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Air quality tests follow employees' illness at Augusta public defender's office

...chemicals and the same application process used last week have been used in the past, said Lonnie Wimberly, deputy director of the city's facilities.It's not clear if the insecticide moved through the duct system, Wimberly said. The office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-14/air-quality-tests-foll
Recreation survey finds Augustans favor trails over sports fields

...ranked high indicate "we're doing a pretty good job with the fields we have," said Ron Houck, the interim director of the city recreation department. The department, which commissioned the SPLOST-funded master plan, manages more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-01/recreation-survey-finds-
Film incentives bring in major benefits for Georgia

...filming, production spending pumps millions of dollars straight into the local economy, said Will Hammargren, the director of the city's film office. Filmmakers also have a financial incentive to hire as many locals as possible.The exposure movies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-03/film-incentives-bring-major-b
North Augusta could lose Kmart, gain new retailers

...retailers. The Canadian company purchased the shopping center within the past six months, said Scott Sterling, director of the city's Planning and Development Department."This is just another one of those redevelopment opportunities," Sterling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-18/north-augus
Historic warehouse to be converted into downtown apartments

...offered at a 3 percent interest rate and funds up to 40 percent of the total cost, said Margaret Woodard, executive director of the city's Downtown Development Authority.Woodard said that Donahue's development is one of several under construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-16/historic-wa
$244,000 for public restroom?

...portion would be about $49,000.At least one city councilor has raised concerns about the price. Rick Jones, director of the city's planning department, said the difficult location and special materials to be used contribute to the cost.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-25/244000-public-restroom
Soggy St. Pat's meant low alcohol sales

...a four-day event," Bligh said. "Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn't cooperate with us."Marcie Hill, director of the City Market, said she also considered Sunday and Monday "lost days" because of the rain and lack of activity. Still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-26/soggy-st-pats-meant-low-alco
Downtown merchants disappointed by canceled Masters Week events

...in a while so when they come, they see new shops and they see new restaurants," said Wood ard, the executive director of the city's Down town Development Authority.She said she believes people will still flock downtown during Masters Week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-07/downtown-me
Certain developments could be key to downtown's success

...average is our downtown living population, our downtown venues and our entertainment," said Woodard, the executive director of the city's Downtown Development Authority. "Where I think we are below par is the retail component ... and looking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-11-01/certain-dev
What happened to 30901? New plan must be a game-changer

...efforts to date have not had significant impact. They have not "changed the game."And it doesn't help that the director of the city's housing office complains about the press coverage he's getting, when he's paying a marketing firm $6...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-09-22/what-happened-30