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Regional commissions good and bad, audit shows

...commissions do is interacting with local officials to help them with planning roads...grants. Another job is to assist local officials in dealing with changes in state...is run by a board made up of local officials and state appointees.A central...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-18/regional-commissioners-g
Facebook CEO on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

...Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who isn't afraid to take a more conventional approach to giving.Local officials will gather in San Francisco this weekend to dedicate a new public hospital building, furnished and equipped in part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-17/facebook-ceo-philanthropy-
Growing web of pipelines spawns resistance

...protest at the county courthouse and at appearances by the Virginia governor. They've also kept up pressure on local officials.As the leader in this multigenerational band of family activists, Carolyn Reilly has found the experience exhilarating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/growing-web-pipelines-spaw
Georgia transportation chief says funding improving for road projects

...years: a new gateway project into Fort Gordon.McMurry said the state has been working closely with federal and local officials to come up with a plan that can be implemented when the Department of De fense releases a timeline for funding and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-05/georgia-transportation-c
Gerogia school reform plan boosts spending by $234 million

...paid in Georgia. Rather than the state's salary schedule determining when teachers are eligible for an increase, local officials would be encouraged to create their own system. Officials said that will give districts more control, for example...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-28/gerogia-school-reform-plan-boosts-s
Mayor challenges commission after SUV fight

...almost makes you feel sorry for him.FIGHTIN' WORDS: Metro Au gusta Chamber of Com merce members and a group of local officials who back extending the special purpose local option sales tax held a news conference at the Augusta Ju dicial Center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-10-11/mayor-challenge
No construction contractors cited in Columbia County for 2 years

Records show enforcement of Columbia County's construction industry appears to be nonexistent, but local officials said they plan to announce a new effort this week that could include immediate penalties for contractors who don't follow licensing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-03/no-construction-contractors-c
Grade your local officials

How would you grade local officials on leadership?Recent events have called into question the leadership of some of the area's top officials and governmental bodies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-04/grade-your-leaders
SC roads hit hard by powerful storm

...drawn tropical moisture from offshore that has linked up with an area of low pressure and a slow-moving front.Local officials counted several hundred water rescues by mid-morning before Columbia Fire Chief Aubry Jenkins said in an interview...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/weather/2015-10-04/sc-roads-hit-hard-powerful-
Airbnb, Homeaway say they welcome fair, simple regulation

...of the Innkeepers.Usually, the problem is that local officials are reluctant or too short-staffed to enforce existing...signs, parking, insurance and taxes.But when local officials don't take action, maybe the state should offer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-22/airbnb-homeaway-say-they