First work session yields no changes to Augusta administrator's 2016 budget

...100,000 for marketing services on events held at city facilities, Jackson said.Another addition, a public information officer with a salary of $55,000, won't replace the city's spokeswomen, at least not at first, but will coordinate...

City administrator looks back on busy first year

...director to manage 311, facilities, fleet and real estate will also be added, in addition to hiring a public information officer.Hiring public information and capital projects staffers follows the Augusta Commission's recent directive to...

Rants & Raves

...WHY IS AUGUSTA Utilities advertising for a public information officer making over $40,000 a year? Augusta is not...and Utilities departments need their own public information officers? Spokesman tasks could be handled by the department...

Police discuss changing landscape at Aiken conference

...everything to everybody. That's putting a lot on one population of public servants."Aiken Public Safety Pub lic Information Officer Lt. Jake Mahoney said his department was elated with the strength and depth of the speakers and the many organizations...

Principal at North Augusta school on leave after DUI arrest

...charged with driving under the influence first offender and open container.Merry Glenne Piccolino, the public information officer for Aiken County Public Schools, confirmed Thursday that Watson self-reported the incident and is on leave...

North Augusta's new turf to make football debut tonight

...and new construction," of athletic director-identified priorities.Aiken County School District's public information officer Merry Glenne Piccolino said a total of $800,000 was made available to fund the turf."North Augusta's field...

Cash stolen at Augusta church

...mond County Sheriff's Office, an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the sanctuary around 1:30 p.m. at the Poplar Street church.Richmond County public information officers said there are no further details at this time.

Augusta commissioners all talk this week on rain tax

...KME-brand fire trucks after finding mechanical issues and defects with the first eight.The fire department's public information officer, Dee Griffin, was quoted in Saturday's newspaper as saying, "We were sold a bad bill of goods, pretty much...

City of Augusta seeking to cancel fire trucks contract

...delivered under the contract."We were sold a bad bill of goods, pretty much," Augusta Fire Department Public Information Officer Dee Griffin said. Fire Chief Chris James, who is away at training, "is very adamant about that," she said...

15 hurt as Barnwell church bus crashes in Tenn.

...Cleveland Daily Banner reported that all the passengers had been treated and released.Evie West, the public information officer of the Cleveland Police Department, provided this account: "A small passenger bus from Barnwell was heading...