The commanding general of the Army Cyber Command said Thursday that over the next five years Augusta will become a “city of innovation and transformation” as thousands of soldiers and civilians flock to the area to develop new software and technology in defense of national security.
Serving as the keynote speaker of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 106th annual meeting, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon described Fort Gordon as a “magical unit” that he believes will pump new energy into the Army’s growing mission of cyber warfare.
The rush to get the Augusta Commission to approve a list of special-purpose, local option sales tax projects to submit to voters May 20 just got a little more hectic.
While commissioner attendance at a series of recent work sessions on SPLOST 7 has been in the single digits, Mayor Deke Copenhaver on Thursday circulated a new package of $187.4 million in projects, asking commissioners to approve it today.
University Hospital will spend nearly $9 million to gut and renovate a floor of the hospital to accommodate its growing orthopedics and spinal surgery practices, officials said.
University’s boards approved spending $8.82 million to completely redo the ninth floor of the hospital and move orthopedics and spinal surgery patients there. The Neuro Intensive Care Unit that had been on that floor will move to a new home on the fifth floor and expand from 10 to 15 beds.