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Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Helicopter fly-in delivers students lessons on Army jobs

After struggling to fill their ranks this year on a nationwide level, local Army recruiters teamed up Friday to generate interest in the military among future North Augusta graduates.
By Wesley Brown

Walton Options has long record of helping disabled

Established in September 1994, the agency has grown from a small center on 13th Street to three locations that provide assistive technology and home modification services in 23 Georgia and South ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

SRS partner to speed up waste disposal ahead of inspection

Parsons Government Services is teaming up with Savannah River Site administrators to ensure a critical nuclear waste treatment facility passes federal inspection and is operational by December 2018.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Violation halts some SRS work

The "operational pause" only affects SRS' HB-Line and stems from a Sept. 3 incident in which employees were found to have improperly spaced out plutonium containers.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Columbia County eyes unlicensed contractors

Last month, building inspectors and code enforcement officers randomly visited 16 construction sites to ensure professionals are licensed and operating as permitted under Georgia law.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Interest in cybersecurity boosts Augusta Tech enrollment

Fall enrollment at Augusta Technical College increased 5 percent this year, as school officials say more students are showing interest in Augusta's and Georgia's burgeoning cybersecurity industry, ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Augusta Tech international instructors educate students to compete with the world

Augusta Tech has eight international instructors as part of the school's effort to broaden its educational background and push students to thrive in a job market becoming increasingly diverse and ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

End urged to mixed-oxide plant

More than a dozen prominent former arms negotiators and senior diplomats have written Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to call for ending the MOX program, saying it would save money and work in the ...
By Wesley Brown

Augusta 82nd among safe driving cities

According to Allstate Insurance Company's 11th annual "America's Best Drivers Report," Augusta moved up 10 spots from its ranking last year to 82nd-safest among the 200 largest cities in the U.S.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Wilson threatens lawsuit over MOX

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson sent a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Sept. 4 urging him and his staff to preserve the MOX program at SRS and take affirmative steps to ensure ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Thurmond Lake enters drought status despite August rain

Above-average rainfall last month provided all three reservoir lakes in the Upper Savannah River basin a much-needed boost, but it was not enough to keep each from slipping into drought ...
By Wesley Brown

Allen's staffers to hold office hours in Columbia County

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen said he made stops in each of the district's 19 counties to talk to constituents and provide updates on the roughly 500 votes he made so far in his first term.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Program to honor Vietnam veterans progressing slowly

Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled the Vietnam War Cer­tif­icate of Honor program in March to recognize all Georgia veterans who served in Vietnam, but state records show only about 4,100 ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Isakson says U.S. 'on point' in cybersecurity

During a tour of Fort Gordon, Sen. Johnny Isakson said he was confident that the Army Cyber Command and related missions remain "on point" in intercepting international hacking operations that ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

'VA is Lying' campaigner aids Waynesboro veteran

Ron Nesler said part of the inspiration behind the Augusta billboard was the VA's treatment of James "Randy" McChes­ney, a disabled Viet­nam veteran who lives in Waynesboro, Ga.
By Wesley Brown

Contractor agrees to federal settlement

A contractor at Savannah River Site has agreed to pay a $3.8 million fine to settle allegations that it "knowingly mischarged" the U.S. Department of Energy for ineligible or inflated employee ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Allen calls for hostage return before Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen agreed with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that the White House should negotiate the release of four American prisoners before entering an ...
By Wesley Brown

Butt Memorial Bridge bid scrapped to redesign project

The city's decision to start fresh doesn't halt the rebuilding plan, but is expected to add another delay to a project already running nine months behind schedule after only one contractor - JHC ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

SC lawmakers want MOX study documents

Members of South Carolina's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Department of Energy to turn over all notes related to an independent cost analysis of Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Many area charities operating with deficit

According to the latest data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, nearly 40 percent of the 514 nonprofit organizations in Au­gus­ta's seven-county metropolitan region ...
By Wesley Brown
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BRANCHVILLE, S.C. - Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates ...
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