New Grovetown chief says community involvement is "key" to handling city growth

...new job as Grovetown's Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting...who became the city's public safety director in late November after serving 18 months...will continue in Grovetown.The new director started a "Coffee with the Chief" program...

Bowl game sponsors come and go as prices increase

...fans still lament the commercialization of the sport, bowl directors say the games couldn't go on without the naming rights fees...survive without a sponsor," says Gary Cavalli, executive director of the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif.After selling...

Haley picks head of new Department of Administration

...Nikki Ha ley announced Thursday that the director of the agency that handles much of the...17th Cabinet agency.Adams has been the director of the Budget and Con trol Board since...salary as Budget and Control Board director will be nearly $193,000 on Jan. 1...

Salvation Army sees increase in kettle donations

...nearly 20 percent in 2014.The increase can be attributed to better weather, and 43 more volunteer bell ringers, according to director of development John Sebby."It rained almost every Saturday last year and that really hurt our kettle donations," Sebby...

Legislators could explore debt forgiveness, increased pay as ways to keep SC teachers

...districts pay several thousand more.The director of South Carolina's Center for Teacher...community to teach," said Jane Turner, director of CERRA, based at Winthrop University...years of experience.Kathy Maness, director of the Palmetto State Teachers Association...

City to fund Valencia Way extension if 'major manufacturer' builds plant in Augusta

...before Feb. 1 and begins construction on the plant on or before Sept. 1.Augusta Economic Devel op ment Authority Execu tive Director Walter Sprouse said he could only identify the company as a "major manufacturer" that is environmentally friendly.Augusta...

Historic building on Lucy C. Laney High School campus demolished for new construction

...gymnasium upgrades and a new kitchen and cafeteria.Program Director Jeff Baker said the building's general deterioration and...overcome the "lost history" the demolition caused. Executive Director Erick Montgomery said the demolition is "a shame" and that...

Mistletoe is pest for people, food source for birds

...larval food plant of the great blue hairstreak, one of the Southeast's most beautiful butterflies. REACH SID MULLIS, THE DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE FOR RICHMOND COUNTY, AT (706) 821-2349 OR AT SMULLIS@UGA.EDU...

Fishing tournaments

...closed to professional fishermen and professional guides. Those under 18 must have their parents' consent. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers...

Peggy Findley

...until the hour of service. Memorials may be made to the Aiken SPCA, 199 Willow Run Road, SC 29801. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry at www. poseycares.com