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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Santorum coming to Aiken

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. senator Rick Santorum will stop in Aiken on July 28.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Army ups Fort Gordon growth to 4,700

The number of incoming personnel connected to the Army Cyber Command's relocation to Fort Gordon's Cyber Center of Excellence and other growing missions will be even greater than the Army ...
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, July 13, 2015

MOX contractor disputes Energy Department report

The latest report estimating costs for the troubled mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site discloses yet another dollar figure for the project and refutes U.S. Energy ...
By Meg Mirshak

Library to screen documentary on slave potter

An award-winning documentary on a 19th-century Edgefield, S.C. slave potter will be screened Tuesday at the Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair Street.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Windsor Spring work continues

Motorists can expect construction that began along Windsor Road last August to continue until at least April 30, 2017, the scheduled completion date for the first of two project phases.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, July 10, 2015

Drive-by Truckers coming to amphitheater

Southern rock band Drive-by Truckers will play Riverwalk Augusta 's Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Oct. 9.
By Meg Mirshak

Drive-by Truckers here Oct. 9

Southern rock band Drive-by Truckers will play Augusta Riverwalk's Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Oct. 9.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Medal of Honor recipient encourages Warriors

Retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in June 2014, spoke Thursday at Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Housing complex named for advocate

As housing improvements for poor and elderly citizens materialize, Addie Powell's name etched in stone at a new housing complex signifies her enduring legacy, family and city leaders said Wednesday.
By Meg Mirshak

Isakson: Fort Gordon adding troops while others face cuts

Fort Gordon is expected to add a small number of troops while Army installations across the nation including two in Georgia prepare for large-scale force reductions by the end of 2017, according ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SRS contractor adds staff to emergency program

Savannah River Site's liquid waste contractor nearly tripled the number of staff for its emergency drill program following an evaluation that revealed numerous shortfalls.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Man unearths history of Bath paper, textile mill

A smokestack and rusty water tower rise above piles of rubble where John Jones has spent years using a backhoe to excavate brick tunnels, aqueducts, walls and other remnants of Bath Mill, a paper ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arrive early for Fort Gordon fireworks

Augusta's Army post kicks off area patriotic celebrations with a communitywide event on Barton Field. Fort Gordon cautions the public to arrive early for access at security gates and random ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Georgia top clean energy job creator

Georgia's booming solar industry led to its rank as the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak

Richmond County issues first marriage license to gay couple

The first license to wed for a gay couple in Richmond County was issued Tuesday to the Rev. Rick Sosbe and his partner of more than seven years, Michael Rhen.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, June 29, 2015

Richmond County yet to see same-sex couple wed

No couples has applied for marriage licenses in Richmond County as of Monday afternoon, the first full business day following the U.S. Supreme Court opinion that legalized gay marriage nationwide.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer crowds flock to Thurmond Lake

Busy days are expected through the July Fourth holiday and beyond, even though the lake pool will likely drop a few feet. For now, everyone’s enjoying the conditions.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NSA director praises Augusta cyber sector

The chief of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command praised Augusta's growing cyber sector and its initiative to support a military and civilian defense speciality that's increasingly ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Final federal loan guarantee finalized for Vogtle project

Five years after the U.S. Department of Energy offered loan guarantees to three utility partners building reactors at Plant Vogtle, the last agreement was finalized Wednesday with the Municipal ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Welcome center getting upgrades

Visitors to Georgia will be greeted with shiny new restrooms and information booths when they cross the state line.
By Meg Mirshak
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