Dee Griffin hired as Augusta Fire Department's public information officer

...background in TV news is becoming the new voice of Augusta Fire Department.New fire safety educator and public information officer Dee Griffin will "assure the public is more aware of activities ... going on with the fire department and assure the media...

Richmond County school safety officers begin annual training

...and first aid.On Tuesday, officers were briefed on identifying...Wilson said it's a sacrifice officers are willing to make."We're...Wilson said the training helps officers sharpen their counseling skills...product is a well-refined officer," he said.

Officer Scotty Richardson | The Augusta Chronicle

...Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Rich ardson was killed and another officer was wounded during a...will honor two Aiken police officers who were killed in the line...honoring Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson brought...

Lengthy prison sentence result of flights from police

...charge of aggravated assault on a police officer. The plea means Jackson doesn't admit...stemming from other flights from police officers.On Thursday in Richmond County Superior...fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and two weapon violations.

Clemson's Charone Peake suffers setback

...been accused of a Class A misdemeanor assault, which would be punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.Officers say 20-year-old Haley Brown's right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under an eye when they arrived at a Fort Worth...

Rants & Raves

...stand up and acknowledge that he is responsible for Katrina, Exxon Valdez and the Dust Bowl. YOU HAVE NO IDEA what these 911 operators and police officers go through on a daily basis or the ridiculous asinine calls we have to put up with.

Georgia Bank & Trust parent company earns $4 million in second quarter

...continues to squeeze our net interest margin and net interest income," said Ronald Thigpen, the president and chief operating officer. "Non-interest income is down due primarily to lower mortgage lending volume. But we also saw quarterly improvement in...

Wood storks head to Augusta no longer endangered

...won't get enough food for foraging and there will be nest abandonment."Terri Jenkins, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer, said cold, wet weather is also deadly to chicks. But threatened status protects nesting and feeding areas from being hunted...

Advancing Nuclear Skills Regionally grants from Department of Energy help schools build nuclear programs

...the area over the next decade to fill jobs at the new sites and replace retiring workers.Jeff Archie, the chief nuclear officer for SCE&G, said the education partnerships created by the federal grants have been crucial for filling gaps in the workforce...

Global tensions don't curb enthusiasm for stocks as market extends its correction-free streak

...earlier."The fundamental underpinnings of this bull market remain very much intact," says Katie Nixon, the chief investment officer for wealth management at Northern Trust.The Federal Reserve has held short-term interest rates at close to zero for almost...