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Rent plan worth try

...program. They would, in turn, receive a property tax break on the same three-year scale. The downtown areas would be the pilot program. If it works, spread it to other struggling areas of Aiken and Richmond counties.Robbie BellamyNorth Augusta, S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-24/rent-plan-worth-try
Richmond County Board of Education approves Performance Learning Center expansion

...Board of Education on Tuesday approved a pilot program to create a satellite virtual laboratory...virtual lab.The "Youniversity" lab pilot program, affiliated with the Tubman Education...planned it out," Howard said. "It's a pilot program; we can stop it if we want. To...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-19/richmond-county-board-edu
Flipping a small part of real estate scene

...new. But when they're owned by the home office and attempt to target their own employees, that's new. One of only 12 pilot Wal-Mart Care Clinics is opening in the Wal-Mart on Knox Avenue in North Augusta on Friday. For company employees, a visit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-23/flipping-sm
Local veteran says VA contractor examinations not thorough enough

...exams. "They're notorious for turning down veterans."The VA first contracted with QTC in 1998 to conduct exams under a pilot program. Since then, the group has provided more than 3 million physical exams and 2 million diagnostic tests, while its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-17/local-veteran-says-va-contra
Tax protests, goats making news this week

...The state of South Carolina announced it would pay for 100 obese government workers to get stomach-shrinking surgery in a pilot program the next year.Beard caught hell from all over when she acknowledged asking a developer to write a check for $20...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-16/tax-protests-go
Goat project aimed at maintenance of detention ponds going to work Thursday in Hephzibah

Augusta's pilot project using goats to maintain the city's hundreds of detention ponds gets under way Thursday with the deployment of a small...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-06/goat-project-aimed-maint
Augusta goat deployment delayed till Monday

...veterinary care and the city builds a second shelter for them at the pilot site."We never intended to leave them out through the weekend...Interim Deputy Administrator Steve Cassell said Thursday.The pilot program, modeled on other cities, aspires to use goats as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-07/augusta-goat-deployment-
Augusta goat project gets under way

Nine goats went to work Wednesday eating overgrown vegetation at an Augusta detention pond in a government pilot project intended to cut costs and help reduce mosquito breeding areas.D.W. Williams, whose house overlooks the pond, welcomed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-13/augusta-goat-project-get
Frank Keenan

...his country in the Marine Corps as a fighter pilot in the Pacific theater during WWII and in the...shaped his career. Frank was a commercial pilot for Eastern Airlines, and then became a test pilot for Northrup Aircraft. Continuing at Northrup...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172179183
Augusta goat maintenance program delayed another day

...a shelter intended to house the goats at the site fell apart late last week and a new one had to be built.The start of the pilot program was first announced for last Thursday, but delayed by veterinary care city officials said the goats had to receive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-11/augusta-goat-maintenance