Absent Augusta Commissioners spur delays in decisions on controversial stormwater utility fee, demolition of historic buildings

...the closed road makes his trek from the door to a vehicle waiting on Broad or Ellis streets a long and difficult one. Fire Chief Chris James said no one he'd contacted knew if the closed roadway was city-owned.

Baltimore unrest brings back memories of Augusta riot 45 years ago

...archives. The May 12 issue of the newspaper estimated that rioters covered a 130-square-block area of Augusta. Fire Chief James G. Fitzgerald told the paper that 51 fires were reported in six hours. Six black men died during the violence...

SC woman rescued from fire

...Herald reports firefighter Luke Caldwell and Charlie Kennedy rescued a 62-year-old woman Monday afternoon. Clover Fire Chief Charlie Love says firefighters from five departments responded to the fire, which took two hours to get under control...

Augusta to host first 'Easter Egg Drop' Friday at common

...invited the public to attend the inaugural Augusta Easter Egg Drop on Friday at the Augusta Common downtown.Davis and Fire Chief Chris James will drop the eggs from atop a bucket truck for children to retrieve.The egg drop, sponsored by EZ-GO...

2 Augusta commissioners want to let administrator hire, fire department heads

...the city."A good mayor selects the best administrator; selects the best chief financial officer; selects the best fire chief," he said.City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson said Friday she hadn't spoken to Hardie Davis about his proposal...

Mayor's power play unites commission against him

...burned up to learn through the media that he wants to hire and fire department heads and appoint the city attorney, fire chief and EMA director, all of whom would answer to him.He also wants a veto over commission decisions and the power of...

Some city departments say lessons were learned from ice storm

...an "incomplete draft" that listed Traffic Engi neering and Solid Waste as the departments in charge.A year later, Fire Chief Chris James says Augusta's Emer gen cy Management Agen cy has overhauled its operations to address the problems it encountered...

CSX train derails near Allendale, S.C., spills unidentified chemicals

...Division, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the American Red Cross arrived.Allendale County Fire Chief Roger Stanley is in charge of the scene, Robinson said."Right now the haz-mat teams are working the scene and we...

Fired Atlanta fire chief speaks at Augusta church

...after seven years as Atlanta's fire chief for distributing his self-published...became a firefighter. He served as fire chief of Shreveport, La., before becoming Atlanta's fire chief in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed...

Faith Calendar

...include Mayor Hardie Davis, former Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Augusta Commission members, Sheriff Richard Roundtree, Fire Chief Chris James, Richmond County Superintendent of Schools Angela Pringle, City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson and Solicitor...