Meg Mirshak

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Age, maturity factors in leaving child alone

Children 8 years old or younger should never be left alone at home even for a short time, and parent's discretion should be used for older children.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

German nuclear waste study underway

The environmental impact of a U.S. Energy Department proposal to remove highly radioactive nuclear waste from terrorists' hands won't be known for nearly a year or longer.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mosquito prevention needed

The arrival of another mosquito-borne disease in Georgia has Richmond County Mosquito Control on high alert, urging residents to protect themselves.
By Meg Mirshak

Meeting today on German waste proposal

Federal officials from the U.S. Energy Department will discuss potential shipments of highly-radioactive nuclear waste from Germany at a public meeting Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Internship program offers veterans career opportunities

About 15 veterans based out of Fort Gordon have participated in Operation Warfighter at Savannah River Site, where 24 percent of the federal workforce are military veterans.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, June 20, 2014

Funds needed for new shelter

On Thursday, SafeHomes launched the public phase of a $3 million capital campaign to build a new shelter for women escaping domestic violence.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Project Jackson suit headed to court

North Augusta city leaders and an opponent of a planned riverfront development will play ball next week in front of a South Carolina judge who will decide the fate of a new Augusta GreenJackets ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SRR president leaving

Savannah River Remediation's Ken Rueter is being replaced by Stuart MacVean, according to a news release from URS-Corporation, a parent company of SRR.
By Meg Mirshak

Senate panel backs MOX funding

The U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee approved $400 million for the MOX facility, or $204 million more than proposed to shut down the program.
By Meg Mirshak

Girl Scout camp needs donations

Camp Tanglewood, off Columbia Road, fell behind on maintenance work following February's ice storm. The staff is stuggling to get the site in the best shape for summer campers.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, June 16, 2014

South Carolina threatens fines for SRS delays

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said it could fine the federal government $193 million for missing deadlines to clean nuclear waste tanks.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sales tax funding helps upkeep of roadside maintenance

Since 2013, Augusta-Richmond County has spent $572,472 from transportation tax discretionary funds to keep roadsides, retention ponds, medians and drainage easements tidy.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Georgia Regents files certificate to build hospital

Georgia Regents Medical Center filed the required certificate of need to build a $195 million teaching hospital in Grovetown.
By Meg Mirshak

Deputy manager named for SRS

Terry Spears served as acting deputy before his appointment to deputy manager Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak

Fort gates open extended hours

Fort Gordon's security gates will be open extended hours on weekdays beginning Monday.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Congress backs MOX construction

U.S. House appropriators on Tuesday approved $345 million for the MOX plant, specifying the funds had to be used for construction activity and not to place the multi-billion dollar plutonium ...
By Meg Mirshak

MOX contractor donates $57,000

Shaw Areva MOX Services donated more than $57,000 to Children's Place, Inc. in Aiken.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Civilians get taste of Army life

On Tuesday, eight Augusta professionals got a taste of overseas deployment during the first of a two-day "Augusta in Army Boots" exercise. 
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, June 9, 2014

Waste tank closures pushed back

Reduced federal funding has further pushed back the timeline to clean, process and close Savannah River Site's aging, high-level nuclear waste storage tanks, according to a revised, liquid waste ...
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Season brings gator sightings

Alligator sightings generally increase from mid-April to May when the large reptiles are on the move searching for mates, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
By Meg Mirshak

Top headlines

Goodale House owner gets 60-day extension before trial

Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen gave the Goodale House's owner, Wes Sims, 60 days to begin restorations on the 215-year-old Federal-style building Tuesday, nine months after the ...