FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Veterans may soon have easier access to government-paid health care under a bill President Obama signed into law Thursday, the government’s most sweeping response to date to a public uproar over systemwide problems that have rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the management and operations contractor at Savannah River Site, has joined a partnership at Augusta Technical College for nuclear education.
Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear have supported the Nuclear Engineering Technology program since it was developed in 2008, according to a news release. SRNS will collaborate on curriculum and program requirements, support marketing and outreach efforts and participate in advisory councils.
Augusta’s deployment of six goats to maintain vegetation at an area detention pond is on hold until Monday while the goats undergo veterinary care and the city builds a second shelter for them at the pilot site.
“We never intended to leave them out through the weekend, so it just didn’t make sense to get them out there this afternoon, only to bring them back tomorrow,” Interim Deputy Administrator Steve Cassell said Thursday.
EATONTON, Ga. -- In the days and weeks since early May when his elderly parents were killed, Keith Dermond has been as puzzled as anyone else.
Russell and Shirley Dermond had been married 62 years. Both in their late 80s, they fell prey to unspeakable violence -- savagery as the Putnam County sheriff has called it -- and whoever inflicted it seems to have left nary a trace.
IRMO, S.C. — A new law means drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina are more likely to get hit in the wallet.
The law allows law enforcement to write traffic tickets after reviewing video captured by cameras installed on school buses. Previously, an officer had to personally witness the illegal passing to prosecute — unless injuries resulted and boosted the charge to a felony.