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$24 million rail terminal north of Atlanta to link industry to Savannah port across 300 miles

...other inland rail terminal located in Cordele in southwest Georgia, that's run by a private company.State and local officials said it's too early to know how many direct jobs will be created by the project in Murray County, where the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-01/24-million-rail-terminal-nort
Rants & Raves

...concisely explained the problems with fireworks in residential areas and she offered good solutions. I hope our state and local officials will take her solutions to heart and I hope that all concerned citizens will write their representatives asking that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-31/rants-raves
Designer drugs create problems for death investigators

...illegal drugs while containing a slightly different chemical makeup to skirt state and federal legislation.Though local officials say designer drugs such as synthetic marijuana, sometimes called "Spice," and bath salts are seen less now than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-17/designer-drugs-create-
Tulsa Shock owner plans to move team to Dallas-Fort Worth

...organization, and know they will stay focused on making this a winning season," said Cameron, who thanked fans and local officials as well as "the Tulsa investors who stepped up at a critical time" to help bring the Shock from Detroit.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-20/tulsa-shock-owner-pl
Judge warns Alabama counties to comply with Supreme Court and allow gay marriages

...operations closed down for everyone. "That's going to make folks pretty unhappy," Minter said.A dwindling number of local officials in other states continue refusing same-sex marriages.Seven Mississippi circuit clerks who had been refusing marriage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-01/judge-warns-alabama-counties-comply
Vote to consolidate Augusta-Richmond County governments marks its 20th anniversary

...workers that other places have had."Problems inherent in the merger were largely due to the lack of input from local officials in the Consolidation Act drafted by state legislators, he said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-23/vote-consolidate-augusta
Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis to hold office hours Wednesday downtown

...The Mayor's Office Hours program is an opportunity for residents to speak with the mayor, commissioners and other local officials in an informal setting while highlighting local businesses, Davis said in a statement.District 1 Commissioner Bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-22/mayor-hold-office-hours-
Local delegation to meet with GBI about crime lab complaints

...to get things out as quickly as we like, but we're doing the best with what we have," Herrin said.Bowen said local officials are hoping to convince the GBI to bring another medical examiner to the Augusta crime lab on Phinizy Road. That lab...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-22/local-delegation-meet-
Official: No McDuffie County equipment seized during EMS raid

...Department of Homeland Security's unannounced search last week of McDuffie County's Emergency Medical Service, but a local official said Tuesday that agents seized no county equipment from the Thomson office.However, McDuffie County Manager David...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-12/official-no-mcduffie-county-e
Baltimore looks to Preakness, Orioles to ease civil tension

...general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club.Bader said the Orioles have been working with "all necessary state and local officials to ensure a safe and secure environment for all fans."Davis believes a night of baseball might go a long way toward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-10/baltimore-looks-preaknes