City salaries rose slightly in 2014

...Director Haw thorne Welcher saw his pay grow from $64,464.68 to $89,517.20 to serve as the department's interim director. Deputy Administrator Tameka Allen received $151,557.64 while she served as interim city administrator, up...

High school grads missing out on billions in Pell Grant funds

...visits nearby schools."We also give our current students reminders to let them know to reapply each year," GRU Interim Director of Student Financial Aid Paula Stribling said. "It's important for people to know this stuff is out there."

Augusta celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in service at First Presbyterian

...leadership throughout his life."Barbara Gordon, Metro Courier editor and publisher, and Hawthorne Welcher Jr., interim director of Augusta Housing and Community Development, were given the MLK Humanitarian award during the service. Both praised...

Housing department wants Augusta Commission out of decision making

...relocation effort and other Housing and Community Development responsibilities has worked "well" and should continue, interim Director Hawthorne Welcher said in a proposal going before a commission committee Monday.The proposal, detailed in a single...

Mayor gets approval to hire staff, Smith named mayor pro tem

...on the audit, citing the real estate exception.Commissioners and Davis received more information Tuesday from interim Director Hawthorne Welcher, including the amount spent with law firm Frails and Wilson for abstractor fees, title opinions...

Uninsured in South Carolina eligible for Healthy Connections Checkup screenings

...for folks to stop wondering and start knowing, diagnostically, where they stand," said Christian Soura, the interim director of the Department of Health and Human Services.The estimated 450,000 South Carolinians eligible for Checkup are...

Across the region

...receive benefits in a timely manner.The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services said in a news release that interim director Bobby Cagle announced the initiative Friday.Case managers and supervisors who work with food stamp clients will...

Nursing chief named interim director of Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Michelle Cox-Henley, the chief of nursing and patient services at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has been named acting director of the Augusta hospital.

Housing, community development director Chester Wheeler resigns

...an agreement commissioners approved. The body also appointed assistant HCD Director Hawthorne Welcher to serve as interim director.Commissioner Marion Williams, who recently blasted Wheeler's handling of the Hyde Park relocation effort to...

City approves $2.8 million for Hyde Park relocations

...previous manager, former Housing and Community Develop ment Director Chester Wheeler, resigned two weeks ago.Interim Director Hawthorne Welcher Jr. said he expects the $2.8 million to cover relocation expenses, which the city has completed...