State, local officials urge disaster preparations

Pam Tucker has a simple philosophy: Be prepared, not overwhelmed.Before disaster strikes, Tucker ? the director of Columbia County's...

Flooded roads reported after heavy rain

...Harlem, 3.43 inches in Grovetown and 3.39 inches at Fort Gordon.Columbia County Emer gen cy Management Director Pam Tucker said parts of Co lum bia County saw up to 5 inches of rain, "most of which fell in less than two hours. Storm drains...

Parts of Columbia County see 3 inches of rain

...rainfall, from more than 3 inches to less than a half-inch Wednesday, when storms moved through the area.According to Pam Tucker, director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division, most of the rainfall recorded between 7 a.m. Wednesday...

Lane on Washington Road temporarily closed Wednesday

...beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday until work to make repairs on Washington Road is completed in the afternoon, according to Pam Tucker, DirectorColumbia County Emergency & Operations Division.Additionally, the outside left turn lane from Davis Road...

Columbia County blasting from site

...the sound came from construction blasting for the site of the Shoal Creek development.According to a statement from Pam Tucker, director of county emergency services, the blasting was to take place 1,000 feet from any residential structures...

More church security meetings planned

...go to praise.ga.gov/tools.For more information about the meeting, including times and location, e-mail Pam Tucker at ptucker@columbiacountyga.gov or call (706) 868-3303.

Baston Road reopens after gas leak

...close for hours. The school, homes, Earth Fare and other buildings in the vicinity were evacuated Saturday, said Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County's emergency and operations division.The 4-inch line was accidentally hit Saturday...

Overnight rain soaks Columbia County

...Overnight rainfall added to a particularly soggy 24 hours in Columbia County.According to a news release this morning from Pam Tucker, director of the county's Emergency Operations Division, almost 6 inches of rain fell in Appling. Rainfall levels for the time...

Augusta sees hottest week of year so far; highs expected to continue to break 100

...Columbia County has had its centers open since the beginning of the month, said Emergency Management Agency Director Pam Tucker."We do it every summer ? June 1 through the end of September ? so that any time during that time period that we have...

Rants & Raves

...it was certified, something went so horribly wrong for the 80-plus tenants, as well as the owners. But raves to Pam Tucker and the firefighters for all their hard work! I AGREE THAT PROVEN terrorists should not have death delayed at all...