56 downtown Augusta businesses launch marketing campaign to lure patrons, curb reputation for crime

...We are Downtown Augusta" Web site and Facebook page will go live in the near future.Margaret Woodard, the director of Augusta's Downtown Development Authority, said her organization contributed $75 to $100 to the campaign and would continue...

Recycling Perks program awards unearned discounts

...crews to empty."Yes, we do occasionally add points when collection does not occur," Lori Videtto, the deputy director of Augusta Environmental Services, acknowledged last week in response to the findings.In an e-mail, Videtto said the...

Home for Good Dog Rescue co-founder makes accusations against director of Augusta Animal Services

A co-founder of an animal rescue says that at least one diseased puppy died after the Augusta Animal Services director refused to allow his group to bring it to a veterinarian.

Augusta's Goodale House heads to court

...have remained unrepaired for nearly three years."It's going to be up to the judge," Rob Sherman, deputy director of Augusta's Planning and Development Department, said of the house's future. "At this point, (Sims), nor a contractor...

Recycling Perks VP says Augusta needs more bins

...between 2,100 and 2,300 tons of trash.To improve its 4 percent recycling rate, Lori Videtto, the deputy director of Augusta Environmental Services, told The Chronicle earlier this year she can see a day when residents are required to include...

Pardon our Mess: Old library

...replacing them in the fall. Weeds by the trees were cut last week but the brown saplings remained.Tom Wiedmeier, the director of Augusta Utilities, said he expects the area to improve when the department completes a $3 million to $4 million renovation...

Teen killed by vehicle remembered by family, friends

...need and believed it would work, and how he'd always ask for the longest roles in church plays.Tyrone Butler, director of Augusta Mini Theater, remembered the way De'Monta would approach anybody new and ask their name, and how he begged Butler...

Reports, requests and contracts highlight Monday Augusta Commission committee meetings

...Riverfront LLC President Paul Simon.? An ordinance changing the commission's oversight over the salary paid to the director of Augusta Regional Airport.? An intergovernmental agreement with the state of Georgia to house up to 215 state inmates at...

Storm response could have been better, say some Augusta officials

...were at times unprepared to help residents deal with the icy weather's lingering aftermath.Kelli Walker, the director of Augusta's 311 customer service hotline, estimates that between 1,600 and 1,700 calls could not be answered by her...

Bills seek VA bonus bans, easier firing policies

Senior executives in the De partment of Veterans Affairs, including the director of Augusta's VA medical center, could face a five-year ban on performance bonuses and be fired or demoted more easily for failing to...