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Hurricane Katrina's wrath and rebuilding marked on 10th anniversary

...recovery. He said more than 954,000 volunteers came from around the country to Mississippi in the first five years after the storm, and many were motivated by faith."They thought it was God's command to try to help people in need," Barbour...
Augusta settlements top $1 million in past year

...Operations Man ager Michael Edwards told him to "hire as many people as necessary" to get Au gusta streets passable after the storm, then presented the city a bill for $1.8 million.Offered $270,000 by the city for its efforts, Southern...
Where You Live: After the storm

High winds and rain slashed across the Augusta area prompting several alerts from the National Weather Service.
WNBA's Seattle Storm has a plan for its drastic makeover

SEATTLE - When the Seattle Storm last underwent an overhaul of this proportion, it paid off with a WNBA championship two years later. They can only hope the results are similar this time.
House rejects sending counties $10 million for ice storm cleanup

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina House refused Wednesday to distribute up to $10 million to 22 counties to cover part of their cleanup costs from last winter's ice storm. But reimbursements could still make it into the 2015-16 state budget.
Driver Travis Kvapil withdraws from race after Sprint Cup car is stolen

...than the one that ran under restrictor-plate rules in Daytona. It was sent separately to Atlanta late Thursday after the storm cleared out, accompanied by Sospenzo and six other crew members."My whole plan backfired," said Cohen, who...
Winter storm slams parts of the South, dropping snow, sleet; Northeast freezes in bitter cold

A winter snowstorm that swept through the Northeast has shifted and begun plaguing the southern United States.
Some city departments say lessons were learned from ice storm firms to prevent the city from having to "piggyback" on contracts from other counties, as it did last year.After the storm, Augusta didn't seek competitive bids for debris removal but used contracts awarded in 2010 in Chatham and Liberty...
Firm says city owes $1 million ice-storm cleanup bill

A tree service company has filed suit against the city of Augusta, contending that it refuses to pay its bill for last year's ice storm cleanup work. Southern Arbor Tree Care wants $1,836,450 in payment, interest and attorney fees.
Cleanup bill lingers from ice storm that paralyzed area

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind. Some counties are doing better than others.