Study finds room for new Savannah River port

...busy Port of Savannah, according to a study presented to officials from both states Monday.For years, the two states have...submit to federal regulators. Georgia and South Carolina officials have said they expect the new port terminal could be permitted...

Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments

...the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system."It is in our common interest to build a health...

Savannah River Site holding public info sessions in Augusta

A public information session to educate residents on projects at Savannah River Site is Wednesday.Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy site in Aiken County will present four information sessions on the site, according to a...

Bill Kirby | The Augusta Chronicle

...have a box we could put this in?" "Yes," I'll say confidently. "Of course I do." But now ... According to the official narrative of the National Park Service, Harrisburg (also called West End) evolved slowly in the 1800s around the historic...

Road funding crisis looms

ATLANTA -- Local officials from across the state were gritting their teeth Monday morning as...about their citizens being given an added tax burden.The state officials, at the prodding of business groups, are searching for additional...

Across the region

...hunt in jet bomb threatsATLANTA - Federal law enforcement officials are continuing to pursue a suspect after recent bomb threats...the efforts to locate this individual," he added.Airport officials said Saturday's threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight...

Gov. Deal chides Georgia mayors

...the state recently created, Gov. Nathan Deal told local officials Monday.Speaking during the annual Mayors' Day breakfast...multi-year criminal-justice reforms, urged the local officials to nudge the judges, prosecutors and county commissioners...

Pardon Our Mess: Light pole knocked over

...Traffic Engineering was notified of the problem Wednesday morning and the light pole, glass and wires were removed by Wednesday afternoon.A traffic engineering official said the city would try to replace the light pole within a week.

Austin Shepard looking ahead to 2016 Augusta Futurity

...for being in the Limited Non-Pro competition, for being in the Stallion Incentive and for being a senior entry.In other official events, Teri Arney won the $35,000 Non-Pro Any Age, while Amanda Standish claimed the $50,000 Amateur Any Age finals...

Columbia County school rezoning plan going before panel Tuesday

...is for a vote.The plan involves shifts at 21 schools and moving about 2,000 students over a four-year period. School officials said the county's exploding growth has flooded some schools with new children while leaving some schools with unused capacity...