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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/sc-prisons-fight-drone-drops
City Ink: Politicians stuffed with favors at potluck

...trained to do.Commissioner Grady Smith wanted to bring the kitchen sink but wanted the city to pay for it.City department directors chipped in and donated a big mincemeat pie because they feel like mincemeat after being put through the commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-12-13/city-ink-politi
Broader audit, more terminations sought as administration changes

...who the commission granted six months' severance pay Tuesday if he left immediately, is one of a half-dozen department directors several commissioners said were on a short list for needing replacement, while controversy surrounding Wheeler's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-05/broader-audit-more-termi
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-28/sc-prisons-allow-video-visit
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-28/south-carolina-prison-system-
Commission keeps directors playing the waiting game

...behind schedule. It adds up to wasted hours for folks there to do business before the commission, and for city department directors. Some directors are there because of agenda items pertaining to their departments. Others are afraid not to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-10-04/commission-keep
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-05/pardon-our-mess-overgrown-gra
South Carolina tourism Web site gets $500,000 upgrade

...is an $18 billion a year industry."The Web site is our primary means of engaging with the consumer," said department director Duane Parrish. "Their expectations for quicker searchers and more relevant information have grown exponentially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-04/south-carolina-tourism-web
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-09-13/getting-augusta
Longtime educator Carol Rountree retires

...broader way ? through policy.Rountree worked as the coordinator for guidance and testing in 1988, then became department director in 1992. She led guidance departments, and as education policy began to shift nationwide in 2001 with No Child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-04-30/longtime-educator-carol-r