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No name in Hephzibah fire fatal

...Officials are trying to identify a person who died in a Hephzibah fire early this morning.Hephzibah firefighters discovered the body, which was burned beyond recognition, after responding to a fire at a home in the 5200 block of Farmers Bridge Road just before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-28/no-name-hephzibah-fire-fatal
SC fire truck overturns

COLUMBIA - A Columbia-Richland Fire Service firefighter was hurt when the truck he was driving overturned at an intersection southeast of Columbia.The South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-26/sc-fire-truck-overturns
Recovery work continues at federal repository while Savannah River Site shipments wait

...shipments after an underground truck caught fire Feb. 5. Nine days later, a radiation...the manufacture of nuclear weapons.The fire at WIPP was caused by diesel residue on...not recognizing or mitigating underground fire hazards at the facility, said Mark Senderling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-28/recovery-work-continues-fede
Rants & Raves

...no! WOULD IT BE ABSURD to suggest that we in west Augusta secede from this "consolidation?" We do not have the votes to fire this group of incompetent spendthrifts and my taxes have become overwhelmingly burdensome. Instead of each of us having to move...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-27/rants-raves
Burning car evades firefighters

Cars catch on fire sometimes. It happens. Less common? The vehicle rolling away as firefighters in Norway work to put the fire out. If you're looking for the fun part, the firefighters arrive about one minute into the clip. Two weeks after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/connor-threlkeld/2015-01-26/burni
Obama elevates nation

...preparing a path toward civil strife.Borrowing lines from one of Alicia Keys' songs, Girl On Fire, "She's living in a world and it's on fire, filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can find a way." Obama has to find a way!The economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-27/obama-elevates-nation
Rants & Raves

...be paid to a man who thumbed his nose at the city of Augusta! Why not give him all the gold in Fort Knox, too? We need to fire Hank Huckaby and all the Board of Regents for this nonsense! NO one is worth that kind of money! Least of all this despot who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-26/rants-raves
CSX train derails near Allendale, S.C., spills unidentified chemicals

...received a call of a train derailment. EMS and fire departments responded."Additional support from fire departments from Allendale, Fairfax and Martin...American Red Cross arrived.Allendale County Fire Chief Roger Stanley is in charge of the scene...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-27/csx-train-derails-near-allend
Closed-door personnel matters dominate commission meeting

...said that with staff, "It's like nobody holds their foot to the fire" or asks, "How bad do you want to keep this job?""Excuses are...We've got a mess down there ... I'm not afraid to light a fire under somebody."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/commissioners-discuss-pe
Legislation pushes for VA leader accountability

...R-Fla., said the bill is an extension of legislation signed into law last year that gave McDonald complete authority to fire corrupt or incompetent senior executives.Despite the new power, Mil ler said, not one senior executive has been fired and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/legislation-gives-va-sec