NEW ELLENTON, S.C. — The manager of Savannah River Site said Tuesday that it does not look like the federal facility will have a budget as of Oct. 1, prompting his administration to work on funding alternatives to combat a partial government shutdown.
Jack Craig told SRS’s Citizens Advisory Board during its monthly meeting that SRS is developing several “planning scenarios” to start work at the site for the upcoming fiscal year if Congress does not pass a federal budget in the next 10 days and a partial government shutdown happens.
The wife of a military veteran who went into kidney failure less than two weeks after being prescribed a medication at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has filed a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice.
Janice L. Allen filed the suit in U.S. District Court on Sept. 15 on behalf of her husband, Lional Allen, 51, who died Feb. 4. The lawsuit alleges that the medical treatment Allen received at the VA hospital was subpar. It names as the defendant the U.S. government.
The 22-year-old Beech Island man killed Sunday when the truck in which he was a passenger crashed through a barrier and plunged into the Augusta Canal, died from drowning.
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said Tuesday an autopsy determined that John Jones Jr. died from asphyxia due to drowning. Witnesses said Jones had escaped the vehicle, but appeared to collapse in the water.
A U.S. Department of Energy spokesman said Tuesday that gunpowder residue on dollar bills collected by a Coca-Cola delivery man was responsible for a three-hour lockdown at Savannah River Site last month.
Jim Giusti told SRS’ Citizens Advisory Board that 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 out its machine.
Summer 2015 only needs one word to describe it: Hot.
Wednesday marks the first official day of fall, meaning good-bye to one of the hottest summers on record and hello to transitional temperatures in the 80s.
Temperatures in Augusta from June to August ranked the 14th hottest since 1874, with an average of 81.6 degrees. It’s also the hottest summer since 2011, which ranked the No. 1 hottest summer in Augusta’s history, with an average temperature of 83.7 degrees.