Meg Mirshak

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

D.C. flight resumes Sunday

Augusta Regional Airport staff and commission members reiterated Augusta's need for a direct flight to Washington, D.C., hoping that travelers will book the seasonal flight to demonstrate demand.
By Meg Mirshak

Airport runway will close during Masters

One of two runways at Augusta Regional Airport will be closed during the Masters Tournament as a safety precaution and to become a parking area for private jets.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Group cast doubts on nuclear repository deadline

Officials doubt the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. will resume full operations in February 2018, four years after a fire and radiological release forced the closure of the ...
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fort Gordon building fire contaminated ditch

The site of a February fire that destroyed a building at Fort Gordon is being monitored for potentially harmful contaminants being released into the environment.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Housing vouchers approved for veterans

The Augusta Housing Authority approved 78 housing vouchers for veterans to live in a new low-income housing development slated to reduce the number of homeless veterans.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS recycles 568 tons of materials

Savannah River Site, known for its massive task to clean up Cold War-era nuclear waste, is making strides to keep recyclable materials from sitting in a wasteland.
By Meg Mirshak

More need background checks for fort access

Pizza and food delivery workers, shipping company truck drivers, furniture delivery crews and other private businesses and vendors are required to get a background check to enter Fort Gordon under ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vogtle public meeting Tuesday

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting on Tuesday in Burke County to review inspections and testing procedures for new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle and V.C. Summer ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New system for private jets during Masters

Private jets flying into Augusta for the week of the Masters Tournament must follow a different system for landing and parking aircraft after an effort in recent years requiring reservations ...
By Meg Mirshak

New manager named for SRS

The U.S. Department of Energy has named a new manager for Savannah River Site.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, March 16, 2015

Daniel Field to sell vintage glass from hangar doors

Daniel Field is looking to make money from the 1940s-era glass in its hangar doors, which are being refurbished using the special sales tax for transportation projects.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Third Boshears chosen for aviation hall of fame

The third member of the Boshears family - early champions of aviation in Augusta - will be inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in April.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cashin will lead St. Patrick's Day parade

Bob Cashin was named Grand Marshal of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade by the Irish-American Heritage Society of Augusta.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SRS contractor processes salt waste

Five million gallons of salt waste in underground storage tanks at Savannah River Site have been removed and processed, a small fraction of the waste remaining from Cold War era nuclear weapons ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Marvin Griffin project nears

Construction on Marvin Griffin Road is expected to begin this summer after several years of working with industries on the corridor and relocating utilities to widen it from two to four lanes.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Growth focus of Fort Gordon meeting

A growing, thriving region bolstered by new missions headed to Fort Gordon was topic of an Army listening session Tuesday intended for discussion on military force reductions that will cause posts ...
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, March 9, 2015

Fort Gordon listening session Tuesday

Department of Army officials will receive feedback Tuesday from Augusta area community leaders on an Army-wide plan to reduce the number of troops.
By Meg Mirshak

Orchestra names new executive director

Symphony Orchestra Augusta selected Anne Catherine Murray as its executive director to lead the music group in the ongoing renovation of the historic Miller Theater.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Augusta veterans remember Vietnam buildup

A half-century ago, President Johnson made the decision to send U.S. combat troops to Vietnam. Three Augusta area Vietnam War veterans shared their stories of the long, costly conflict.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thurmond Lake drought ends

The lake has reached 329.07 feet above sea level, a foot below the full summer pool and slightly higher than the targeted level for this time of year.
By Meg Mirshak
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