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Three-year dispute with Augusta ambulance provider hits turning point

...1.3 million annual subsidy.After former Fire Chief Howard Willis was pressured into retirement, however, interim Fire Chief Chris James presented a strategic proposal in early 2012 to "add the service of emergency medical transport" to...
Interim fire chief seeks job

Howard Willis, the interim fire chief and director of Augusta's emergency management agency, applied to become permanent chief of the department Wednesday. The department's...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Ex-Fire Chief Howard Willis dies

...Chronicle interview.Willis was serving as the Emer gency Management Agen cy director when he was chosen to serve as interim fire chief after Chief Al Gillespie resigned. Later that year, Willis was officially sworn in to the top post.Willis stepped...
Across the area

...worked his final day Friday. The commission will vote on the recommendation April 17, in addition to appointing an interim fire chief. Deputy Chief Carl Scott was appointed to the interim spot after Chief Ronnie Few resigned last summer. Human resources...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Interim fire chief postponed

...Washington's fire chief July 10. But by the end of the Richmond County Public Safety Committee meeting, the issues of an interim fire chief, architectural designs for fire stations slated for renovation and plans for hydrant testing were still up in the...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Cheek wants interim fire chief in post

Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek will try once again to get his colleagues to change Fire Chief Howard "Bubba" Willis' title from "interim" to "permanent."
Metro | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Commissioners again tap interim fire chief

For the second time in six months, Deputy Fire Chief Carl Scott has been appointed to fill the fire department's top post temporarily while the city searches for a full-time replacement. Former Fire Chief Bernard Mack punched his last day on the clock April 6 after three months on the job. "We've gone through this before," Commissioner Lee Beard said. "In the absence of Chief Mack, we need someone in charge."
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Commission undecided on interim fire chief

Augusta commissioners still cannot decide who should be in charge of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department.
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Choose James as new chief

I would like to ask Augusta's commissioners to keep interim Fire Chief Chris James as the permanent fire chief.I have known Chris for years, and his dedication to this community is unparalleled...
Augusta Commission expected to vote on fire chief

Augusta's interim fire chief for nearly four months might have the job permanently Monday if he receives six commission votes."I'm just waiting to see...