Meg Mirshak

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Environmentalists, backers speak at Vogtle hearing

Water conservationists fear Plant Vogtle's proposal to release millions of gallons of water back into the Savannah River threatens a resource they say is stressed by other pollutants.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, March 2, 2015

Supreme Court to hear Project Jackson appeal

The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the appeal of North Augusta's Project Jackson development that includes a new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak

Hearing Tuesday on Plant Vogtle permit

A public hearing on the draft permit for water discharges from two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle is Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Soldier awarded Purple Heart

Army Sgt. Beth VanVleet received a Purple Heart Friday for injuries sustained during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.
By Meg Mirshak

Georgia National Guard forming cyber team

The Georgia National Gaurd was selected to establish a cyber protection team as part of the Army's efforts to boost its ranks protecting cyberspace.
By Meg Mirshak

Georgia Power's Vogtle expansion costs increase

Georgia Power Co. told state regulators Friday that its share of capital construction costs for the Plant Vogtle expansion has risen $246 million, and it asked for approval of completion dates 18 ...
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Warning issued for phone scam

Two Richmond County residents were victims of a phone scam this week that defrauds people by tricking them into paying money to avoid arrest for false claims that they missed jury duty.
By Meg Mirshak

Rifle fires during Craigslist sale

A gun accidentally fired as two people exchanged a Craigslist purchase Thursday in the parking lot of Goodwill Job Connection, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Meg Mirshak

Fire destroys Fort Gordon building

An early morning fire destroyed a building at Fort Gordon on Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Cosby show still scheduled

Comedian Bill Cosby, accused of sexual assault by numerous women, will appear Saturday in Augusta despite several other cancellations for shows in cities across the nation.
By Meg Mirshak

Deputy discharges weapon

A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy accidentally discharged his weapon on Wednesday, according to a statement from the department.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Public input wanted on Thurmond Lake plan

The Corps of Engineers  has scheduled three public meetings in Evans, Lincolnton and McCormick to seek input from the public on its update of shoreline management plans.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Airline passengers reminded of security rules

Check your bags and know the rules before you fly, the Transportation Security Administration reminded Augusta travelers Monday.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Augusta offers electronics recycling

Augusta wants the old computers, phones and televisions cluttering a corner of your office or garage.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Soldier's wife wins national honor

Fort Gordon Army wife Corie Weathers was named the 2015 Army Spouse of the Year, a national competition.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Few riders on Fort Gordon pilot bus service

After years of city leaders pushing for bus service to Fort Gordon, few riders are taking advantage of the route that's running as a pilot program.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Pupils make bears for sick children

Kindergartners from Westminster Schools of Augusta continued lessons in kindness and community involvement by making teddy bears to donate to sick children at the Children's Hospital of Georgia ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Reform proposes water permitting for farms

South Carolina legislators are working to reform the state's water laws to strike a balance that appeases the pro-agriculture lobby without alienating mega-farms that bring the promise of economic ...
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Thurmond Lake expected to be full in May

Water levels at the reservoir are expected to reach full or near-full pool by late May, said Billy Birdwell, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Drivers to blame for bridge wrecks, officials say

Georgia is eyeing a new Interstate 20 bridge spanning the Savannah River to improve safety, but the tally of vehicle wrecks might not be cause for concern.
By Meg Mirshak
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Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week, including one homicide, the March 1 killing of 75-year-old Bobby ...
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