SC Honor Flight seeks World War II vets for May flight to DC monuments

...records ahead of time to make sure they can handle the rigors of the tour. For some, it is the first time they have been on an airplane.'I'll be there to welcome them home," Siegfried said, noting that dozens of supporters gather at the airport to offer...

Business news

...goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders. Orders for durable goods increased 2.8 percent in January, the biggest increase since July. Orders were down 3...

Drone on: US proposes rules for era of commercial drones

...it won't require an "airworthiness certificate" for small drones. The design and manufacture of each model of manned airplanes and helicopters go through a rigorous approval process by the FAA before they are granted airworthiness certificates. That...

Residents still balk, but leases for wind turbines off Carolinas could come in 2016

...wondered how the turbines, which will be about 12 miles offshore, will be lit at night so they will be seen from boats and airplanes. He asked if the power would be used locally but was told developers can cable it wherever they want.David Rogers, the...

Augusta lawmaker introduces 5 bills

ATLANTA -- Military veterans, airplane pilots, motorists, divorced parents and public officials could all be getting relief from one of Rep. Earnest Smith's bills...

Brent Pittman

...He was an accomplished pilot who enjoyed flying with his best friend, Steve Reeves. He also loved to build and fly model airplanes with his son and members of the Evans Flying Club. He will be remembered as a loving son, brother, father, and friend...

No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Police who searched two airplanes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport found no bombs after online threats were made against the aircraft Saturday.

71 UFO sightings claimed in Augusta area since 2006

...decided for some strange reason to look out the window. The blinking light caught my eye and at first I thought it was an airplane, but then I noticed it was stationary. Then after looking at it, I realized, no, it wasn't stationary, it was moving...

Diverse class inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

...racing was only popular in the Southeast.And according to his son, Chris Lorenzen, he was one of the first drivers to own an airplane.Scott was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race. It came Dec. 1, 1963, at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla...

Columbia County police eager to use drones

...generally carry a battery with some weight. Flown unsafely, they could cause personal injury, property damage or damage to an airplane's engine or structure."Lauren Smith, a public information officer for Augusta Regional Airport, says it has yet to experience...