Nearly 2,000 leaks reported by Atlanta Gas Light, South Carolina Electric and Gas in 2012

An analysis by The Augusta Chronicle of annual reports from the federal Department of Transportation found that natural gas leaks are common among the area's two main operators.

Airline customer complaints decreased though more flights were late and more luggae mishandled

DALLAS - A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers.

Augusta businesses, people got $400 million from federal government in 2012

Augusta-based businesses, institutions and people collected more than $400 million in federally-funded grants, payments, subsidies and salaries last year, an Augusta Chronicle analysis of federal spending data found.

Leaders lobby to keep Augusta-to-Washington flight

Augusta's only nonstop flight faces an uncertain future as political and business leaders lobby for its continuation.

Boeing stock tumbles after fire on 787 Dreamliner

A fire aboard an empty 787 at Heathrow Airport spooked Boeing investors Friday, as they feared the re-emergence of battery problems that grounded the plane for months earlier this year.

High-speed rail linking Atlanta and Charlotte could pass through Augusta

A high-speed rail line up for public comment this week could pass through Augusta.

Warning issued about oil shipped from North Dakota, Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. - After a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains might be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

Across Georgia

HOMER, Ga. - A student was severely injured Friday when he shot himself inside a bathroom at Banks County High School, prompting authorities to lock down the school, officials said.

Law backs airlines in dress code debate

Airlines give many reasons for refusing to let you board, but none stir as much debate as this: How you're dressed.

Public meetings planned for 15th Street corridor redevelopment project

Before the city of Augusta takes a giant leap forward with plans to revamp a main thoroughfare from downtown to south Augusta, leaders are asking residents to talk about their ideas.