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Columbia County stormwater chief makes plans for new revenue

...full capacity and hopefully help us get ahead of some projects for a change by possibly bidding out larger jobs to private contractors," Bennett said. "Right now, we're constantly chasing the tail of the tiger. Every time it rains, a new sinkhole...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-25/columbia-county-stormwater-ch
Appeals court hears Ga. pothole case

...sued the Effingham County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, Deputy Gary Provost, along with two private contractors and one of their employees, for damages they say they suffered when their truck struck a pothole on Chimney Road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-03/appeals-court-hears-ga
Atlanta streetcar system will likely be delayed

...more than double under two of three scenarios being considered.It would be an estimated $4.56 million for a private contractor to operate it; $4.24 million if MARTA is selected; and $3.18 million if the city is chosen.Planners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-01/atlanta-streetcar-system-will
Augusta-area residents continue to deal with storm's aftermath

...En viron mental Services departments are implementing staging areas where residents can drop off storm debris. Private contractors are required by city code to haul away any debris they cut.By this morning, Augusta staging locations will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-14/augusta-area-residents-contin
Security analyst at Fort Gordon admits to falsifying timesheets

A Beech Island woman employed with a private contractor used by the National Security Agency at Fort Gordon pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal charges in federal court.Allison Michelle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-11-12/security-analyst-fort-
Thurmond Lake timber sales delay shutdown budget effects

...office.As of Tuesday, Birdwell said, about 130 of the district's 799 civilian employees were furloughed.Private contractors have not been affected as much as federal employees."Contractors do work for us, but in many cases the money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-08/thurmond-lake-timber-sales-de
School bus drivers, crossing guards lose summer jobless benefits

...legislation opposed by organized labor and school-bus drivers, crossing guards and lunchroom workers, many employed by private contractors.In Augusta, however, the bill prevents Richmond County school crossing guards, who are employees of the city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-26/school-bus-drivers-cross
NSA leaker comes forward

...realized that I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good."Snowden left the CIA in 2009 to join a private contractor. He spent the past four years at the National Security Agency, the intelligence arm that monitors electronic communications...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2013-06-09/nsa-leaker-comes-forward
City of Augusta says transit savings did not materialize

...between their bid and the amount they billed us. In my opinion, it was not the true savings amount."Another private contractor ? McDonald Transit Services of Fort Worth, Texas ? stands ready to take on Augusta Public Transit when Mobility's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-07-02/city-augusta-says-transi
Slow down and get it right

...accountability here. The tickets were issued in error. And while the blame is being passed around ? the county says a private contractor working on the nearby Augusta Canal towpath inadvertently overstepped its authority to reduce the speed limit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-07-09/slow-down-and-get-it-