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Rants & Raves

...minimal improvements at animal control, allowing rescue groups to go in and get animals out. However the overall attitude and operation of the facility has not changed: still stagnant and complacent while dogs and cats are sick and dying. Where is the compassion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-21/rants-raves
Longtime court administrator passes the torch

...kind of guy. He values efficiency more than fame and is happy to spend his days tending to the details of the day-to-day operation of the courts."I'm the quiet man who makes things move," Gunnels said.Gunnels has been instrumental in designing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-21/longtime-court-a
Georgia Democrats, Republicans reach out to voters

...will be drastically different than campaigns in years past," he said. "We're running a very precise, data-driven operation."The Republicans can say the same thing.The technology goes to a system that ties together a database of information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-20/georgia-democr
Say 'no' to higher taxes

...Really? Where were you yesterday? Where are you today?So, where has the money gone? Property taxes fund maintenance and operation of the government. The city's own figures show the "Net M&O Digest" has grown $246,882,000 over the past five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-08-18/say-no-higher-ta
Latest Vogtle spending approved; plea for water conservation ignored

...Vogtle's Unit Three will begin commercial operation in late 2017, and Unit Four will begin operation during the fourth quarter of 2018. The...Vogtle Units 3 and 4 now, the long-term operation of all the reactors will be improved and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-20/latest-vogtle-spending-appro
Sex trafficking of minor ends with lengthy prison terms

...teen's exploitation. When Daniels found out about the new operation, she called an anonymous tip line that set a federal investigation...brought to Augusta.The short duration of the trafficking operation was a significant factor in the sentencing reduction.Barnes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-19/sex-trafficking-minor-
Coliseum Authority | The Augusta Chronicle

...Monday, April 12, 2010 Coliseum Authority The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority was established to manage the operation and maintenance of the James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium, Augusta's premier entertainment venues. Beset by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/coliseum-authority
Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant | The Augusta Chronicle

...The facility is home to two nuclear reactor units that began operation in the late 1980s. Each unit is capable of generating...In June of 2009, the license governing Plant Vogtle's operation was extended for another 20 years. Construction is underway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/vogtle-nuclear-powe
North Augusta City Council | The Augusta Chronicle

...of the City Council include: adopting an annual budget; establishing property tax rates; enacting policies concerning the operation of the city; enacting local ordinances; and appointing the Municipal Judges, City Attorney, City Clerk, and members of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/north-augusta-city-council
Poultry operation eyes Aiken County

...counties, while the owners of the existing Chicken Shak, LLC, are asking state regulators for permission to expand its operation in Clarendon County.The public may comment on the Aiken County proposal, which also includes plans for managing manure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-11/poultry-ope