Meg Mirshak

Stories by Meg Mirshak

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Interstate construction nearly complete

After years of navigatng orange traffic cones and lane closures, drivers can cruise the open road again on Bobby Jones Expressway. Crews are completing the punch list for the road widening project.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS begins fuel project

A multiyear project to process nuclear material from foreign and domestic research reactors has begun at Savannah River Site's H-Canyon facility.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Drop off Christmas trees for recycling

Ditch your Christmas tree at two locations in Columbia County beginning Friday. Otherwise, Augusta Solid Waste customers can wait for curbside pickup after the New Year.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

SRS gets authorization to close more tanks

Savannah River Site will permanently seal in place additional Cold War-era storage tanks after removing highly radioactive liquid nuclear waste.
By Meg Mirshak

Project Jackson appeal expedited

The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to expedite the appeal process for the Project Jackson lawsuit.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Finalists named for airport director

The search for a new executive director at Augusta Regional Airport has been narrowed to four finalists.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Daniel Field removes trees, lights structures in airspace

Daniel Field, managed by operations company Augusta Aviation, has spent more than $30,000 conducting land surveys, removing 30 trees and installing red blinking lights on top of the Newman Tennis ...
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Bride's wedding date follows family tradition

Nicole Owen, of North Augusta, becomes the sixth generation of her family to wed on Dec. 20.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Grants available for teachers

Elementary and middle school educators can apply for small grants to use for science, math and technology curriculum.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Darius Rucker records song inspired by local family

The Simkins family inspired a song recorded by singer Darius Rucker. The song was released online as a holiday promotion for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Church food pantries win grants

Two Augusta churches won $20,000 grants from Wal-Mart to update their food pantry facilities.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Plant Vogtle gets water permit for expansion

A permit to siphon water from the Savannah River to operate cooling towers for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle has been issued despite strong opposition from environmental and water ...
By Meg Mirshak

SRS to hold public tours

Savannah River Site will again offer public tours of the former Cold War-era nuclear weapons plant.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Toxic waste site ends water treatment

After three decades of environmental cleanup, an Augusta toxic waste site has been given permission to stop treating contaminated groundwater.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Military family gets Christmas surprise

The handiwork of Christmas elves surprised a North Augusta military wife, who is spending her first Christmas with her husband and son together.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Garden plot needs care

A row of canna lily plants at an entranceway to downtown Augusta needs to be cut back for the winter.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Winter waters hold risks

Whipping wind, choppy waters and cold temperatures were a deadly combination in 2011 for Scotty Craig, an avid fisherman from North Augusta. His widow is urging boaters to be cautious during cold ...
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Changes coming to SRS facility

Changes coming to a unique processing facility at Savannah River Site are expected to minimize amounts of highly radioactive waste produced there.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Health partnership will dissolve this month

The CSRA Partnership for Community Health began in 1993 when the Richmond County Health Department, Richmond County Commission and University Hospital met to discuss ways to improve health care in ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Food pantries vying for $20,000

Two local food pantries are competing in a social media competition to win a $20,000 grant from Wal-Mart.
By Meg Mirshak
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City inspectors look to demolish Goodale House

Rob Sherman, director of Augusta's License and Inspection Department, said his staff plans to ask a State Court judge in early 2015 to order the endangered property, which was built in 1799 and is ...
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