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- Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misidentified the department of a county worker arrested Tuesday on a disorderly conduct charge. Don Washington is an employee of the county's Public Services Division. The Chronicle regrets the error.
Death penalty sought in Wadley slaying

...when Altman made the statement.Lemon, 37, of Wadley was arrested in June in the death of Jamillah Mia Holmes. A county worker discovered her body May 12 at a trash dump site on River Road near Wadley.Lemon was charged with one count of murder...
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...
Workloads, turnover plague SC child welfare agency

...2011, 2012, and 2013. However, scores of workers were handling more than 50 children on those days. One Lexington County worker was juggling 86 cases involving 215 children.Hanak-Coulter said the agency now is transferring cases across county...
Slain county worker remembered fondly

Those close to Raymond V. Lee will remember the father of three and Columbia County employee as always having a smile on his face. Lee, a manager at Reed Creek Water Pollution Control Plant on Stevens Creek Road, was shot and killed while at work Friday following an argument with Thomas Eugene Bradford, 42, of Hephzibah, police said.
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E-mails cost county worker his job

ATLANTA - A Forsyth County planning director will not get his job back after he was fired for sending and receiving inappropriate e-mails.
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Dump truck kills Liberty County worker

HINESVILLE, Ga. -- A Liberty County employee was killed by a dump truck Tuesday, according to Hinesville police.Eric Ray Leach, 47, of Hinesville died at the scene from injuries suffered when the truck hauling a load of dirt at a construction site drove over him, said traffic investigator Mike Mooney. It was not clear how Leach ended up under the truck, Mooney added."The driver of the truck didn't even know he had run over Leach," Mooney said. The driver was identified as Patrick Ervay, 28, of Ludowici.
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Across Georgia

...ranging in age from 50 to 81."Uakari" is the name of a type of monkey found in the northwestern Amazon basin.County worker fired over missing $11,000GAINESVILLE, GA. --- A Hall County employee in charge of collecting traffic fines...
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.
Women maintain records of crimes

...Records Bureau, agrees. "We hire people who are trustworthy, ones we can count on," said Lt. McMinn, a 28-year county worker. As with road patrol officers, records employees are subject to polygraph tests, drug screens and background checks...