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

...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 more...

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

Fireworks retailers have yet to apply for business licenses in the Augusta area, but industry officials said Tuesday that local interest is growing and an Aiken County wholesale distributor should significantly benefit from a new law permitting the sale of consumer pyrotechnics in Georgia.

Single bid for Butt bridge project part of larger trend

...online documents."There were not as many bids as I thought there would be," said Steve Cassell, the assistant director of Augusta traffic engineering. "In general, there have not been as many bids as there have been in the past."The bridge...

Concert to honor, remember soldiers

...Cultural Center."This is a yearly event and the last concert of the season," said Carolyn Dolen, the executive director of Augusta Choral Society. "We feel it is important to take time to remember those who served their country and especially...

Augusta VA director strengthening staff relationships after 2-year 'beating'

The director of Augusta's Char lie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Monday that she has spent her first three months establishing positive...

Augusta VA to look at clinic in Jefferson County

The director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said her staff will review the "feasibility of establishing a community-based...

New VA director hears patients' complaints at town hall

The new director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center made her first public appearance Monday before nearly 100 patients.After...

100 Beds for Harrisburg

Kim Hines (right), executive director of Augusta Locally Grown, fills flower beds with compost with volunteer Ashley Lwin (left) and 100 Beds of Harrisburg program recipient Angel Newman.

Community meetings to address 2040 transportation vision

...the state of traffic, growth and public transit as it works toward crafting a 2040 master plan.Melanie Wilson, director of Augusta's Planning and Development Department, said the meetings are vital when it comes to creating an overall vision...

Electronics can be recycled to keep materials out of Augusta landfill

...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 Road...