Augusta Fire Department chief submits salary proposal to public safety committee

The Augusta Fire Depart ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county's public safety committee Monday.According to a slideshow attached to Monday's agenda, the department has...

Augusta Commission set to approve $9 million tax increase

...nobody wants to raise taxes, but nobody wants to see a decrease in services."Finance Director Donna Williams and Interim Administrator Tameka Allen discussed their recommendation for the increase at length during the commission's June 27 retreat. Included...

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver foiled again

...city manager Oscar Rodriguez for city administrator based on assurances from eight commissioners...said commissioners won't hire an administrator until Mayor-elect Hardie Davis and...conduct a nationwide search for a new administrator in December, the day they fired administrator...

Augusta Commission calls off search for administrator after failure to reach consensus on finalists

...two interim city administrators after commission...requirements of an administrator we want and then...we would have an administrator. But they couldn't...county manager or city administrator is supposed to do...under the two interim administrators."The word is out...

Augusta might be close to naming city administrator

...has been held on an interim basis since January by Deputy Administrator Tameka Allen. Allen did not apply for the job.The finalists...newly elected Macon-Bibb mayor brought on the former Macon administrator to head the consolidated government.Layson, a former...

Augusta Commission searches for consensus on candidates for city administrator

...the names of three finalists for city administrator, but it remains to be seen how soon...doubted the commission will vote on an administrator the day after an election. Johnson...consensus."Should Augusta not hire an administrator before the end of the year, that's...

Adoption coordinator could be hired at Augusta Animal Services as rescues begin removing animals

...volunteer outreach, grant writing, and networking with rescue groups, foster homes and interested families.Interim Administrator Tam eka Allen said she believes money is available in the budget, and if the commission approves the position, the coordinator...

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to visit Savannah River Site

...Research Center.S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and National Nuclear Security Administration administrator Frank Klotz also are scheduled to visit the Department of Energy site.

Two GRU officials step down in uninvolved cases

...matter of timing. In the four years he has served as an administrator, Hamrick has installed new leadership in nearly all of...permanent replacement. Asked if he wanted to continue as an administrator, Hamrick said flatly, "No. It's been a great experience...

Rants & Raves

...have an opportunity to choose the person who will guide our county forward and to improvement. Please consider each of the administrator candidates impartially as a business owner would ? not using the "old boy" or "who you know" system that the commission...