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New recreational park named in local contest

...The $7 million project will be known as Diamond Lakes Regional Park, said Tom Beck Jr., Augusta recreation and parks director. It is on Windsor Springs Road south of Tobacco Road. The name was chosen after more than 300 entries were received...
Across the area

...throughout Georgia because of its outstanding organization and accomplishments the past year, city Recreation and Parks Director Tom Beck Jr. said. The award will be presented during the annual Georgia conference on recreation and parks Nov...
Plan ahead to enjoy fall's leaf show

...crowds each season."Fall is a great time to get outdoors and explore our beautiful state," said Georgia State Parks Director Becky Kelley. "We have short nature trails that are good for children, as well as longer trails that are perfect...
Rants & Raves

...across the busy four-lane highway dodging cars.THE JOBS OF AUGUSTA human resources director and recreation and parks director have apparently been vacant for a year. If human resources and parks continue to operate OK, obviously those two...
Some Georgia parks move to private management

...several years of tight budgets."Our toolbox is limited to really make these facilities thrive," said Georgia state parks director Becky Kelley.The budget cuts are a national trend. Besides the personnel cuts, Kelley has imposed reductions in...
Former recreation director bolsters suit against city administrator

...of interviews with candidates to replace Beck, meeting for about an hour with Robert Levine, the recreation and parks director in New Haven, Conn.Levine described managing the New Haven department through a 10-year downsizing from 106 to...
Aiken replaces fired parks director

AIKEN - The city of Aiken named its new Parks and Recreation director Tuesday. Meanwhile, officials refused to release details of former Director Terry Rhinehart's firing. Aiken's former Superintendent of Recreation Glenn Parker will replace Mr. Rhinehart, City Manager Roger LeDuc said. "(Mr. Parker) has been very active with the community and state organizations," Mr. LeDuc said Tuesday. Mr. Parker, who has worked for the city for 17 years, has served as director since his boss was suspended, then fired Oct. 26.
City suspends parks director

Parks and Recreation Director Tom Beck has been suspended for five days without pay after an inquiry into the department's hiring practices conducted last month.
Funding proposal stuns soccer club

...until then that Tom Beck, Augusta's recreation and parks director, made a proposal Thursday to city commissioners Tom Beck: Recreation and parks director proposed a 50 percent cut in funds for the West Augusta...
Something about Sanford Loyd

...capable hands have reached out to take the baton. Tommy Boyles, a former county commissioner and Recreation and Parks director, and local businessman and civic activist Steven Kendrick are in the race. And they're great candidates. But...