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Farmers do not get individual aid for cleanup

...debris.In Burke County, administrator Merv Waldrop could not provide an estimate on debris totals, but said 40 county workers have been assigned to the job for two months and that his office plans to ask FEMA to reimburse between $800,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-04/farmers-do-not-get-individual
Bridgestone plant making off-road tires as expansion project continues

...construction machines. The tire maker was exclusively making the ultra-large tires in Japan, which is where the Aiken County workers are being trained on the equipment.The 9-foot, 5,000-pound off-road radial tires are the ones going through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-17/new-bridgestone-facility-m
Debris removal progresses, but a lot is left to be picked up

...assistant director of traffic engineering. In Richmond County, crews have removed 11,124 hanging limbs. In Columbia County, workers have cleared more than 5,800 hanging limbs.WHAT'S PICKED UP?The length of limbs and the height of debris...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/debris-removal-progresses-lot
Mason, Blocker-Adams sign up to run for Augusta mayor

...Melvin Ivey filed qualifying paperwork.In the District 6 commission race, Fort Gordon retiree Bob Finnegan, former county worker Roger Garvin, pastor Angela Harden and Urban Pro Weekly publisher Ben Hasan all qualified Monday.In the Super District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-03-03/mason-blocker-
Volunteers lend hand in Columbia County Day of Service

...elderly and disabled by clearing storm debris from their yards and dragging hefty limbs to the curb to be picked up by county workers.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Evans served as the event's headquarters. By 9 a.m...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-22/volunteers-lend-hand-columbia
Rants & Raves

...continue foreign aid. THERE IS TOO MUCH corruption in the Section 8 Housing Authority. Whom does one complain to? COUNTY WORKERS won't clear standing water, and they won't spray for mosquitoes. When the plague starts, please don't be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-28/rants-raves
Columbia County elections chief leaves hospital

...Marshall while she is unable to work, and that more employees are prepared to donate if she needs additional time.County workers also recently held a cookout that raised more than $16,000 to help support Marshall's family.The county's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-06-27/columbia-county-elections-ch
Ex-Ga. sheriff wants charges dismissed

...of ordering an employee to help him write a book, using official funds to pay for a vacation rental and placing a county worker on administrative leave to travel with him.A write-in candidate is challenging Hill in the November election.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-09-17/ex-ga-sheriff-wants-charges-
Tax officials expect confusion with tag changes

...providing updates on the tax office Web site.Further complicating the process is that the state's system, into which county workers enter the information, won't go "live" until March 1 ? the day all the changes go into effect.As a result...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-13/tax-officials-expect-con
Vote on center seemed a bit off-center

...It's what the county commissioners want. It's no wonder people are disappointed with politicians.Of all the people at the meeting, there were only four or five people that were not Columbia County workers.Thomas H. SmithAppling

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2010-11-04/vote-center-seemed-bit-c
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