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Goats still munching after one year of pilot program

...batch of goats have been released and have cleared eight detention ponds since August 2014, Environmental Health County Manager Randy Wishard said. Currently, 14 goats are located at a detention pond off of Sanderling Drive and another six...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-12/goats-still-munching-aft
Palmetto Pipeline surveys continue despite state denial of project

...revoked permission is Chatham County. An open records request by the Savannah Morning News revealed that Assistant County Manager Michael Kaigler gave the company verbal permission to survey the county's 641-acre Blue Sky Preserve on the Ogeechee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-14/pipeline-surveys-continue-de
Opinions mixed on Augusta mosquito season

...longer or go deeper in the ground."I think it's an old wives' tale," said Randy Wishard, environmental health county manager.Rain has the most effect on mosquitoes, with most emerging five to seven days after a heavy rain.Wishard said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-17/opinions-mixed-augusta-mosqui
Official: No McDuffie County equipment seized during EMS raid

...a local official said Tuesday that agents seized no county equipment from the Thomson office.However, McDuffie County Manager David Crawley would not say if personal effects were removed as evidence."They did not take any county equipment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-12/official-no-mcduffie-county-e
McDuffie EMS director resigns

...personal reasons.Kay Lord, the EMS assistant director, will run the department on an interim basis, according to County Manager David Crawley.Edwards' departure follows a Wednesday raid by federal Homeland Security authorities, armed with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-11/mcduffie-ems-director-resign
Homeland Security raids Thomson site

...located in the rear area of the Old University Hospital McDuffie on West Hill Street in Thomson.According to McDuffie County manager David Crawley and County Commission Chairman Charlie Newton, no information on what the agents were looking for has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-07/homeland-security-raid-thoms
City Ink: Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

...get it delivered to the county shop. So I want to know what the hell he is talking about."When Randy Oliver was county manager, he never went on line and purchased cars. They were always bid out."And yes, patrol cars may have cost $18...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-18/second-lunch-ma
Augusta deputy administrator picks named

...Rhinehart, Brazzell served more than two decades in local government management, including as a former assistant county manager and purchasing director in Chatham County and a special assistant to the mayor of Atlanta.After 11 years as director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-25/augusta-deputy-administr
Augusta's goat program to control vegetation is 'very successful'

...eaten themselves out of their food source," said Randy Wishard, the Department of Public Health's environmental county manager."It was definitely successful," he said. "In fact, it was almost too successful."Now the goats have been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-26/augustas-goat-program-co
Residents warned of rabies threat after raccoon tests positive

...lookout for odd animal behavior after a raccoon tested positive for rabies.Randy Wishard, an environmental health county manager for Richmond County, said the raccoon was picked up in the area Monday. Tests at a virology lab confirmed the animal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-01/residents-warned-rabies-thre