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Past articles by Walter:

Nearly 1,000 Georgia librarians prepare to renew state licenses

The six-member State Board for the Certification of Librarians is gearing up to review the two-year renewal of the state’s 978 licensed librarians. → Read More

Augusta senator to be honored by gay rights group

ATLANTA - State Sen. Harold Jones will be honored Saturday in Atlanta by a gay rights group for his efforts to block the so-called religious liberty bill in the Georgia Legislature. → Read More

SRS study shows fish mercury levels no higher than other SC waters

The level of mercury found in largemouth bass near the Savannah River Site is less than that in other South Carolina rivers of the same region, according to a new study by the Savannah River National Laboratory. → Read More

Plant Vogtle construction reaches milestones

Executives at Georgia Power Co. are celebrating the achievement of some milestones in the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle: the final vertical level and the delivery of the final coolant pump. → Read More

Objections raised to German waste at Savannah River Site

The Palmetto State is suing the DOE for missing a deadline in federal law to process nuclear material generated by SRS itself, and the state opposes storing additional material at the site. → Read More

Reuse of Savannah River Site surplus wins national recognition

A program to reuse or dispose of surplus equipment at the Savannah River Site has won its first national recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy for its environmental benefits as well as taxpayer savings. → Read More

Vogtle was rejected for additional reactor

ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle, where two reactors operate and two more are under construction, was rejected as the site for an additional reactor to minimize concentration concerns, Georgia Power executives testified Wednesday. → Read More

Executives say Plant Vogtle construction should speed up

ATLANTA - The construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle is 31.7 percent complete, Georgia Power executives testified Tues­day, but they said the remaining work will go faster and won't break the revised budget. → Read More

Plant Vogtle employee gets in 'on the ground floor'

Thomson native Adam Wilcher left one nuclear plant to work at another, but only partly because it's closer to home. → Read More

Office space needs of defense contractors expected to grow but questions remain

The development of the Augusta area as a hub of cybersecurity is expected to bring defense contractors and their jobs, but supplying the offices they'll need remains a question for developers and policymakers. → Read More

GOP convention supports religious liberty, campus guns

Georgia Republicans in their state convention Saturday passed eight resolutions, including one expressing displeasure over the failure to enact laws for religious-liberty and guns on college campuses. → Read More

Outreach, unity discussed on as Georgia Republican Convention opens

Only about a tenth of the 3,500 delegates and alternates were present for the first day's speeches in Au­gusta, though many arrived in time for the fundraising dinner where former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke. → Read More

Plans for more nuclear generation hit obstacle

One of the strongest supporters for nuclear power on the Public Service Commission announced Thursday intentions to delay studies for a new reactor for three years. → Read More

State Republican convention to bring thousands to Augusta; Gov. Deal won't attend

Thousands of party activists from across Georgia will spend the weekend in Augusta for the Republican state convention, but Gov. Nathan Deal won't be among them. → Read More

Funding for MOX plant caught in congressional 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 combination of factors that wrecked the legislation last week. → Read More

Explaining nuclear work part of Plant Vogtle employee's job

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. → Read More

Fort Gordon backers get new leader in time of change

Augusta Georgia’s source for News, Entertainment, Sports, Weather, Classifieds, Jobs, Autos, Real Estate and Masters information from The Augusta Chronicle, → Read More

Defense bill would aid Augusta University cybersecurity 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. → Read More

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. → Read More

UGA, SRS close to agreement on program to explain monitoring

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 understandable information about environmental monitoring. → Read More