Stories by Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 23, 2016

Deal by SRS, UGA would give boost to outreach

An agreement is close between Sa­van­nah River Site and the Univer­sity of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory on a program to provide Burke County residents with more ...
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Instructor is putting focus on safety at Plant Vogtle

John Umphlett is the lead instructor for the years-long course to control the generation of nuclear power.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, May 20, 2016

Shift to cyber warfare to bring economic growth, experts say

Shifting national defenses to a cyber-warfare footing means some big changes, but what will be most obvious to Augustans is the increased economic activity, experts say.
By Walter C. Jones

Prepare to dodge summer road work, DOT official says

There will be 470 projects going this summer across the state, especially the maintenance made possible with a nearly $1 billion road-funding package that became law last year.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

House OKs fort construction projects

Three of the projects are related to the installation's heightened role as the Army's center of cybersecurity, and the fourth is for a medical clinic to serve the added personnel.
By Walter C. Jones

NRC notes MOX construction issues

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atlanta-based inspectors noted three issues in the construction of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site.
By Walter C. Jones

Fall in cost of natural gas to aid consumers

ATLANTA - The fuel portion of Georgia Power bills will drop 15 percent following regulators' acknowledgement Tuesday of a decline in the cost of natural gas used in generating energy.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 16, 2016

German apprenticeship program started in Coweta County schools

NEWNAN, Ga. - A German-style apprenticeship program launched Monday in an Atlanta suburb could be duplicated in other cities with a concentration of manufacturing jobs, such as Augusta.
By Walter C. Jones

Time to sign up for deer hunting at SRS

For dedicated hunters, it's never too early to think about deer season, and those who want to bag a big buck at Savannah River Site can sign up now.
By Walter C. Jones

Veterans will assist voters

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has hired 400 military veterans as poll workers.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, May 14, 2016

MOX's future stuck between competing experts

Construction has cost more than $5 billion, and about one-third remains to be built. Completion is estimated to take an additional $3 billion and last until 2022.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Environmental group files objection to Vogtle design change

The dispute is over the wisdom of hydrogen igniters, a safety mechanism the plant's owners want to add.
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia Power customers could see drop in monthly bills

Georgia Power customers are likely to see a $4 to $5 drop in their monthly electric bills based on a request the Public Service Commission's Energy Committee heard Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Expansion of post exchange pays off

The doubling in size of the exchange at Fort Gordon brings new vendors, more name brands and the convenience of one-stop shopping.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Study sees flaws in Obama MOX decision

A new summary of a series of economic analyses is critical of an alternative to the MOX program that the Obama administration favors.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 9, 2016

Army Cyber School conducts first Fort Gordon exercise

The leaders of the U.S. Army Cyber School at Fort Gordon are evaluating the unit's first field exercise and making plans for future ones.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Lawmakers happy with session

ATLANTA - Augusta-area lawmakers didn't have much sponsored legislation signed into law this year, but delegation members say it was a productive year.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, May 6, 2016

Vogtle costs debated by candidates

ATLANTA - Candidates for Georgia's Public Service Commission grappled over the costs of expanding Plant Vogtle during a debate Fri­day and split over whether additional nuclear generation is a ...
By Walter C. Jones

Isakson absent as challengers debate

ATLANTA - Sen. Johnny Isakson was attacked by his Republican and Democratic challengers in debates Friday, but the GOP incumbent wasn't on the stage to defend himself.
By Walter C. Jones

Students visit nuclear site to learn about environment

The SRS Technology En­richment Program brings students and teachers together with scientists on the site from the U.S. Department of Ene­rgy, Savannah River Nu­clear Solutions and the ...
By Walter C. Jones
 
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