'Do not swim' order remains in effect for Savannah River

...Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said swimming would not be allowed at least until tests conducted by the Augusta Utilities Department were returned.Griffin said Savannah Riverkeeper also told the department it would wait for the results...

'Do not swim' order lifted for Savannah River

...testing to come back," Bonitatibus said Wednesday.She estimates test results could take several more days.The Augusta Utilities Department conducted in-house tests used to detect fecal coliform, which is an indicator bacteria for animal and...

'Do not swim' ban could be lifted Tuesday

...to assist the investigation in an "advisory capacity" only, said communications director Kevin Chambers.The Augusta Utilities Department also collected samples for testing, Griffin said."It has largely flushed through now; we're just...

Augusta Commission, Utilities reach $290,000 settlement with contractor Pittman Construction

The Augusta Commission agreed Monday to pay $290,000 to settle a claim that Augusta Utilities caused a delay in the ongoing widening of Bobby Jones Expressway near Deans Bridge Road.Utility Director Tom Wiedmeier said contractor...

Augusta Commission set to approve $9 million tax increase

...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

Pardon our Mess: Old library

...Georgia headquarters library WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Utilities is renovating the city-owned building; Augusta...saplings remained.Tom Wiedmeier, the director of Augusta Utilities, said he expects the area to improve when the department...

Rebranded charter school opens its doors

...classes to gain a high school diploma at their own pace.The center, located on the second floor of the City of Augusta Utilities Department Building on Bay Street, is a tuition?free, online charter school that hosts a computer lab, a teacher...

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:RANT FOR AUGUSTA Utilities Department. I have never had a late bill in my life except for the water works. I get the bill one day and it's late the next...

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: RAVE FOR THE AUGUSTA Utilities Department for retrieving my grandson's cellphone that he dropped into the storm drain in front of my house. On the morning...

Construction company to blast at Thurmond Lake

...officials said.Blair Construction will begin drilling and blasting Monday as part of a sewer line project for Augusta Utilities, Columbia County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker said. The noise should only last for a few days.