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Savannah River Site Soon to begin New Operations, says Carol Johnson

Savannah River Site Soon to begin New Operations, says Carol Johnson

Carol Johnson, Head of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, was present as a guest speaker at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's quarterly member economic luncheon. In the event, which was organized on Thursday, Johnson explained the importance of Savannah River Site for national security and the local economy.

Johnson, President and CEO of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the nuclear site's management and operating contractor, shared that 12, 000 employees are working at the site and out of them, 5,000 are working for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

Biologists release two eaglets in Augusta

Biologists release two eaglets in Augusta

The two eaglets that were rescued from their nest in Bangor earlier this year and treated at Avian Haven bird rehabilitation facility in Freedom were released into the wild on Friday.

Biologists from the bird rehabilitation facility released the two eaglets into the wild near the Kennebec River. The eaglets were rescued in May, after their parents fell ill.

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Islamic Society of Augusta slams ISIS

Islamic Society of Augusta slams ISIS

Terrorist group ISIS has been killing innocent people in Syria and Iraq under the banner of its misinterpretations of Islam, the Islamic Society of Augusta said.

Condemning the recent beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the Islamic Society of Augusta stressed that Islam does not allow Islamic combatants to kill noncombatants.

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Augusta man arrested in connection with pharmacy robberies

Augusta man arrested in connection with pharmacy robberies

A young Augusta man has been taken into custody in connection with robberies that took place at two pharmacies on Tuesday this week, Police Deputy Chief Jared Mills revealed.

Mills said Augusta police, with the help of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents, identified 21-year-old Dominic J. Pomerleau as the person believed to be responsible for the two robberies.

Augusta police arrested Pomerleau in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police expect the suspect to be formally charged with both robberies after the completion of ongoing investigation.

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Augusta Commissioners cancel Alcohol License Fee Increase

Augusta Commissioners cancel Alcohol License Fee Increase

Augusta commissioners on Tuesday canceled plans for increasing alcohol license fees by 10%. Plans to increase the license fee were dropped after an owner of a restaurant and bar complained about the timing and purpose behind the fee hike.

Walter Clay, owner of Rae's Coastal Café and a representative for 20 alcohol license holders, said that the food and beverage community is not against the revenue collected for the betterment of the city, but the same establishments are already paying city taxes on every drink sold.

Former House speaker Glenn Cummings appointed as UMaine-Augusta’s interim president

Former House speaker Glenn Cummings appointed as UMaine-Augusta’s interim presid

Glenn Cummings, former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, has been appointed as the interim president of University of Maine (UMaine) at Augusta, UMaine System Chancellor James Page announced on Tuesday.

Dr. Cummings will replace current president Allyson Handley on September 9, 2014, who will leave her position as president to become executive director of San Diego, California-based National University's Sanford Education Center.

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North Augusta woman fatally shoots her husband

North Augusta woman fatally shoots her husband

Augusta police have arrested and indicted a woman with a murder charge for fatally shooting her husband. According to a police incident report released yesterday, the crime took place just before noon on Monday.

When officers from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety reached the 600 block of W. Woodlawn Ave. at around 11:55 a. m. on Monday, they found the dead body of 63-year-old Stephen A. Morris. He was shot in the head.

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