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Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

NRC names resident inspector for Plant Vogtle expansion

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atlanta office has selected Pauline Braxton as a resident inspector for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Some Augusta VA wait times improve, others don't

The average wait time for completed primary-care appointments at the Augusta VA decreased to 6 ½ days in September after climbing to a six-month high of 8.66 days in July.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

VA whistleblower complaint closed

Dr. Raymond Kostromin, was among the first to complain in 2010 about administrators at the Augusta VA failing to schedule 4,580 endoscopy referrals.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Growth management goals yet to be fulfilled

Progress has been slow to establish stronger policies for fostering walkable communities such as Riverwood Plantation, even as the county puts the final touches on Vision 2035, the latest version ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Fort, SRS funds caught in Obama veto

President Obama vetoed a spending bill Thursday that included $90 million to build a new Army Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Gordon and a one-year funding extension for a Savan­nah River ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Cost of electric heat varies across Augusta region

Most Augusta-area residents who heat their homes with electricity can expect utility costs to go down this winter, except in Aiken and Edgefield counties, where prices will increase about 2 ½ ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Golf challenge strengthens competitive spirit of disabled

Gordon Simmons, who was born with cerebral palsey, started to tear up when asked how adaptive golf strengthened his competitive spirit and relationships. "It's been unbelievable," he said.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Fort Gordon contract $104 million over original estimate

The original projected cost of the contract to Akima Fa­cili­ties Management, which ended last year, was $131 million, but it came in at $235.4 million.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Plant Vogtle expansion more than halfway done

WAYNESBORO, Ga. – A Georgia Power executive said Thursday that Plant Vogtle’s expansion is a little more than 50 percent complete for the site’s two new reactors.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Vietnam wall visits Evans

The Moving Wall will open to the public at 6 p.m. Thursday after a ceremony at 337 Belair Road in Evans in front of Platt's Funeral Home.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Georgia revamps food stamp program

DFCS announced Tuesday that it has revamped its business operations to provide "more personalized and timely service" to families seeking economic assistance.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

SRS contractor installs cost-saving pump

Two new commercial mixing pumps have been installed in radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site as part of a cost-saving initiative for the U.S. De­partment of Energy, according to a ...
By Wesley Brown

Record rains not enough to lift drought

The low-pressure rain system that produced record flooding in South Carolina this month was nearly enough to lift all three reservoir lakes in the Upper Savannah River basin from drought conditions.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Savannah River Nature Center project on track

One year after announcing her office planned to transform a former junkyard into a 14-acre nature retreat, the Savannah Riverkeeper says her plans remain on track, possibly even ahead of schedule.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Augusta University gains most Post-9/11 GI Bill students, dollars in 2014

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill at Augusta University increased by 175 students and $3.2 million in 2014.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Senate approves MOX funding, but future remains cloudy

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a one-year funding extension for a Savannah River Site factory that converts weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear reactor fuel.
By Wesley Brown

Senate OKs bill with Army Cyber Command funding

Funding for a new Army Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Gordon now rests in the hands of President Obama.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

4 Olde Town houses targeted for demolition

Rick Keuroglian, the director of City Hope Alliance, the Christian-based nonprofit overseeing a collaborative effort to raze dilapidated properties, said his team is finalizing plans and raising ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Expanded bridge project list draws no bids

A multimillion-dollar construction project received no offers in its second round of bidding.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

SRS internship program opens doors for veterans

Savannah River Remediation has hired veterans through its Veteran Cooperative Program, a new educational opportunity that provides qualifying veterans competitive part-time pay and marketable job ...
By Wesley Brown
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State won't tax Masters rentals
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