Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...criticism for the Deal administration.English, though, hasn't left the emergency management agency. He's the new deputy director, getting paid the same $122,003 salary he earned before.

South Carolinians fighting mental illness need housing assistance

...officials can provide follow-up service to them."There's still a huge need out there," said Geoff Mason, deputy director of community mental health services, who told lawmakers about a recent study that estimated about 5,500 recovering...

Electronics can be recycled to keep materials out of Augusta landfill

...Augusta plans to make a bigger push this year to recycle old computers, phones and televisions.Lori Videtto, the deputy director of Augusta Environmental Services, said too many electronic items are ending up in the county landfill on Deans Bridge...

City officials stop apparent cell tower work

...installation of a tower."They do not have a permit; they do not have the zoning for it," said Rob Sherman, deputy director of development for the city's planning and development office.Sherman said the extent of work performed at the...

Augusta lacks pedestrian safety measures on most dangerous roads

...accident data every other year and reconvene to update the plan."We haven't started," said Paul Decamp, the deputy director of Augusta Planning and Development. "One of our objectives this year is to establish that committee by the fall...

Pardon Our Mess: Garden plot needs tending

...program to honor veterans.WHAT: A row of about a dozen canna lily plants have died for the winter. Gary Hegner, deputy director of the parks division for Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities, said they need to be cut back so they will bloom...

Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...Director Amber Gillum, who reverts to her role as deputy director. Alford's salary will match Koller's at $155...She referred to Alford, Pisarik, Gillum and Deputy Director Jessica Hanak-Coulter as DSS' four-person leadership...

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...

Abandoned homes continue to weigh on Augusta's future

...from $153,000 in 2013 to $200,000 in 2014, but it has been set at $35,000 this year.Rob Sherman, the deputy director of planning and development, said like in past fiscal years, the amount could increase as the city settles into...

New mayor brings formal attitude

...parks and facilities to investigate employee GPS records they should have been monitoring all along, but weren't. Deputy Director of Parks Gary Hegner did a random sampling and found some employees had been driving around doing personal business...