight

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:01am

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. — Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.

Emergency crews were called to Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeland around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said in a statement that the lockdown at the maximum security prison was lifted around 3 a.m. today. She said officers had control of the prison throughout the disturbance.

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