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Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Minimal construction contractor enforcement in Columbia County

Records show enforcement of Columbia County's construction industry appears to be nonexistent, but local officials said they plan to announce a new effort this week.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

House approves one-year extension for MOX

The legislation, which passed in a 270-to-156 vote, authorizes the U.S. Energy Department to spend $345 million in fiscal year 2016 to "carry out construction and project support activities."
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

House bill provides mixed funding for another year

The spending bill - authored by the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities - has yet to be passed by the Senate, but would likely make it harder for the Obama ...
By Wesley Brown

Augusta's League of Women Voters revived

With the election season gearing up, a group of community volunteers has revived Augusta's disbanded League of Women Voters to encourage informed and active participation in local, state and ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Allen ready for new, post-Boehner chapter

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen would not comment directly on whom he will support to replace John Boehner, but congressional voting records suggest it might be House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Veterans find VA 'choice' program has delays

In the 10 months since the VA's "choice" program started, advocacy groups have said that a lack of consistent guidelines and effective management has left thousands of veterans frustrated and ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Aiken horses help veterans heal

Saratoga WarHorse, a nonprofit foundation based in New York, assists veterans nationwide suffering from psychological disorders by connecting them to abused and neglected race horses.
By Wesley Brown

Latest tank, generator deliveries arrive at Plant Vogtle

Georgia Power announced this week that the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Ga., has received its most recent international delivery - the two core make-up tanks for Unit 4.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

State's new technical college chief tours Augusta facility

On the job since January, the new commissioner of Georgia’s Technical College System visited Augusta for the first time Wednesday to ensure local students have the resources they need.
By Wesley Brown

Grouting complete for closure of seventh SRS waste tank

The final pouring of grout into Tank 16 at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site was completed Tuesday, ahead of schedule.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Possible SRS shutdown prompts funding alternatives

Jack Craig told SRS's Citizens Advisory Board that SRS is developing several "planning scenarios" for the upcoming fiscal year if Congress does not pass a federal budget in the next 10 days.
By Wesley Brown

Gunpowder residue on bills triggered SRS lockdown

A U.S. Engery Department spokeman said investigators determined that before a Coca-Cola delivery truck arrived at SRS on Aug. 17, it made a stop at a gun manufacturer in Jackson to refill and cash ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Contractor at SRS will stay in downtown Aiken offices

The international corporation that manages Savannah River Site's liquid waste contract signed a new lease Monday to remain in downtown Aiken and bring an additional 15 workers to its central ...
By Wesley Brown

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
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