October 2016

CIA Director John Bren­nan said Augusta is doing it right when it comes to supporting cybersecurity. “I think this community represents the marriage of the private and public sector,” Brennan told media members Thursday after his keynote address on Day 2 of the Cyber Georgia conference at Augusta University. “We have Fort Gordon … and Augusta University, which is really determined to...

Augusta Convention & Visitors Burea (CVB) Launches Fall/Winter Issue of The New Augustan Magazine The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has released the Fall/Winter issue of The New Augustan magazine. Originally planned as an annual publication, The New Augustan will now be published twice a year, with Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer issues. Says Barry White, President and CEO of the Augusta CVB,...

Augusta cancer therapy trial draws children from across nation Melanie Davis “never, never” thought she would leave her home in Virginia to seek medical care in Augusta for her daughter with a recurring brain tumor. But a clinical trial at the Georgia Cancer Center at Au­gusta University featuring a homegrown discovery is not only the best option for her daughter at this...

It isn’t the metro area’s largest construction project – it may not even be in the top five. But the extensive renovation of the old cotton storage building at the historic Sibley Mill complex is arguably the most interesting. In about four months, workers will have converted the 19th century warehouse into class A office space for Augusta-based IT firm EDTS and...

Augusta University is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for residence halls on the Health Sciences campus. President Brooks Keel will officially dedicate Oak and Elm Halls from 1 to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Oak Hall, according to a news release. Oak Hall, the undergraduate residence, is composed primarily of two-bedroom suites with a student in each room and two-bedroom suites...

TechNet Augusta Military Trade Show Returns. The biggest names in military communications and electronic warfare will be rubbing shoulders downtown this week for TechNet Augusta 2016. The fourth annual trade show at the Augusta Marriott at the Con­ven­tion Center has exceeded the exhibit hall’s floor space, requiring organizers to put up outdoor exhibits in the surface parking lot at 10th and Reynolds...

Throughout the 1800s, Augusta-Richmond County’s location on the Savannah River made it a prime spot for industrial development and a jumping off point for moving goods throughout this region of the state. Now economic development is coming along a different route – fiber optic cables that connect a wide array of companies and government agencies to the Internet. While still...

Jarrett Davis looks like any other college student loading up plastic storage bins onto a hand truck to haul them into his new dorm room at Augusta University. But the place where the first-year student at the Medical College of Georgia will now lay his head is much different than the residences he might have found in previous years. Graduate students...

The draining of the Augusta Canal is allowing two downtown bridges to be restored. Work has already begun on the Archibald W. Butt Memorial Bridge on 15th Street and the Broad Street bridge over the Augusta Canal. Although both are structurally sound, traffic engineers said it will allow for some rehabilitation. Crews started Monday injecting a waterproofing material into the cracks in...

After more than three years of preparation for its recent survey, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has received a full eight-year accreditation from its accrediting body, Dean Peter Buckley said today. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency...