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Friday, March 25, 2016

Officials tout success of Evans Towne Center Park

The $10 million Evans Towne Center Park has attracted more than 60 well-known artists and convinced some of the Augusta area's better-known festivals to hop county and state lines in favor of ...
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, March 24, 2016

911 call led to Fort Gordon lockdown

Fort Gordon was locked down for about an hour Thursday when someone mistook a training exercise for an attack by armed gunmen and called outside authorities.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Officials admit no evacuation plan in place for Marshall Square

An official for the parent company of the Marshall Square Retirement Resort admitted in a deposition in that there were no evacution plans in place at the complex before a fatal June 2 fire.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tax program fuels much of roadwork

According to the state, there are at least seven road projects totaling nearly $100 million underway or nearing completion in Columbia County. 
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, March 17, 2016

NNSA official says negotiations, legal issues remain should MOX close

National Nuclear Security Administration undersecretary Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz on Wednesday said despite plans to close SRS' mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility, current statutory permissions ...
By Travis Highfield

Marshall Square fire ruled accidental

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens on Thursday said a fire that gutted the Marshall Square retirement community in June was determined to be accidental.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Officials insist change in walls at Vogtle safe

Those who live in the vicinity of Plant Vogtle say changes in the thickness in concrete containment walls at two new reactor sites increase the potential for soil and water contamination, but ...
By Travis Highfield

Aiken officers won't be charged in man's shooting

The investigation into the fatal shooting of an Aiken man involving sheriff's deputies closed without charges against the officers, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, March 14, 2016

New AU public safety chief discusses experience, vision

James C. Lyon Jr. boasts more than two decades of law enforcement experience, with 11 years at his previous gig as the chief at Northeastern Illinois University near Chicago.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2009 homicide remains unsolved

More than six years ago, the body of a 53-year-old woman was found near the banks of the Savannah River off Prep Phillip Drive. Her death still puzzles investigators.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Augusta-area Red Cross worker brings services to Kuwait

Rena Forcum, regional station manager for the American Red Cross at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, is currently serving a 6-month deployment to Kuwait, where she is providng emergency ...
By Travis Highfield

Alternative to MOX called risky

A report prepared this month for the MOX Services Board of Gover­nors suggests that mothballing the multibillion-dollar mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site in favor of ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, March 11, 2016

Vogtle project accomplishes new milestone

Georgia Power announced this week that more than 1,800 cubic yards of concrete were poured to fill the walls of a 2.2 million pound module at one of the construction sites for Plant Vogtle's two ...
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Savannah River Remediation program aids veterans in transition

The Veterans Cooperative Program at Savannah River Remediation aims to pair college students with potential careers at SRS.
By Travis Highfield

Swiss nuclear waste arrives at SRS

The National Nuclear Security Administration this month announced that Switzerland is now free of all separated plutonium, partly because of a shipment of about 20 kilograms that arrived at ...
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Benning to Gordon relay begins Thursday

Seven Millen, Ga., men on Thursday will start the 250-mile journey from Fort Benning to Fort Gordon in support of the post's Fisher House and Warrior Transition Battalion.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, March 7, 2016

Second Augusta brewery welcomes new equipment

Through Tuesday, seven tractor-trailers are expected to arrive from British Columbia carrying equipment to Savannah River Brewing Co.'s home on Fifth Street.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hearing set on Vogtle change

A three-judge panel will hear arguments this month on a petition regarding a change in thickness in concrete containment walls for Plant Vogtle's two new nuclear reactors.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Richmond Academy honors graduates killed in Vietnam War

Frank Ahouse drove 200 miles to touch the bronze plaque that bore the name of his younger brother and those of 12 other Academy of Richmond County graduates who lost their lives while fighting in ...
By Travis Highfield

Davidson student wins regional spelling bee

After 30 rounds and more than 130 words, it was contestant No. 11, Lauren Walker, who walked away from Saturday's Scripps Regional Spelling Bee a champion.
By Travis Highfield
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River Watch construction completion moved back
The project, which extends from River Shoals Parkway to 15th Street, was originally scheduled to be finished by July 31, but the completion date has since been moved to the end of September,