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Project seeks to revitalize former textile mill towns

...liabilities now can be turned into assets pretty quickly." Harry Minniefield, a Graniteville resident who worked at the Gregg plant for a year before Avondale Mills closed last summer, said the area needs jobs. "It seems like a ghost town, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/25/met_121724.shtml
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Biodiesel plant to employ 15

...are approved. He said he is particularly interested in hiring employees displaced by the closing of Avondale Mills' Gregg plant. Mr. Pardue said he is hoping to have the Farmers & Truckers facility running within 30 days of permit approval and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/14/bus_120212.shtml
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Community assembles to remember its loved ones

...Steven was just 10 days old when his father, Steven Bagby Sr., died from chlorine inhalation in the break room of the Gregg plant. Steven Jr. looked on as a silver-colored bell was rung after each of the nine victims' names was read. Like many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/07/met_111636.shtml
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Many mill workers must consider career change

...he said Thursday before starting his shift at the Gregg Plant in downtown Graniteville. "The textile industry is...Julias Twigs, a 50-year-old dye range operator at the Gregg Plant who's worked there for the past six years. "At my...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/18/met_85800.shtml
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Officers evacuate area near train wreck

...third shift at Avondale Mills' Gregg Plant. "I started coughing and spitting...Mills' Woodhead plant, two at the Gregg plant and another at the Stevens Steam plant. A truck driver parked at the Gregg plant was found dead in his sleeper cab...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/06/met_439209.shtml
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Graniteville mills begin 350 layoffs

...would be more layoffs in the future. "We're trying to keep as many jobs as we can," he said. The equipment at the Gregg plant, where materials are dyed, suffered extensive damage, said Mr. Felker, and "a lot of the products flow through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/05/met_9008.shtml
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Investigators prepare to enter train wreck 'hot zone'

...employees at the Woodhead plant; Allen Frazier, 58, from Ridge Spring, and Steven Bagby, 38, from Augusta, at the Gregg plant; and Fred Rusty Rushton III, 41, from Graniteville, at the Stevens Steam plant. A truck driver found dead was identified...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/07/met_439239.shtml
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Gas affects curious residents

...my face. I tried to breathe through the cushion." Marrell Dunbar didn't hear the crash beside the Avondale Mills Gregg Plant, where he was working the third shift, but he immediately felt the potentially toxic chlorine leak. "I had eye irritation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/07/met_439251.shtml
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Holiday cheer lives amid mill layoffs

...company began last summer. "The attitude of the people is bad," he said. Kelly Hall, 20, works at Avondale's Gregg plant and said he was laid off last week without pay. He's back at work, but the company is talking about laying off workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/07/met_389221.shtml
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Avondale, railroad reach settlement

...repairs and could not afford any more. He said then that 40 percent of his company's business was processed at the Gregg Plant, which was near the crash site. But not everyone believes that the railroad company was completely to blame for Avondale...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/08/met_194007.shtml
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