Augusta firefighters responded to a spill at ChemTrade on Columbia Nitrogen Drive this morning. Two employees were sprayed with sulfuric acid and one suffered significant burns. Both were taken to the burn unit at Doctors Hospital. Officials say the sulfuric acid was contained within an established dike system and there was no environmental impact.
Free high speed Wi-Fi internet service is now available in downtown Aiken. Atlantic Broadband says the service covers Laurens and Newberry Streets between Barnwell Street and Park Avenue. Wednesday’s announcement is part of Atlantic Broadband’s $4.5 million Fast Forward Aiken Initiative.
Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end for a lot of area students and teachers. The new year begins Monday, August 4, for students in Warren County. Next Wednesday, August 6, is back-to-school day for students in Columbia and Burke Counties. Lincoln County students head back next Thursday, and Friday, August 8, is […]
Federal investigators have issued a report on a plane crash that killed an Evans vascular surgeon and four of his employees. National Transportation Safety Board investigators say a private jet carrying Vein Guys medical practice employees hit a utility pole at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport in February, 2013. NTSB officials say Georgia Power […]
A burglary suspect used a broken zipper to try to escape from an interview room at the Richmond County Jail Wednesday. Authorities say 29 year old Tony Walker Jr. was being held for questioning in connection with a burglary on Rozier Road. That’s when he was spotted on surveillance video using a zipper from […]
Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the theft of some copper wire taken last week from property belonging to the Augusta National Golf Club. Richmond County authorities released a surveillance photograph of a black man and woman taking the wooden spool from the property July 21. The man was wearing a […]
The city of Augusta has received part of the $5.5 million it will receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for cleanup costs due to February’s devastating ice storm. U.S. Representative John Barrow says chances are good the county will receive more grant money to help cover the $17 million costs. City officials are […]
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend while the state’s sales tax holiday is underway. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, shoppers will pay no sales tax on school supplies, computers, clothing, footwear and other items as back-to-school preparations are underway. Construction-related lane closures […]