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Augusta fire chief stepping down, administrator says

...administrator said.The chief, a city firefighter since 1974, was earning $101,385 annually.Willis, who was named permanent fire chief in 2005 after a brief interim stint, has come under fire recently as several issues have become public, the first...
Augusta narrowing options for new fire chief

Without a permanent fire chief or emergency management director since the October retirements of four of the department's top leaders, Augusta is moving closer to finding a replacement for Howard Willis.
New year, same old song; issues mire in racial ire

...the Dec. 19 commission vote to fire Engineering Department Director Teresa Smith and to hire Howard Willis as permanent fire chief. The Rev. Williams said the actions were not acceptable to the entire community because it looked as though they...
Metro | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Decision on mayor will wait

...the interim mayor selection process should be done in the light of day. Meanwhile, no decision was made on a permanent fire chief. City Administrator Fred Russell backed off on recommending one of the two finalists for the job as had been planned...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Second finalist comes to city for interview

...belongs in the business of providing emergency medical service. It's our business." Commissioners are seeking a permanent fire chief to fill the post vacated by Chief Al Gillespie, who resigned to become chief of the North Las Vegas Fire Department...
Year in review

...salary for the position is $92,000. On Feb. 25, Mr. Gillespie accepts the job, becoming the city's first permanent fire chief in 10 months. 20:Officials announce that an undercover agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation signed...
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Close vote OKs new fire chief

...the job at a salary of $92,000 a year. Once the chief officially accepts, he will become the city's first permanent fire chief in 10 months. Commissioner Bobby Hankerson, who spearheaded renewed talks with the chief after two unsuccessful...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Fire chief talks hinge on salary

...rallied enough support to offer the job to Yakima, Wash., Fire Chief Al Gillespie, giving Augusta its first permanent fire chief in more than 10 months. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss hiring Chief Gillespie at a 3 p.m. meeting today...
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
What role did politics play in decision?

The city has yet to hire a permanent fire chief, and the casual observer has been left wondering why, after all the time and money that has been invested in finding someone...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Panel rejects fire-chief choice

Augusta still doesn't have a permanent fire chief. The Augusta Commission rejected Administrator George Kolb's recommendation Tuesday to hire Al Gillespie, the chief of the...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission