Augusta Commission set to approve $9 million tax increase

...for spending special purpose, local option sales tax 6 funds? A presentation from IFS Securities on minority inclusion in Augusta Utilities' upcoming bond refinancing? A salary adjustment and retention program for Augusta Fire Department

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...

Dee Griffin hired as Augusta Fire Department's public information officer

...a background in TV news is becoming the new voice of Augusta Fire Department.New fire safety educator and public information...the public better informed about the good work done by Augusta Fire Department that sometimes gets overlooked, such as...

Augusta cooling centers open to fan incoming heat spell

...Wednesday, officials are urging people to stay indoors, drink water regularly and wear loose-fitting clothing.Augusta Fire Chief Chris James said his department has yet to see a noticeable increase in dehydration calls, but Georgia Regents...

City Ink: Russell made scapegoat in Marble Palace mess

...up campaign signs. Honestly, my life is really good right now."CONDOLENCES: Helen Maddox, the wife of former Augusta Fire Chief Bill Maddox for 67 years, died last week. At the visitation, Maddox tripped over a rug and broke his hip and...

FEMA: Augusta broke federal regulations in ice storm cleanup contracts

...have prepositioned contracts in place the next time a disaster creates significant debris, according to Cassell and Augusta Fire Chief Chris James.As a fire chief since 2012 who has doubled as emergency management agency director, a position...

North Augusta man lighting grill sets fire, destroys home

...few steps outside of his house when he noticed something a bit odd."I walked around the corner and the entire North Augusta fire department was there," he said. "The flames were pretty tall. Not taller than the trees, but huge."As firefighters...

Bert Thomas

...and fellowship of the Ambassadors Bridge Club for many years. Bert was a charter member and a chairman of the East Augusta Fire Department. He was affectionately known as "Daddy Bert" to the teens of the Augusta Chapter of Jack & Jill of America...

Changes to Augusta 911 dispatch protocol could speed response times

...units to their locations.The protocols were created with the help of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the Augusta Fire Department to address Augusta's unique needs."The biggest impact is the ability to rapidly get the information...

Rants & Raves

...poor dog should be taken away immediately, if the owner doesn't do something about it! THIS IS A HUGE RAVE to the Augusta Fire Department! They saved our business from burning last Saturday night. They were very prompt, professional and considerate...