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Railroad industry fights to shape safety rules

...2012, there were seven train derailments in which tank cars carrying ethanol ruptured. Several crashes caused spectacular fires emergency responders were powerless to put outRather than new rules for tank cars, the oil and ethanol industries want regulators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/influence-game-shaping-rai
Habersham County drug raid disaster highlights need for police reform

...Killeen, Texas, went awry. Police were slinking outside the home of suspected cocaine dealer Marvin Louis Guy when he opened fire on the intruders. The 12-hour search that ensued returned nothing more than a glass pipe. Still, Guy was charged with three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-13/habersham-county
Daniel Field | The Augusta Chronicle

...completed in February of 2012, the last renovation was in the 1970s. Prior to renovation the building was not up to code for fire safety or security. The terminal now boasts an elevator and finished second floor, which is empty but available for office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/transportation/daniel-field
Doctors Hospital | The Augusta Chronicle

...Besides fireworks, bonfires can also be a source of summer burns, particularly if there is drinking and carelessness around the fire, said Dr. Fred Mullins, the medical director of the Joseph M. ... Doctors Hos pital of Augusta filed Monday to build a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/hospitals/doctors-hospital
Conservatives are "anti-science"? Let's talk about that

...highly anti-science if the science happens to contradict their agenda. But that's a topic to explore next week. Right now I'm going to fire up my motorcycle, go for a ride and put some carbon in the air while I still can.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-07-12/conservati
Augusta Public Transit | The Augusta Chronicle

...Augusta Public Transit a hot topic among area residents. A scam where hotel cards were used to obtain free travel only fueled the fire. Many area residents are concerned about paying to subsidize a service that loses $1.8 million a year, while others...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/transportation/augusta-public-transit
Home Depot fires SUV dad

ATLANTA - The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-11/home-depot-fires-suv-dad
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Columbia County house destroyed by fire as family escapes

...injury when their home was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon.Firefighters who responded...Clifden Avenue, according to Columbia County Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett.Lovett said...made a brief attempt to extinguish the fire before evacuating his family to a neighbor's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-08/columbia-county-house-destroy
Brush fire slows Bobby Jones traffic

A brush fire slowed traffic on Bobby Jones Expressway near Deans Bridge Road Tuesday afternoon.One westbound lane was shut down while fire crews responded to the blaze reported about 3 p.m., according to Richmond County dispatch.Motorists were advised to prepare for delays.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-08/brush-fire-slows-bobby