Aiken County recycling rate nearly three times better than Augusta's

...records."That is a big improvement: 4.87 percent in 2013 and 5.87 percent in 2014," said Lori Videtto, the deputy director of Augusta Environmental Services. "The residents of Augusta actually threw away less trash in 2014, and recycled...

New state law in time for SC distributors, Georgia firework fans to celebrate July Fourth

...plans to meet today to review the process fireworks retailers must complete to receive permits.Robert Sherman, the deputy director of Augusta Planning and Development, said the first step is for the company to pay a $5,000 fee and apply for...

Pardon Our Mess: Light post near former Fort Discovery

...wiring is exposedWHO'S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Recreation, Parks and FacilitiesACTION PROMISED: Gary Hegner, the deputy director for the parks division, said a work order has been placed and the light post should be repaired Monday.

California orders largest cuts on record for farmers with some of strongest water rights

...demand in our system is outstripping supply for even the most senior water rights holders," Caren Trgovcich, chief deputy director of the water board.The order applies to farmers and others whose rights to water were staked more than a century...

Local delegation to meet with GBI about crime lab complaints

...closure because it's taking so long before it comes back from the GBI," Jones said.George Herrin Jr., the deputy director of the GBI's forensic sciences division, said the crime lab remains efficient and that cases like Dunn's are a...

Feds make pitch for Ga. Medicaid expansion

...as the loss of charity care funds and the penalties on hospitals for high patient readmission rates.Tim Sweeney, deputy director of policy for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, which supports the ACA and Medicaid expansion, said Friday...

South Augusta to get new businesses

...and Development Department has received site plans for new fast-food restaurants and a retail center, confirmed Deputy Director Paul DeCamp.A plan for an 8,600-square-foot strip center at 2664 Barton Chapel Road was sent out in mid-April...

Augusta, Aiken boast different benefits for water park

...development directors that represent the two areas declined to discuss any projects. PAUL DECAMP JR., Augus ta's deputy director of planning and development, said a water park would likely need to go through some type of rezoning as a privately...

Teen births down but more effective contraception needed

...declines are victories that help individuals, families and communities as well," said Dr. Ileana Arias, principal deputy director for the CDC. "Yet we can't be complacent when we hear about this news. We still need to help teens delay having...

Horse 'kill buying' legal, but critics see abuse, deception

...but the modern incarnation of full-scale processing plants began in the 1970s, according to Chris Heyde, the deputy director of government and legal affairs for the Animal Welfare Institute.The American palate never had much taste for horse...