Meg Mirshak

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Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Downtown study planned ahead of tax dollars influx

In preparation for an influx of tax dollars earmarked for downtown, Augusta has commissioned a $1.5 million study to create a design scheme for the urban core.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

SRS contractor docked quarter of fee

Savannah River Site's primary contractor - Savannah River Nuclear Solutions - was slashed a quarter of its fiscal 2014 award fee, or $5 million, partially because of ongoing cost overruns for a ...
By Meg Mirshak

S.C. DHEC director Templeton resigns

Catherine Templeton, the director of South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control who maintained a strong position on environmental cleanup at Savannah River Site, resigned ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Army officer's cause of death released

Second Lt. Anthony Thomas Scardino died of sudden cardiac death, said Chris Grey, the chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Group distributes thyroid tablets

Residents on the fringe of Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear power station will be asked to keep tablets that block radioactive elements released by a nuclear meltdown.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Couple kept connections to Augusta

A Florida couple found dead in their second home on Walton Way kept deep connections to Augusta although many say they hardly knew the husband or wife.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Graniteville recovering decade after tragedy

Townspeople, former mill workers, developers and nonprofit workers agree the worst days have passed and the small town has turned a new chapter.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Jackson spared 65 years ago from SRS construction

Jackson, a small community in Aiken County, was originally slated as one of a handful of towns that would be demolished or moved to build a plant that manufactured plutonium and tritium to fuel ...
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

TVs, game systems reported missing

Televisions and video game systems were reported missing from three residences in the Deans Bridge Road corridor on New Year's Eve.
By Meg Mirshak

Federal workers get pay raise

The New Year brings a small pay raise for more than 18,000 federal employees in the Augusta area.
By Meg Mirshak

Burn center treats 27 New Year's patients

New Year's Day saw at least 27 people go to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital for treatment.
By Meg Mirshak

Road projects move ahead

Despite lagging tax collections, Georgia transportation planners say they are moving forward as planned with dozens of road, bridge and other maintenance projects.
By Meg Mirshak

First baby of 2015 a boy

Augusta's first baby born in 2015 was Treyvon Tremaine Harris, the son of Joyce and Jamar Harris. Treyvon entered the world shortly after the countdown to midnight at 12:16 a.m.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Historic manor finds new owner

Atlanta school teacher Ian Shiverick discovered a masterpiece of Augusta's history long kept secret from cars whizzing past on Windsor Spring Road.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Bobby Jones work nearly done

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
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Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. - A CSX train derailed in rural Allendale County early Tuesday, leaking chemicals, sending two rail employees to an Augusta hospital and evacuating a nearby industry.
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