Meg Mirshak

Stories by Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Research lab focuses on partnerships

Savannah River National Laboratory is seeking to boost partnerships with research universities in an effort to lead the world in scientific innovations to protect national security.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cell tower concerns airport

A proposed Verizon Wireless cellphone tower on Wrightsboro Road has drawn concerns from the operator of Daniel Field airport, who says the FAA-approved tower poses a safety risk to aircraft.
By Meg Mirshak

Alison Krauss cancels May 18 show

Alison Krauss & Union Station has canceled its concert at James Brown Arena with Willie Nelson. Refunds for tickets to the James Brown Arena show will be available beginning Friday.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, April 21, 2014

Haley says state won't back down on MOX

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the state won't back down on its lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's decision to stop constuction on the MOX facility.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bubba Watson celebrates victory at Augusta Waffle House

After winning the green jacket and $1.6 million, Watson feasted on a double grilled cheese with a side of hashbrowns scattered and covered at the Waffle House on Wheeler Road near Doctors Hospital.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, April 14, 2014

Father seeks help from patrons

Glenn O'Neill, whose daughter has a rare and terminal disease, stood on Berckmans Road on Sunday with a sign directing patrons to a Web site where they can help fund a medical trial.
By Meg Mirshak

Plant Vogtle public meetings scheduled

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss findings from its routine inspections of Plant Vogtle at a public meeting in Waynesboro on April 24.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS public meeting Thursday

Federal funding for Savannah River Site and future work at the U.S. Energy Department site will be discussed during a public forum on Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak

Lake should be full pool for summer

Water levels at Thurmond Lake should keep water skiers, fishermen and property owners smiling for the remainder of spring and into the summer season.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, April 12, 2014

1934 Masters program was gift from tournament's co-founder

A rare program from the first Masters Tournament was just one of many gifts Masters co-founded Clifford Roberts gave Dorie Wells and her husband, Reginald.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, April 11, 2014

Architect's clubhouse never built

A prolific Augusta architect designed a clubhouse for Augusta National Golf Club that was never built. Countless examples of his work remain in Augusta and Aiken.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Family marks five generations at Masters Tournament

Jack Rhodes, 6, attended his first Masters, adding to the countless visits the Battey family has made to the grand golf event.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Golfing mafia continues tradition

The Irish Mafia began with a single golf foursome in the early 1950s. The group quickly blossomed into an affable fraternity of 50 golfers that gathered weekly. Now, a generation carries on the ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Family prepared Masters sandwiches

The sought-after origin of Augusta National Golf Club's famed pimento cheese sandwich could be traced to an Augusta family's kitchen.
By Meg Mirshak

Vogtle expansion could signal future of nuclear industry

The Alvin W. Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro, Ga. is using a new design and new construction method to build the first reactors licensed in the U.S. in more than three decades.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, April 7, 2014

Jones biographer donates collection

Sidney Matthew never wanted to be a librarian. Twenty-five years of research materials on legendary golfer Bobby Jones stacked up in his home, and soon enough, journalists and filmmakers stopped ...
By Meg Mirshak

Memorabilia collectors start small, grow big

Golf memorabilia collector Dustin Raymond amassed more Masters Tournament items than he could track. As his small collection mushroomed into thousands of items, he needed a Web site to help ...
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Aiken boy named after legend

Sharing a name with a sportsman celebrated across the nation, but even more so in the home of the Masters Tournament, lends itself to some entertainment and special perks.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Airports prepare for Masters rush

Augusta-area airports have scheduled extra commercial flights and hired additional staff to accommodate thousands of additional travelers flying into the city during its biggest tourist week of ...
By Meg Mirshak