Stories by Josh Gelinas

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007

Aiken is not lacking in many things

Not too long ago, I took a job in Columbia. That meant either moving to the state capital or driving an hour to work each morning from my home in Aiken. Columbia's a great city, and my new ...
By Josh Gelinas

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Spirituality has role in rehabilitation

There are some things we know about inmates at the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
By Josh Gelinas

Sunday, March 11, 2007

SRS head takes off for job in England

When Bob Pedde came to Savannah River Site in 1989, the plan was to restart nuclear reactors to make explosive tritium for weapons.
By Josh Gelinas

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Fire chief foils taxicab getaway

AIKEN - A would-be bank robber tried to turn a taxicab into a getaway car Monday.
By Josh Gelinas

Monday, March 5, 2007

Rash ointment pays off for Aiken couple

AIKEN - Gary and Susan Anderson have soothed chafed bottoms for more than 20 years.
By Josh Gelinas

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Fewer horses in training at historic track signals industry's decline in Aiken

The city will display its affection for thoroughbred racing later this month with the 65th running of the Aiken Trials, but some say they're worried about the industry's future.
By Josh Gelinas

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Hydrogen study going steady

NEW ELLENTON - Laboratories at the Center for Hydrogen Research that were inactive when it opened a year ago now buzz with activity.
By Josh Gelinas

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007

Tritium facility earns praise

Only a presidential summons from the White House kept Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman away from Savannah River Site on Tuesday, where hundreds of employees celebrated the successful extraction of ...
By Josh Gelinas

SRS gets approval to bury waste

AIKEN - Savannah River Site officials have the green light to bury radioactive Cold War waste and likely will start this week.
By Josh Gelinas

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007

Price is rising for SRS facility

A nuclear waste factory at Savannah River Site is becoming more expensive because of design changes that can be linked to an earthquake that happened more than 118 years ago.
By Josh Gelinas

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007

Brown's DNA may be extracted

AIKEN - A hearing has been set for Tuesday to take DNA from James Brown's body - which still has not been buried - to use in potential paternity claims against his estate.
By Josh Gelinas and Sandi Martin

A 'lot of talk' delays action

AIKEN - Attorneys might be the only obstacle to the Department of Energy's burial of Cold War nuclear waste at Savannah River Site.
By Josh Gelinas

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007

Curator must choose artifacts for Cold War museum at site

It will be years before the public can visit a planned Cold War museum at Savannah River Site, and that's good news for Caroline Bradford.
By Josh Gelinas

Facility's delay is criticized

AIKEN - Savannah River Site's citizen watchdog group blasted federal officials Tuesday night for endangering the public because of potential construction delays on a key nuclear waste facility.
By Josh Gelinas

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007

Cuts could help SRS operations

AIKEN - A White House resolution that would cut out millions in congressional pet projects might be good news for Savannah River Site.
By Josh Gelinas

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007

Defendant to take more tests

AIKEN - The mental state of Craig Baldwin, charged in last summer's death of his elderly mother, will be examined by a psychiatrist, a judge ordered Friday. The judge also read the murder charges ...
By Josh Gelinas

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007

Hearing to cover plan to research reactors

AIKEN - A proposal to research and develop advanced nuclear power reactors at Savannah River Site that can run off recycled fuel will be the subject of a public hearing Thursday.
By Josh Gelinas

Cable services set to expand

AIKEN - The county's new cable provider, Atlantic Broadband, shed the name of its predecessor Tuesday and outlined how it is spending $7 million to improve television, Internet and phone services ...
By Josh Gelinas

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007

New services push out small cable companies

Having cable TV piped into your home used to mean Hollywood hits on HBO, sports of all sorts on ESPN and round-the-clock news on CNN.
By Josh Gelinas

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007

Judge allows Brown's wife back into house

AIKEN - James Brown's children got their day in court on Friday.
By Josh Gelinas
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