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Friday, March 4, 2016

Students sleep in cardboard creations to benefit homeless

Cardboard City, a makeshift collection of cardboard huts spread across the lawn of First Baptist Church of Augusta, was created to raise awareness about the plight of the homeless and to ...
By Travis Highfield

'Ferguson effect' not seen in national study, local crime

A recent study exploring the theory that the "Ferguson effect" - heavy social media coverage after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. - caused a ...
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Obama budget boost for SRS

President Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget should signal to area residents that Savannah River Site's importance hasn't gone unnoticed, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Lawman seeks input on POST requisites

The Augusta area once again has a voice on the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council in recent appointee Steve Smith, and he wants residents to take advantage of it.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New program will harvest material from aging nuclear assemblies

A new National Nuclear Security Administration program at Savannah River National Laboratory aims to recover material from nuclear assemblies at the South Carolina site for future use.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Thursday forum to discuss future of SRS

The Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization on Thursday will host local Energy Department officials in a two-hour discussion on plans and future funding for the South Carolina nuclear site.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

SRS out of running to get waste shipment

A federal document shows that Sa­van­nah River Site, often considered for the treatment and disposal of nuclear waste, will likely get passed over as one of the destinations for about ...
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Augusta water system protected from Flint-like problems

Officials say Augusta is generally well protected from the issues that plague Flint, Mich., and other systems nationwide. Why? We have a cleaner water source and a proven treatment process.
By Travis Highfield

SRS facility resumes process to create nuclear fuel

The Department of Energy this week announced that Savannah River Site's H-Canyon resumed a "key step" in the facility's process to make commercial nuclear fuel.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Augusta University students discuss campus carry

Following the passage of Georgia House Bill 859, two Augusta University students say they fear extending concealed carry rights would change campus culture. Others disagree.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

New Vogtle report sent to regulators

The report includes $160 million in investments made in the final six months of 2015 toward the completion of two reactors at Plant Vogtle, according to Georgia Power.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Returning soldiers get welcome in Augusta

Twelve soldiers from the 35th Signal Brigade were welcomed home Thursday after a deployment in which they supported U.S. troops training Iraqi forces.
By Travis Highfield

Vogtle workers look to inspire new crop of women engineers

A local contingent of Women in Engineering traveled from Plant Vogtle to share a lunch with an all-girl crowd in celebration of Engineers Week, hoping to reach out to a demographic severely ...
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Regulators give OK to update on expansion

A recent Georgia Power report shows that the Georgia Public Service Commission has approved $148 million in costs toward its construction of two nuclear reactors.
By Travis Highfield

2 arrested in North Augusta robbery

Two men accused of robbing a North Augusta convenience store in January were arrested last week, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Service dog offers calm, courage

There are still some nights when Deb­­ra Wylds' mind wanders back to her three tours in Afghanistan. She will toss and turn until, suddenly, something jolts her awake. It's Jet, her ...
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Mysteries surround 2011 fatal shooting

In 2011, a Lancaster, S.C., man was found suffering from a gunshot wound near South Caro­li­na Highway 19 North in Aiken Coun­ty, yet no one knows how he got there.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Augusta brewery completes state licensing process

Riverwatch Brewery recieved its state license this week, allowing Augusta's first brewery in a century to focus on opening. It won't have a monopoly on the area for long with a second brewery in ...
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Rubio talks eminent domain, MOX during Aiken stop

In a town hall meeting in Aiken Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio touched on two issues relevant to local issues: eminent domain and the MOX project.
By Travis Highfield

Bush, Carson make final pitch to area

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson took part in Tuesday's Last Word in the South presidential forum at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, ...
By Travis Highfield
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