REGULATORS TO CONSIDER GEORGIA NUCLEAR PLANT COSTS The Public Service Commission plans to meet today as it debates whether to approve Georgia Power’s recent spending as it builds two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. The Southern Company subsidiary was originally authorized to spend $6.1 billion on its share of the project. The building schedule […]
AMAZON EXTENDS SHIPPING DEADLINES Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to December 19. Orders over $35 are eligible for free shipping. Last year’s deadline was December 18. The e-commerce company says members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program can order by December 22 for two-day shipping. […]
PROCTOR AND GAMBLE TO CLOSE LOCAL PLANT Company officials confirmed this morning that the Proctor & Gamble plant on Mike Padgett Highway will close within the next 12 to 18 months. Company Spokesman Tom Milliken told WGAC news officials are in the process of redesigning and consolidating many facilities across the country in an effort […]
SOLDIERS GET FREE CHRISTMAS TREES AT FORT GORDON Over 500 Christmas trees will be given to soldiers at Fort Gordon today as part of the nationwide annual Trees for Troops program. Fed Ex and the Christmas Spirit Foundation are joining forces to provide the free trees to active duty military personnel. The trees will be […]
SC MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN STABBING, GETS 18 YEARS A 44-year old Orangeburg man has plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a 2011 stabbing death. Harvey Randall McDaniel avoided a murder trial after he entered the plea Wednesday. 47-year old William Danny Black was found stabbed to death in his home south of Orangeburg, […]
FORMER SC POLICE CHIEF CHARGED WITH MURDER A white man who was the police chief in a small South Carolina town has been charged with murder in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man. Richard Combs worked in Eutawville when 54 year old Bernard Bailey went to Town Hall to argue about his […]
TUBERCULOSIS CASE REPORTED AT WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Health care workers will be doing skin testing at Westside High School this Friday after someone at the school tested positive for tuberculosis this week. At this point, officials aren’t saying whether it’s a student or a member of the faculty or staff. Health officials were contacted after […]
COMMISSIONERS APPROVE BUDGET FOR 2015 Augusta Commissioners approved a $781 million budget for 2015 that includes raises for Richmond County deputies and a storm water utility fee that will amount to about $6 a month for homeowners. The fee is expected to generate more than $2 million for storm water infrastructure and maintenance.