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Augusta debris removal from ice storm half national average

...debris into mulch and the $4.50 charge to have the woodchips hauled away.Pam Tucker, emergency operations director for Columbia County, did not have a problem with calculating debris removal into a per-cubic-yard rate and Tommy Thompson...
Ice keeps crews busy throughout Augusta-area

...and monitoring and salting bridges and main roads as ice continued to accumulate.Rusty Welsh, the deputy director for Columbia County Emergency Management, said county road crews were continuously working to keep bridges salted and main roads...
Hundreds attend job fair for veterans and military spouses

...end of 2014."I was excited when I saw the line out the door," said Dewayne Porter, the transportation director for Columbia County schools. "At the same time, I was kind of sad because there's that many people possibly out of work...
Cold chilling schools

...expected to move toward the southern states, bringing rain with it on Wednesday, according to Pam Tucker, EMA director for Columbia County. There is a chance the cold air and precipitation could cause some snow, sleet, or freezing rain in our...
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Donations steady as need, costs rise

...feeding are the working poor. They have jobs, but they're underemployed," he said. Lou Reda, the pantry director for Columbia County Cares, said he has not seen a significant decrease in donations. "Golden Harvest is where we get the majority...
Pupil information comes to Internet

...parents. For that reason, many parents are ecstatic. "Parents love it," said Michael Kent, the technology director for Columbia County schools, who oversees implementation of the program and provides technical support. "One parent e-mailed...
On the move

Leslie J. Pollard is joining the central office of the Center for Primary Care, near Doctors Hospital, in July. Dr. Pollard currently runs his private practice, Bulloch Family Medicine, in Statesboro, Ga. The Augusta native earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Xavier University and his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his residency in family practice at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Economic developer appointed

...recruiters soon after Mr. West resigned in June. Until recently, Mr. Quinsey held dual titles as executive director for Columbia County's chamber and economic developer for Columbia County's Development Authority. He also became Richmond...
Schools check substitutes' backgrounds

...because they want to apply online and be hired yesterday without being seen," said Connie Davis, the personnel director for Columbia County schools. Applicants who are being considered are routinely checked through the Georgia Crime Information Center...
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Response to rabies changing

...district director. Animal bites are supposed to be handled swiftly, said Linda Fulmer, the animal control director for Columbia County. "Just like gunshot wounds, they're supposed to be reported immediately," she said. But some don't...
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