Meg Mirshak

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Plant Vogtle gets generator

The arrival of a steam generator weighing 1.3 million pounds for the expansion of Plant Vogtle is the latest of recent large deliveries to the nuclear reactor construction site.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, June 8, 2015

Allen says migrant worker legislation will help farmers

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., wants to reform a migrant worker temporary visa program to protect farmers in Georgia and across the nation from unneeded government red tape, he said Monday in Augusta.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Garrison commander discusses wave of projects

Fort Gordon has a surge of construction activity totaling $158 million for nearly four dozen renovations, new buildings or other projects underway to modernize living facilities and prepare for ...
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fort Gordon road improvements proposed

An improved road system on Fort Gordon has been proposed to ameliorate congestion through the installation's training campus and route vehicles directly to the facility housing top-secret national ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tortoises released to boost population

The slow, steady stroll to freedom began Friday for 148 young gopher tortoises embarking on a mission to restore the reptile's depleted population in Georgia.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Rainfall damages Thurmond visitor center

Heavy overnight rainfall caused a partial roof collapse at Thurmond Lake Visitor Center, which will be closed several days to repair damage.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SRS begins grouting tank

The grouting for tank 16 marks a significant milestone toward removing the tank from use. It was the subject of a dispute regarding closure deadlines between the U.S. Energy Department site and ...
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, June 1, 2015

Vets getting belated homecoming parade

Vietnam veterans who were often scorned when they returned from war are being honored later this month with a parade and ceremony at Fort Gordon.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ceremony held for troops joining fight against Islamic State

Final hugs and tears were merely postponed during an early deployment ceremony Friday for Fort Gor­don soldiers who have one last weekend with loved ones before a nine-month stint to aid in ...
By Meg Mirshak

Boxcar used to bury SRS waste storage building

Steel material from a dismantled radioactive waste storage building at Savannah River Site has been stored in a salvaged railroad boxcar that will be buried underground.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Transportation commissioner discusses state's needs, funding

Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry sat down Thursday with The Augusta Chronicle to answer questions about the state's crumbling transportation system.
By Meg Mirshak

Fort Gordon bus route under 30 day review

Even as an experimental bus route continues to drain money from the city coffers, Augusta Commission committee members unwilling to end service to Fort Gordon granted Augusta Public Transit 30 ...
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, May 25, 2015

Documentary on Edgefield slave potter wins acclaim

The story of a 19th-century Edge­field, S.C., slave potter has reached film audiences coast-to-coast and won numerous awards in the nearly two years since its premiere.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Waste shipments await environmental document

The import of highly-radioactive nuclear waste from Germany to Savannah River Site has yet to make its next significant step necessary before crossing the Atlantic ocean.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, May 22, 2015

VA, local nonprofit announce partnership

The deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Af­fairs announced Friday a collaboration with the Augusta-based veteran care organization America's War­rior Partnership that he said ...
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fees would apply to show dogs

Performance and show animals won't be exempt from steep annual licensing fees for owners who chose not to spay or neuter pets under a requirement.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

VA deputy secretary, Fox News co-anchorman speaking at symposium

Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson and Jon Scott of Fox News will deliver keynote addresses at a two-day symposium on care for military veterans being held in ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Contest encourages life jacket use

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging boaters and swimmers to wear a life jacket by offering prizes through a social media contest.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, May 18, 2015

Masters Week traffic drops at Daniel Field

The steep increase in private flights at Au­gusta Regional Airport during Masters Week contributed to a 14 percent decrease at Daniel Field, a small general aviation airport.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Efforts underway to protect tortoises from solar farms

Georgia's official state reptile - the gopher tortoise - could be further threatened by the state's sudden surge of solar farms cropping up on rural lands where the tortoises burrow in sandy soil.
By Meg Mirshak
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