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Augusta fire battalion chief placed on administrative leave during investigation

...the fire department. The company secures homes by boarding windows and doors after they are damaged in a fire.Acting Fire Chief Mike Rogers and Deputy City Administrator Bill Shanahan are also looking into allegations Tommy Willis is using his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-06/augusta-fire-battalion-c
Augusta fire chief stepping down, administrator says

...concerned Monday that city officials would not address issues of "leadership" that extend beyond the chief, including Acting Fire Chief Mike Rogers.Rogers added Monday that the chief never gave his brother permission to run 1-800-BoardUp."To...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-10/augusta-fire-chief-stepp
Augusta investigating fire department for pornography use, city vehicle misuse

...broken protocols appear to have resulted in a firefighter being left alone in a burning house and injured.Named acting fire chief Tuesday, Chris James has taken action on at least one of the issues.The department has adopted a new policy regarding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-13/augusta-investigating-fi
Acting Augusta fire chief takes on department fraught with issues

Taking hold of a department fraught with problems, acting Fire Chief Chris James says the department has issues that must be addressed but believes none will affect the city's fire protection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-16/acting-augusta-fire-chie
Press conference will discuss fire department probe

...Fire Department. The conference will take place at City Administrator Fred Russell's office at 530 Greene St. Acting Fire Chief Chris James said officials will discuss findings into a battalion chief's 1-800 Board Up side business, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-10-19/press-conference-will-discuss
Augusta assistant fire chief placed on paid leave for porn

...decide how to discipline him for using a city computer to send and receive pornography, officials said Thursday.Acting Fire Chief Chris James said that in the next three days, the human resources, fire and administrative departments will look...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-20/augusta-assistant-fire-c
Augusta Commission fails to reach consensus on budget shortfall

...restructured the fire department.After the workshop, Dep uty City Administrator Bill Shanahan described efforts he and Acting Fire Chief Chris James are making toward restructuring the department.Without decreasing the level of fire protection, Shan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-31/augusta-commission-fails
Augusta narrowing options for new fire chief

...four until the city invites finalists to Augusta for interviews.One of the four wouldn't have to travel far. Acting Fire Chief Chris James confirmed that he remains in the running for the job.James has said it's been an uphill struggle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-12-14/augusta-narrowing-option
Columnist blasted in defense of Augusta commissioner

...Randy Oliver leaving, ... he was looking before both commissioners were sworn in. As for the "unqualified" acting fire chief, where was Mr. Kent when then-Chief Ronnie Few made him assistant? If he is unqualified now, he was unqualified...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/29/op_303104.shtml
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Kent: Gang of Six is ruining Augusta government

...majority, they've insulted and driven away a competent city administrator. They voted to appoint an unqualified acting fire chief. They've presided over a city financial department in shambles. And now they oust a first-rate attorney - with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/22/op_301656.shtml
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