Meg Mirshak

Stories by Meg Mirshak

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Campers wait for Guitar Pull tickets

In what has become an annual tradition, eager music fans got in line early to score tickets to the Guitar Pull country music concert.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Arts in the Heart begins today

Augusta's annual arts festival returns with new additions expected to add a fresh twist on the three-day celebration.
By Meg Mirshak

Judge won't rule again on Project Jackson

A South Carolina judge won't reconsider his ruling in favor of North Augusta's Project Jackson development.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

SRS facility costs increase

Lastest projections from the U.S. Energy Department estimate the Salt Waste Processing Facility will cost $2.3 billion to build and start up - an increase of $982.5 million from the project cost ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Federal board to discuss SRS

The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet in Augusta in October to discuss spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste storage and processing.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Canal center upgrades theater

A $25,000 donation from the Rotary Club allowed the Augusta Canal Authority to replace outdated equipment in the theater at the Canal Discovery Center.
By Meg Mirshak

Heavy traffic expected near Vogtle

The operator of Plant Vogtle has warned that heavy traffic is possible on roads near the facility as additional workers perform a scheduled refueling outage.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Domestic violence complexities highlighted

Since 2005 in Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties, 30 women and 12 men have been killed by domestic violence, according to data from The Augusta Chronicle’s crime database. 
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Project Jackson judge asked to reconsider

A South Carolina judge has been asked to reconsider his ruling in favor of North Augusta's Project Jackson development, which includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Augusta marks Sept. 11 anniversary

Augusta remembered the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony Thursday morning recalling the nearly 3,000 lives lost and thanking first responders who risk their lives to help others.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Guitar Pull lineup announced

The lineup for the 2014 Guitar Pull once again features some of the hottest names in country music.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Sept. 11 ceremonies set Thursday

Ceremonies to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are scheduled in Columbia and Richmond counties and at Fort Gordon.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Post meets new commander

Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty replaced Maj. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson as Fort Gordon commander in ceremonies Monday.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Plant Vogtle expansion reaches 5,000 workers

Plant Vogtle's workforce has reached its largest number since construction of the commercial power plant's first two nuclear reactors in the mid-1980s.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Cyber defense brigade activated

Col. Donald Bray was named commander of the Cyber Protection Brigade during a ceremony at the military installation.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Nobel winner, nuclear expert to sign books

Nobel Peace Prize winner, nuclear nonproliferation expert and budding novelist David Hanks will sign copies of his books at a downtown art gallery Friday.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

MOX contractor requests extension

The contractor of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site quietly requested from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission a 10-year extension for construction activities.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS completes sodium reactor fuel dissolution

Dangerously corroded spent nuclear fuel stored at Savannah River Site has been dissolved after a 2011 federal report indicated it needed immediate processing.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

SRS tank closure extension denied

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control denied a request to postpone the closure date for two nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.
By Meg Mirshak
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