Three-year dispute with Augusta ambulance provider hits turning point

...million annual subsidy.After former Fire Chief Howard Willis was pressured into retirement, however, interim Fire Chief Chris James presented a strategic...over losing the zone."It's the fire chief trying to build his own little castle...

Sheriff, fire chief help community prosper

...I'm proud of the superb work that is being performed by Fire Chief Chris James and Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree...character. If we citizens continue to fully support this fire chief, he will continue to raise the bar of excellence for...

Commission to reconsider Gold Cross ambulance contract next week

...me, it's a matter of business."The city and its ambulance provider have been at odds for several years. After Fire Chief Chris James pushed for more oversight of the contracted service, Gold Cross mounted a successful effort to win from...

Rants & Raves

...mind would want Bill Clinton wandering around loose in the White House? I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE a major rave to Augusta Fire Chief Christopher James who does an outstanding job. The fire department is very fortunate to have him to lead them in their...

Augusta mayor, commissioners tweak special purpose local option sales tax list

...2 on Walton Way and new stations near Jimmie Dyess Parkway and in the area of Morgan and Tobacco roads, according to Fire Chief Chris James.Other items took a hit. The group cut library renovations from $2 million to $500,000 and Augusta...

Ex-Fire Chief Howard Willis dies

...Chronicle interview.Willis was serving as the Emer gency Management Agen cy director when he was chosen to serve as interim fire chief after Chief Al Gillespie resigned. Later that year, Willis was officially sworn in to the top post.Willis stepped...

William Gilliland

...Gilliland was born in Estherville, Iowa. He retired from the Army in Special Forces and was a founding member and former Fire Chief of Modoc Fire Dept. He was a deputy sheriff for McCormick County for 3 years. He was a member of Modoc Baptist Church...

City of Augusta seeking to cancel fire trucks contract

...were sold a bad bill of goods, pretty much," Augusta Fire Department Public Information Officer Dee Griffin said. Fire Chief Chris James, who is away at training, "is very adamant about that," she said.The city hasn't heard back from...

80 evacuated from SC assisted living fire

...investigated the blaze. Officials think the fire started on the third floor, but the cause has not been determined. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says the fire caused about $1 million in damage.

Bull rescued from Georgia well

...m. to help save the bull, who was lodged snugly in a well estimated to be about 15 feet deep and narrow.Milton Fire Chief says workers first used a backhoe to dig a larger opening for the bull to escape through on its own, but the animal...