Columbia County's Community and Leisure Services director resigns

...Smith, Columbia County's longtime director of Community and Leisure Services, resigned...what opportunities the former division director was pursuing, and he directed questions...Johnson said.Smith was hired as the director of Community and Leisure Services division...

Second reading of Augusta stormwater fee passes

...large property owners will be subject to a higher fee based on their square footage of non-draining surface.Engineering Director Abie Ladson said residents will receive a pilot bill within 30 to 60 days that includes their estimated fee. More information...

West Coast trouble helps Georgia ports break records

...3 million container units for the first time."It was a pretty amazing year for us," said Curtis Foltz, the executive director of the ports authority.Savannah benefited this past year from a labor dispute blamed for slowdowns at West Coast ports such...

A hero with humility

...colonel in 1980.If Pickens' name sounds vaguely familiar, you might recall his father, Homer Pickens Sr. As the assistant director for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Homer Sr. rose to national prominence for his role in rescuing a bear cub...

A solid change agent

...that led to bus desegregation throughout Georgia.He continued working on social justice in the South, including serving as director of the Stu dent Nonviolent Coordinating Com mit tee, before resuming his studies at Michigan's Wayne State University School...

National Wildlife Federation starts process to sue federal agency over pipeline plans

...The impact is the same anywhere there are crossings of navigable waters," said Mike Shriberg, the regional executive director of the organization's Great Lakes Regional Center. "This is about spill response, and we've seen it over and over again...

Augusta commissioners leaning toward not including groups in SPLOST

...renovate the 1,300-seat music and arts hall and create an adjoining music institute, he said.Imperial Theatre Executive Director Charles Scavullo said the Imperial supports the nearby Miller effort, and needs $4.9 million in SPLOST dollars to complete...

Georgia will develop mountain truck terminal

...000 containers last year and serves both CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads, said Curtis Foltz, the authority's executive director.He said Norfolk Southern was in discussions about the Chatsworth facility, but no site could be found that could serve both...

Glenn Sammons

...entered into rest Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Keysville Nursing Home. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906. www.chanceandhydrick.com

Willie Borgen

...will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday morning one hour prior to the service. For complete obituary details visit www.poseycares.com. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181).