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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MOX funding caught up in LGBT rights fight

The funding for the mixed-oxide fuel plant at Savannah River Site remains up in the air this week while Congress is on its Memorial Day recess and House leaders devise a plan for avoiding the ...
By Walter C. Jones

Departing leader will stay involved

After a full Army career and 15 years as community cheerleader, Thom Tuckey is finally ready to retire - sort of. "I'll still be directly engaged," the first executive director of the CSRA ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 30, 2016

Explaining nuclear field part of work for employee

For many folks, the face and voice of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 is Joel Leopard, a cheerful, outgoing man with a quick smile and a ready answer to almost any question, no matter how obscure.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Boosters for fort tackle future

A new name, new leader and new mission are all part of the changes at the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon.
By Walter C. Jones

Nuclear safety group points to new report

A recently released National Academy of Sciences report has raised fresh concerns about how a natural disaster would affect facilities that store spent nuclear fuel.
By Walter C. Jones

Report ranks Georgia below average for military retirement

The ranking was conducted by WalletHub, a website offering consumer research, advice and services.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, May 27, 2016

Defense bill would boost AU program

Augusta University administrators are waiting for Congress to pass the defense authorization bill because it contains an amendment that lets the school extend its cybersecurity program to ROTC.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Feds seek delay in MOX suit hearing

Lawyers for the U.S. Depart­ment of Energy filed more arguments Wednesday for why a federal judge should delay a June 30 hearing on South Carolina's lawsuit over delayed removal of nuclear ...
By Walter C. Jones

Forecast: Augusta jobs to grow 1.5 percent

The quarterly outlook by the Georgia State University Economic Forecasting Center calls for the area's growth to lag the state's 2.7 percent this year.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Incumbent Smith defeated, while Newton and Howard enjoy wins

Incumbent state representative Earnest Smith was upset by challenger Sheila Clark Nelson while Wayne Howard survived his challenge in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the Georgia House of ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Anderson, Grzybowski to meet in runoff

Lee Anderson took first place in voting Tuesday for the Republican nomination to an open state Senate seat, forcing him into a runoff with second-place finisher Greg Grzybowski.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 23, 2016

SRS, UGA deal boosts 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
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