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River Watch extension complaints prompt water tests

Columbia County workers collected water samples Wednesday from various homes affected by a three-mile extension of River Watch Parkway to ensure no contamination has occurred.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-11/river-watch-extension-compla
Counties aren't sure they can trust lawmakers as S.C. House tries to change funding formula

MARION, S.C. - Marion County Administrator Tim Harper wishes he could give county workers raises or hire replacements as some employees retire or leave. But he hasn't been able to fill a seven-year hole in his budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-20/counties-arent-sure-they-can-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-02/workloads-turnover-plague-sc-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/death-penalty-sought-wadley-
Ga. official indicted on bribe charges

...cash from Wendell Strickland with the understanding Wyatt would vote in favor of Strickland's proposal to provide county workers' health insurance. ? Between Oct. 1, 2011, and Oct. 31, 2011, Wyatt solicited $500 a month from Strickland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-13/ga-official-indicted-bribe-c
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
Storm problems across Georgia

...Northeast of Dublin, high winds blew a mobile home off its cinder blocks and damaged several buildings.In Paulding County, workers fuel out of the underground tanks at a Kroger gas station after a lightning strike buckled the pavement over the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-04/storms-cause-problems-across
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
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
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