Wed., June 13, 2012 4:39pm
Southern Company has spent $1.8 billion dollars so far on two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. The once-secret number was revealed at a public hearing on the project's cost, estimated at $6 billion. The Public Service Commission is overseeing construction costs at the nation's first new nuclear reactors in three decades.
Mon., June 11, 2012 9:00am
Augusta officials are facing a growing problem with abandoned buildings in the city. The city's code enforcement manager has a list of more than 300 properties that are either considered abandoned or are being seized for demolition.
Fri., June 8, 2012 3:24pm
A Georgia Republican Congressional candidate is defending his votes for and contributions to Democrats. Augusta retired Navy officer Wright McLeod is running in the GOP primary in Georgia's 12th Congressional District. McLeod says, he voted for Democrat Bill Richardson in the 2008 presidential race to stop Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton from gaining the nomination.
Tue., June 5, 2012 12:52am
Republican candidates hoping to take advantage of a newly redrawn 12th Congressional District debated in Vidalia Monday night. Rick Allen, Lee Anderson, Wright McLeod and Maria Sheffield each said that he or she was the best conservative to take on the well-financed incumbent Democrat John Barrow. The four agreed on most issues. Two sparred.
Mon., June 4, 2012 5:00am
Media watchdogs are taking aim at federal regulations allowing TV stations like six in Georgia to share news operations while keeping separate ownership. The FCC is reviewing the rules. Craig Aaron of the Washington, D.C. based Free Press says, the stations share news so they can cut reporters, resulting in less service to communities.
Fri., May 25, 2012 12:04pm
Military officials say a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is now open to the public at Fort Gordon. The Augusta Chronicle reports that the traveling wall opened Thursday after a solemn ceremony. Col. Robert Barker, the garrison commander, invited people to visit the three-quarter-scale model of the national monument over Memorial Day weekend.
Wed., May 23, 2012 3:46pm
Anyone in Augusta wanting to run for county commission and school board won’t be filing their paperwork this week during the qualifying period. A federal court has yet to redraw lines for those election districts.
Mon., May 21, 2012 3:00am
Endangered fish could swim farther up the Savannah River once the Savannah harbor deepening project gets started. US Army Corps of Engineers officials are proposing a $32 million "fishway" around an Augusta dam as part of the massive port expansion proposal. But aren't convinced the endangered shortnosed sturgeon would benefit from it.
Wed., May 2, 2012 12:00pm
Candidates for some local offices may not know what districts they’re running in this year. In Athens, for example, newly-drawn districts with 2010 census data are awaiting federal approval. But candidates can’t wait.
Wed., May 2, 2012 5:30am
Five community health centers in Georgia are getting $11 million from the federal government to improve care for the poor and uninsured.