Commission to review stormwater utility fee in Wednesday work session

...Engineering, working with a consultant, has set the proposed monthly fee at $6.40 per Equivalent Residential Unit, department director Abie Ladson said.In Augusta, an ERU, or the average area of impervious square feet for a single-family residence...

Investigation finds employees wasting time on the job

...Recreation, Parks and Facilities Operations Director Melinda Pearson collateral damage.Two years ago, then-department Director Tom Beck, the real target of trumped-up accusations of time-card fraud, was fired for signing Pearson's...

SC prisons fight drone drops

...cameras are being added to help prevent the smuggling of cellphones, drugs and other contraband.Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling the contraband items serve as money to inmates and create problems for guards and other employees...

Pardon Our Mess: Overgrown grass and litter on Boy Scout Road

...Overgrown grass and litter on each side of the roadWho's Responsible: UncertainAction Promised: Augusta Engineering Department Director Abie Ladson said he would send someone from his department to check to see if the property was in the city's...

Getting Augusta more goats might be the easy part

...the vegetation around the detention pond fast enough and back-up is on the way, said Abie Ladson, Engineering Department director.Meanwhile, hiring an administrator and appointing someone to fill the District 7 Augusta Commission seat vacated...

SC prisons to allow video visits

...to visit with family members over a video link with the Coastal Pre-Release Center in Charleston. Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling says video visitation will make it easier for family members to see relatives in prison. Stirling...

South Carolina prison system to offer video visits

...to visit with family members over a video link with the Coastal Pre-Release Center in Charleston, Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling said."We have a lot of offenders who come in, and never get a visit from a family member. And...

Audit reveals problems at Patriots Park

Columbia County Recreation Department Director Charlie Beale says he will go before a commission panel...Cherry, Bekaert & Holland Columbia County Recreation Department Director Charlie Beale says he plans to address the findings of...

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Ex-trooper sues four, claims they spread lies

COLUMBIA -- Interim Public Safety Department Director James Caulder spread lies about a former trooper...David Beasley nominated Mr. Caulder as permanent department director Feb. 5 after the Senate rejected Eddie Gunn...

Director threatens to resign

Now that he's been found to be a competent department director, Keven Mack wants one Augusta commissioner to get off his back, or else he might quit his job. Commissioner Marion Williams...

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