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...

Dioramas added to Aiken Railroad Depot

...when the railroad industry was at its peak, Mr. Barnes said. Railroad valuation maps and maps from the Sanborn Fire Insurance company were used to ensure the dioramas' historical accuracy.

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...

Man blames rekindled blaze on fire officials

...Sawyer said. "This is something we've recommended for three years, and it's a system proven to work." He was referring to another agency that trains firefighters using a 1 percent assessment on all homeowners' fire insurance.

A wealth of Benjamin Franklins to honor

...government funds, the "matching grant" formula in use to this day. Modernized street lights, volunteer fire fighters, fire insurance, lending libraries. He lived like a deity who simply by declaring something could happen, made it so. Odometers...

Life & style
Tests: Brick best to withstand hurricane-blown debris

...to think brick. According to the brick association, brick boosts resale values by 8 to 10 percent, lowers home fire insurance costs, and is more energy-efficient, in part because it deflects cold winds. Bennett says his tests state that...

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Chipping away at unknowns of climate change

...view. "I'm a skeptic," Harvard University's Michael B. McElroy told fellow scientists. "But I take out fire insurance on my home." The temperature rise is believed to be the most rapid in at least 10,000 years. "It's been getting...

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Book about London's great fire has frightening aftermath, too

...aftermath almost as frightening as the fire: Who pays for the rebuilding? At the time, he reports, there was no fire insurance and most people had long-term leases on their homes, which were owned by rich landowners. Leases specified that...

Former Augusta chief faced war, fires, political battles

...accomplished anything. They never got an adjustment in fire insurance." His legacy Under Mr. Maddox's watch, the city's...rating went from a Class 4 to a Class 2, which lowered fire insurance premiums for city property owners, Mr. Maddox said...

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Book examines dark and light side of 1893 fair

...comfortable enough and cheap enough to lure a certain kind of clientele, and convincing enough to justify a large fire insurance policy." Mr. Larson illuminates Holmes' thoughts with the murderer's own voice: "'I was born with the devil...