Body of Augusta man found in canal

...Anthony Ellison, of Augusta. He was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. and was retrieved from the water by the Augusta Fire Department just before 1 p.m.It appears that the body had been in the canal for several days, Bowen said, but it's too...

First work session yields no changes to Augusta administrator's 2016 budget

...coordinate the information effort city-wide, she said.The city's existing information staff include positions in the fire department, mayor's office, emergency management and a recently created position involving several departments.The yet-unfilled...

New department, positions in Augusta budget proposal

...to an overhead presentation. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office remains constant at 749 positions and Augusta Fire Department grows from 346 to 368 personnel.Forty-one positions are listed under the city's new stormwater fee program...

Police, firefighter unions campaign for Augusta sales tax renewal

...find a community in the state of Georgia that has as good of a SPLOST as this one right here," Masters said.The fire department, too, depends heavily on the radio system, which currently doesn't work inside large buildings such as hospitals...

Pastor found dead after fire at former church

...autopsy will be conducted.The cause of the fire, reported just before noon, wasn't yet known, said Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin. It took about 30 minutes to put out, she said.

Low turnout expected for SPLOST referendum, other area elections Tuesday

...Nearly a quarter will buy vehicles, equipment and facilities for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Augusta Fire Department and Richmond County Marshal.If it fails, collections will cease when the tax expires March 31. The government...

Augusta needs SPLOST

...projects designated to refurbish our infrastructure; enhance quality of life; and afford our law enforcement and fire department contemporary equipment for the performance of their public safety duties.It may not be absolutely perfect, but...

Investigation under way on how protesters got rappelling gear into Bank of America Stadium

...upper deck.He said he thought he heard the message wrong at first.From there, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and Fire Department took over handling the safety of the fans and the protesters. The evacuated fans from the lower deck below the protesters...

Rants & Raves

...passing. Our Commissioner in District 8 knows we need a Fire Department out here. Road rights-of-way discarded. Ambulance...located in the city of Hephzibah miles away. Three new Fire Departments given the green light. South end of Richmond County...

Kerosene heater found at site of deadly fire

...Ernest Rhodes Sr., 82, was killed in the blaze, according to Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.Dee Griffin, Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman, said the door to the church was open and the kerosene heater was at its entrance."We're waiting...