EPA water rule finds critics

...This legislation would also require the federal agencies to develop a new proposal in consultation with states, local officials and stakeholders, which should have been done in the first place," he said. "Instead, the administration chose...

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...

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...

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...

Transportation officials discuss budgets, break ground on Berckmans Road widening project

Two hours after discussing the time and budget constraints for several transportation projects, state and local officials Wednesday broke ground on the $16.7 million Berckmans Road overhaul. Originally the overhaul was scheduled for...

Don't allow another priceless piece of Augusta's history to be destroyed

...tremendous potential for the economic development of the entire community.This should not be a strange concept to our local officials. Haven't they witnessed the remarkable progress of our neighbors ? Charleston, S.C., and Savannah ? who have...

US, Canada unveil rules targeting oil train safety

...surge in the Bakken.The Obama administration has been under intense pressure from Congress as well as from state and local officials to ensure the safety of oil trains that traverse the country after leaving the Bakken region. To get to refineries...

Another victory for choice

...state-approved charter school in Clayton County obstructed by local officials through needless business-license and building-inspection...were so pronounced that "a local judge blasted the local officials for their actions to keep the school from opening...

Take notice

...advertising is trusting public officials to police themselves ? something they generally have a poor record of doing. Some local officials recently interviewed by the Rome News-Tribune said if the law passed they likely would continue to print some notices...

Bill would let local officials change notice posting

ATLANTA - Sheriffs, cities, counties and school boards would no longer have to buy newspaper ads to post required notices under legislation moving its way through the Senate. But critics say the change would reduce transparency.