Body of Augusta man found in canal

...Mark Anthony Ellison, of Augusta. He was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. and was retrieved from the water by the Augusta Fire Department just before 1 p.m.It appears that the body had been in the canal for several days, Bowen said, but...

Low turnout expected for SPLOST referendum, other area elections Tuesday

...six years. Nearly a quarter will buy vehicles, equipment and facilities for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Augusta Fire Department and Richmond County Marshal.If it fails, collections will cease when the tax expires March 31. The government...

New department, positions in Augusta budget proposal

...according to an overhead presentation. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office remains constant at 749 positions and Augusta Fire Department grows from 346 to 368 personnel.Forty-one positions are listed under the city's new stormwater fee...

Pastor found dead after fire at former church

...said, but an autopsy will be conducted.The cause of the fire, reported just before noon, wasn't yet known, said Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin. It took about 30 minutes to put out, she said.

Putting out a fire

If found guilty, Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard could serve...at clubs he oversaw through the Augusta Fire Department's Fire Prevention...arraignment and bond consideration.Augusta Fire Chief Chris James said last week...

Search for new 911 director could begin soon

...experience. Plaster has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and more than 16 years of experience in 911 call centers.Augusta Fire Chief Chris James said the position is "crucial to the overall success of everyone involved in saving lives. "The...

Indicted Augusta fire marshal challenging city's termination

Indicted Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard wants a review of his termination.City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson confirmed Wednesday that Beard...

Augusta, Fort Gordon firefighters get training in vehicle extrication

...that was upside-down, and create a third door in a two-door vehicle. "You always learn something new," said Augusta Fire Department Capt. Mel La Pan, who has taken the course at least five times in 28 years.Only halfway through training...

Kerosene heater found at site of deadly fire

...pastor Ernest Rhodes Sr., 82, was killed in the blaze, according to Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.Dee Griffin, Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman, said the door to the church was open and the kerosene heater was at its entrance."We're...

Augusta fire stations to offer candy on Halloween

The Augusta Fire Department is providing safe places for trick-or-treaters to get candy and meet firefighters. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday...