Museum displays firefighting artifacts

...artifacts including rare tools, fire insurance marks, uniforms and equipment...buildings to show that the owners had fire insurance. "In the old days, firefighters...There also are pre-Civil War fire insurance policies, drawings by Bill Holman...

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Local and area briefs

...rating from the national Insurance Services Office, a change that local officials expect will mean lower rates for fire insurance. All areas receiving fire service from the city department have been upgraded from Class V to Class II. Previously...

SPLOST questioned at Augusta public hearing

...in National Hills. The package will also fund a new fire station west of Jimmie Dyess Parkway, where Smith said fire insurance is $2,800 annually for homeowners.Those in attendance had challenging questions."Why is the city supporting...

Businesses value coverage

...against unexpected losses aren't taking any chances with their most valuable assets: their employees. Just as fire insurance protects a homeowner from financial ruin in the event of a blaze, key person insurance protects a business from disaster...

Across Georgia

...percent this year. The increases by State Farm, Cotton States, First Liberty Insurance Corp. and Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance were approved by the agency and affect nearly 40 percent of the state's homeowners, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Across South Carolina

...money would be matched by state tax breaks. Property owners with sprinkler systems also typically get breaks on their fire insurance. The legislation is in response to a deadly furniture store fire in Charleston last year that killed nine firefighters...

Metro | Weather
A cynical vote

...feeling the heat already. The tax increase will go to pay for police officers' salaries, higher fire department fire insurance premiums and increased security at public buildings - including the city municipal building. "The budget was driven...

Editorials | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Tax increase won't affect all Augusta property owners

...advertised because it's within a special tax fund.The increase will replace about $1.7 million in lost state fire insurance premium taxes, according to Finance Director Donna Williams.Augusta's share of state revenue was reduced last...

Aiken leader urges fee raise

...lose about $580,000 from the three sources. Add to that a steep price increase the city faces for liability and fire insurance, and Aiken is pinching pennies. Aiken City Council isn't scheduled to address the budget for fiscal 2003-04...

Metro | Aiken City Council
Insurance companies clamp down on dog bite coverage

...firsthand. She had wanted to adopt a German shepherd like the one she grew up with. But her insurer, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Co., said no; the breed had made the company's pooch-non-grata list because of the risk it might sink its...