Back firemen's eating-out policy

I would like to respond to letter writer Millard Gooding who opposes the firemen's eating-out policy. I have never heard such an absurd accusation in reference to the wasting of tax dollars. Our firefighters...

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Check S.C. firemen

Just as pedophiles tend to look for work around children, arsonists like to get jobs on fire departments. As firemen they are uniquely positioned to sharpen their arsonists' skills and to be the last suspected of starting a fire. Especially vulnerable...

Denis Leary strikes sparks with a drama about firemen

...find a crazy naked junkie who doesn't even know these are firemen, he thinks they've come to steal his money and attacks them...charity. And he has long been pals with a crew of New York firemen who "I've seen go through a zillion different things, 9-11...

SC firefighter faces sex charge

COLUMBIA- A Columbia fireman has been arrested and accused of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Multiple media outlets reported that 53-year-old Brian...

Fire Department, responders pull girl, 12, from Augusta canal

A 12-year-old girl has been hospitalized after being pulled from the Augusta Canal by Augusta firemen and first responders Wednesday after she fell into the water and was trapped by the current.About 7:12 p.m., the Augusta...

2015 Veterans Day events in Augusta area

...Nov. 11, Lakeside Middle School, 527 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; honoring veterans, active military personnel, local firemen and policemen; special seating for guests; give notice if planning to attend so seating can be arranged; patriotic music...

Military pensions exempt from state taxes under lawmaker proposal

...servants, he said it depends on the level of service."I see veterans differently from someone who retires from teaching or a fireman," he said. "They had to forfeit economically in order to serve." Follow Walter Jones on Twitter @MorrisNews and Facebook...

Old wells searched for Ga. student missing since 2007

...Gwinnett County Police Department were at the search site, and deputies from Oconee County also assisted, the sheriff said.A fireman was lowered into one wellwith a rope after an object was seen that appeared to be a bone, but the searcher determined it was...

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...BACK IN TIME July 29, 1960 North Augusta firemen early Thursday morning were able to prevent...apartment house off Carolina Springs Road. Firemen said the 2:35 a.m. blaze apparently...Augusta. Damage to the kitchen was light, firemen said. The apartment was occupied by Carl...

Defend firefighters' eating out policy

This is in reply to the May 21 letter concerning firemen eating out. As a paramedic working in Richmond County for 13 years, I can understand the firemen's side of this issue. It is often impractical to cook meals and eat at the station. On...

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