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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

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Plant Vogtle on track after schedule revised

Georgia Power Co. reported Fri­day that Plant Vogtle's expansion is progressing as planned after the Waynesboro, Ga., facility's budget and schedule were revised earlier this year to reflect ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Ex-energy secretary backs MOX project

Federal lawmakers should work with the U.S. Energy Department to restructure the mixed-oxide fuel project at Sa­vannah River Site, a former energy secretary recently told the Senate's top ...
By Wesley Brown

SRNS donates $10,000 for Aiken County's 100th Habitat for Humanity house

The donation marks the third Habitat house co-sponsored by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, which has previously provided financial support for homes in Aiken County built in 2010 and 2011.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Students begin dual-enrollment under new state program

Unlike in years past, state law now allows high school freshmen and sophomores to enroll in more than 125 college courses at Augusta Tech - with most expenses paid by the Georgia Student Finance ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Army cyber general proposes mission to fight global hacks

Speaking at TechNet Augusta's third annual military conference, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon laid the groundwork for a new Army that's concentrated on stopping "hybrid warfare."
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Broadband companies slow parkway work

A delay in relocating utilities, particularly by Internet providers Com­cast and WOW!, has caused the expansion of River Watch Parkway to fall six months behind schedule.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

State flag avoids controversy

Dr. Daniel Franklin can't get past the absence of Georgia's state flag from the national controversy surrounding Confederate symbols.
By Wesley Brown
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