Cost of electric heat varies across Augusta region

Most Augusta-area residents who heat their homes with electricity can expect utility costs to go down this winter, except in Aiken and Edgefield counties, where prices will increase about 2 ½ percent to offset construction of a South Carolina nuclear power plant.

July 9 morning forum focuses on opportunities for clean, green energy in Augusta

...officials.Augusta is behind other cities in its uses of alternative energy, as seen, for example, in the high utility costs of fairly new public buildings, such as the sales tax-funded new main library, Commissioner Bill Lockett said...

Augusta students not studying career fields that align with job openings, according to study

...education and training locally.Stellman said economic development is no longer driven by government incentives, utility costs, real estate prices and other factors on which employers previously based decisions. Employers consider the availability...

Solvay invests in Augusta facility, will build new unit

...Besides the reputation of this site, the good safety records and the quality, a big factor in the decision was the utilities cost," he said. "Basically, (in) the U.S. and particularly here in Augusta, we have some advantages."De Greef...

Owning historic inns often a labor of love

...hotels open before and after 1960, deemed inefficient operations that included higher departmental, maintenance and utility costs as the likely culprit for the contrast.A local property with a financial history similar to the Partridge Inn's...

Manufacturers worry about proposed excise tax implications

...site manager Alain De Greef.The Augusta site has been the front runner, De Greef said, because of the city's utility costs, but that could change if the tax is imposed.Both De Greef and Kirby estimate the tax would cost their facilities...

Hickman Park community center could be site of new children's museum

...then apply for 501c3 nonprofit status so it can pursue grants and other contributions in the future and to support utility costs and liability insurance.The idea is to one day move into a larger space for an expanded museum.To start, the members...

Augusta State will receive same state funding

...up through tuition.Rosier said after about $43 million is paid out for salaries and $2.2 million is spent on utility costs, it leaves the university with about $4 million for general operations."Are we worried this year? I think everybody...

Columbia County ends lease on Appling property with unmanned fire station

...four years early.County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker said the lease termination is meant to save on utility costs.Tucker said other nearby fire stations will take over coverage of the Station No. 15 area. The nearest staffed...

John Milledge Elementary School construction nears completion

...single condensing unit.The temperatures can be changed from a remote location, which Johnston said will save on utility costs.The school sits on the same property as the former school between Eve Street and Barnes Lane in the Harrisburg neighborhood...