About 2,000 employees from the Savannah River Site are going to be seeing a reduction in work hours starting next month and local businesses in the City of Aiken might potentially be feeling the pressure, too.
Spending cuts in Washington are just one day away, which could have a big impact here in Augusta. The military will take the biggest hit from these cuts with $46 billion being cut from the Pentagon's budget.
A Barnwell County ambulance service will have to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars. The feds are accusing the Williston Rescue Squad of Medicare fraud. But one county councilman fears how this will affect the 40,000 people who depend on this ambulance service.
A public hearing about a plan to bring a stadium to North Augusta drew dozens. The concern is how the proposed $150-million public-private project will be funded. The project will be financed by North Augusta, Aiken County and school district taxpayers, too.
North Augusta leaders unveiled the project in December. They've heard a lot of praise and anger, too. There are plenty of concerns about traffic and noise. But what's also creating concern is how they're going to pay for it all.
A gloomy day on the unemployment front. New numbers show the unemployment rate in metro Augusta is up five-tenths of a point to nine percent. Augusta's not the only one suffering, however. In Jefferson county, the news gets worse.
Michelin is expanding its presence in South Carolina with a project officials say will create 100 new jobs. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that the tire maker is spending $200 million to expand its rubber production plant in Anderson County.