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Nuclear Site Plans Emergency Drill

Officials at the Savannah River Site near Augusta are working on a facility-wide emergency drill. The goal is to gauge how effectively workers can respond during a natural disaster.

Upping Augusta's 'Cool Factor'

GHSU President Ricardo Azziz wants his university to have a major impact on Augusta’s economy by 2020. To do that, he says, the school needs to add 100 research positions.

Costs Rising For Fuel At Nuclear Site

A congressional committee is expressing concern over rising costs and potential delays at the U.S. Energy Department's mixed oxide fuel project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

Jobless Rate Holds At 9.8 Percent

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 9.8 percent last month, and there was a slight increase in payroll jobs.

Textile Plant Sued Over Fish Kill

People living along the Ogeechee River are suing a southeast Georgia fabric plant. They're blaming the company for causing the deaths of more than 33,000 fish last month.

Survey: GA Agriculture Needs Workers

A Georgia Department of Agriculture survey has revealed a shortage in farm labor. But the question is, why aren't those jobs filled? The farmers surveyed report a need for 11,000 workers this year. That’s despite a state unemployment rate of 9.9 percent.

Nuclear Reactor Gets Redesign

Westinghouse Electric Co. has submitted revisions to the proposed design of a new nuclear reactor after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission raised concerns last month.

Federal Cuts Could Impact Augusta Economy

The Brookings Institute has listed Augusta as one of the most economically stable cities in the country for nearly two years.

Wendy’s Parts With Arby’s

The Atlanta-based Wendy’s/Arby’s Group announced Monday it is selling its Arby’s section to an Atlanta-based private equity firm, Roark Capital Group. Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is one of the largest fast food sandwich chains in the country.

Music Hall's Final Weekend Draws Crowds

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame drew some of its biggest crowds of the year during its final weekend.