Across Georgia

...Richard L. Woods has won the Repub li can primary runoff recount in the race for state school superintendent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Thursday.Kemp said the Irwin County educator won 50.09 percent of votes compared with 49.91...

Audit: Augusta VA schedulers changed appointment times

...assure no employee has a doubt about what we expect and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson demands," hospital spokesman Pete Scovill said...an appointment," Scovill said.In mid-April, then-Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki directed the VA to complete...

Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...stored in underground tanks. Remediation efforts are some of the biggest ongoing operations at the facility. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that federal officials need to identify a long-term funding stream for the mixed-oxide fuel...

Energy Secretary Moniz discusses MOX funding during SRS visit

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that federal officials need to identify...appropriation that MOX is the way to go," he said.Last week, Deputy Secretary of Energy nominee Liz Sherwood-Randall said MOX was the "preferred...

Augusta voters to see few local races on Nov. 4 ballot

...small part of Richmond County.Voters also will decide statewide partisan contests for governor, U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and commissioners of insurance, labor and agriculture.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Now Playing Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Across the region

...they were notified by the medical examiner's office of the girl's death.Recount is ordered in runoffATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ordered a ballot recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff.Kemp said...

Society's values decaying

...report stated that there has been a decline in cases in the past few years, except in gay and bisexual men.John Kerry, our secretary of state, at a Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies Pride event, referred to Ted Osius, an Obama appointee, who...

Rio's polluted bay is under fire by sailors

...pitch to land the Olympics, with officials pledging to cut the flow by 80 percent by 2016.But Rio's state environment secretary, Carlos Francisco Portinho, has acknowledged in a best-case scenario the reduction will be only 50 percent.Rio de Janeiro...

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to visit Savannah River Site

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will tour the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility and other areas at Savannah River Site on Monday.Moniz is...