Meg Mirshak

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Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Report: Aging SRS infrastructure needs updates

Federal budget constraints have mounted to more than $1 billion in deferred maintenance costs for Savannah River Site's Cold War-era infrastructure, leading to more expensive future capital ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Family recalls Robin Williams

For Augusta leukemia survivor Brennan Simkins, happy memories of a rare meeting with actor and comedian Robin Williams quickly turned to sadness Monday as news of the actor's death left his fans ...
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Young nuclear workers meeting in Augusta

Young minds from the nuclear industry will converge on Augusta next week for an annual meeting focused on advancing nuclear power in the United States.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Lady Antebellum selected for Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Country music trio Lady Antebellum will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
By Meg Mirshak

App features Thurmond water data

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has released a smartphone application that puts the same data from its popular water management Web site in the palm of your hand.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS contractor joins education partnership

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the management and operations contractor at Savannah River Site, has joined a partnership at Augusta Technical College for nuclear education.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

New SRS advisory board members wanted

The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board is accepting applications for panel members to serve during its 2015-2017 term.
By Meg Mirshak

Thurmond unaffected by Corps settlement

Thurmond Dam won't be required to report to the EPA the amount of pollutants its sending into the Savannah River, as a recent legal settlement ordered for eight dams in Oregon and Washington.
By Meg Mirshak

1,000 jars of peanut butter donated

Bell Plantation made the donation to Golden Harvest Food Bank to announce its partnership with an upcoming documentary on Georgia's peanut butter industry by Hephzibah filmmaker Joseph Barnhart.
By Meg Mirshak

Road closure nearing end

A road detour causing headaches for motorists traveling near Augusta’s medical district is entering its third month, but a city official says the end of construction could be near.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

New group managing First Friday

The Greater Augusta Arts Council handed over First Friday to Artists' Row, a nonprofit group of seven art galleries mostly on Broad Street.
By Meg Mirshak

New inspector at Vogtle

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new resident inspector for Plant Vogtle, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Cyber school unveiled

Two commandants took control of schools for Signal and Cyber training at the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence, and a refurbished building was unveiled.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Augusta's suburban poor increase

Of the nation's 100 largest metro areas, Augusta areas saw the third largest increase in the number of impoverished people living in suburban neighborhoods.
By Meg Mirshak

Post, cyber center to get new commander

Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty will be assigned commanding general at the Army's Cyber Center of Excellence and of Fort Gordon, replacing Maj. Gen. Lawarren Patterson.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Federal board finds safety errors in SRS drill

Savannah River Site's primary contractor received another negative safety report from a federal nuclear facilities safety oversight board.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lake seeing an active summer

Plentiful sunshine and a full lake pool have made for easy, summer living for Thurmond Lake business owners and visitors.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First federal storm grant awarded to city

Augusta has received its first distribution of federal reimbursement funding for cleanup from a winter ice storm.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, July 28, 2014

Energy secretary talks MOX funding

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that federal officials need to identify a long-term funding stream for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site if the ...
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stranger helps raise $40,000 for mom who left child in park

A thousand miles didn't stop a New Hampshire woman from extending a helping hand to a local mother accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park while she worked her shift at a fast-food ...
By Meg Mirshak
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