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Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Swanee Quintet marks 75 years

The Swanee Quintet is trying to maintain the sound and style of traditional gospel music while making it relevant for modern tastes. The group, founded in Augusta, celebrates its 75th anniversary ...
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Preschoolers kickoff Children's Week

Smiling, laughing children filled the Jessye Norman Amphitheater at Riverwalk Augusta on Friday morning to kickoff a week dedicated just for them.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Auto auction Saturday

The quarterly auction benefitting Salvation Army programs is Saturday. Many of the vehicles on the auction block have low mileage and need no refurbishment, said auto auction coordinator Jessica ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

SRS shipments halted until 2016

Savannah River Site can't resume shipments of Cold War nuclear waste materials to an underground repository in New Mexico until at least 2016 when the federal government reopens the facility to ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Local leaders discuss transportation funding

Georgia politicians are searching for a solution to fix the state's crumbling infrastructure while determining how to avoid double-taxing regions in the state.
By Meg Mirshak

Developer fined by Georgia EPD

The developer of a Grovetown subdivision has been fined by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for failing to control erosion and other water quality control violations.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

TGI Fridays closes doors

The TGI Fridays restaurant on Washington Road served its last meal Sunday.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS begins new cleanup project

Savannah River Site has started a new cleanup project to remove 1.3 million cubic yards of ash created by a former 1950s-era, coal-fired power plant.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

SRS building wins sustainability award

Savannah River Site's tritium administration building won the first sustainability award from the National Nuclear Security Administration.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

MOX facility survives budget battle

The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has survived the most threatening push to halt construction in its tumultuous history, but the funding fight isn't finished.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

City display flips American flags

The Riverwalk flagpole designated for the current American flag waved a 36-star flag, which dates to 1865, until Friday, a day after the city's parks, recreation and facilities Director Bob Levine ...
By Meg Mirshak

State transportation committee meeting in Augusta

A state transportation committee tasked with identifying funding sources for infrastructure needs across Georgia will meet Tuesday in Augusta.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Federal board: Nuke facilities not ready for emergencies

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board said the federal government has become "complacent" on updating emergency response and safety at nuclear weapons facilities.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Thurmond Lake enters first drought level

Thurmond Lake entered the first drought level Monday because of falling water levels that are typical in late summer, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
By Meg Mirshak

South Carolina, feds dispute tank closure deadlines

The U.S. Energy Department says the state did not provide sufficient reasoning for denying a request to extend the closure deadline for two nuclear waste storage tanks.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Campers wait for Guitar Pull tickets

In what has become an annual tradition, eager music fans got in line early to score tickets to the Guitar Pull country music concert.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Arts in the Heart begins today

Augusta's annual arts festival returns with new additions expected to add a fresh twist on the three-day celebration.
By Meg Mirshak

Judge won't rule again on Project Jackson

A South Carolina judge won't reconsider his ruling in favor of North Augusta's Project Jackson development.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

SRS facility costs increase

Lastest projections from the U.S. Energy Department estimate the Salt Waste Processing Facility will cost $2.3 billion to build and start up - an increase of $982.5 million from the project cost ...
By Meg Mirshak
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