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Columbia County commission passes vote to stormwater utilty fees by 2017

...ragged and rusted steel pipe, and building new concrete storm drains.Bennett, with one crew to handle the current workload, hopes to have another crew going early next year with additional funds. They will have plenty to do."I've got 65...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-17/columbia-county-commissi
Pardon our Mess: Traffic sign knocked over at corner of Hickman Road and Walton Way

...Department ACTION PROMISED: Mike Edwards, Augusta Traffic Engineering operations manager, said Friday morning he would send a crew to address the problem."We'll look at it (Friday) and hopefully get it fixed by Monday at the latest," Edwards said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-14/pardon-our-mess-traffic-sign
Shopgirl: There are lots of great gifts to be found out there

...but jump from the unwrapped box.The very coolest of cool girls right now are adding punch to their looks with items like J. Crew's Fireburst necklace (a brass and glass bead necklace that looks like hundreds of matchsticks clustered on a choker necklace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-12-11/shopgirl-the
Bengals' fans denied in the Dawg Pound by Browns' fan

...Redskins a touchdown and control of a game they eventually lost 24-13.Moss seemed to nudge a member of Jeff Triplette's crew after the referee ruled that Robert Griffin III lost possession of the ball diving into the corner of the end zone on a scramble...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-14/bengals-fans-denied-dawg-poun
Washington County ready to cement its legacy

...to be at the Georgia Dome for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff.Walters has given many employees the day off and plans a skeleton crew at Dairy Lane."It will be like the town of Chernobyl, Russia ? it will be a ghost town," Ingram said of Friday afternoon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-11/washington-c
You Remembered: Western Sizzlin

...worked for Iran Carpets at the time and we often cleaned the carpets for Mr. Pascarella.He always made sure the entire cleaning crew was fed, free of course. He and Norman Boulus (owner of Iran carpets) were good friends.I have lived in Florida for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-14/you-remembered-western-sizzl
Sailors rescued after abandoning grounded boat during Volvo Ocean Race

...plans with race officials on how to get the crew off the island and salvage the sloop...extremely relieved that every one of the nine crew members now are safe and that nobody is...aground on the Cargados Carajos Shoals. The crew deployed two life rafts in case it had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-11-30/sailors-rescued-afte
American Airlines crew reject union contract

...at American Airlines rejected a five-year contract Sunday, forcing the world's largest carrier and its union for cabin-crew workers into binding arbitration.Just 16 votes blocked the contract - with 8,180 voting for and 8,196 voting against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-10/american-airlines-crew-rej
Overtime

...divisions for teams. Auto RacingGibbs shakes up its crew chiefsJoe Gibbs Racing is shuffling its crew chief lineup as it expands to a new fourth team...to Hamlin; Adam Stevens will be Busch's new crew chief; and Jason Ratcliff will remain with Matt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-04/overtime
Umpire Dale Scott reveals he's gay

...that MLB and the other umpires were aware of his sexuality.Scott has been a member of the big league staff since 1986 and is a crew chief. He worked the World Series in 1998, 2001 and 2004.Scott said he made a deliberate decision to go public in a low-key...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-02/umpire-dale-scott-reveal