Georgia lawmakers need to protect taxpayers from the oppressive EPA

...administration's assault on their state's economy. Georgia's governor, its Environmental Protection Division, and its Public Service Commission also have weighed in, arguing the regulation is too costly or simply unworkable. Even liberal legal scholars...

Abandoned homes continue to weigh on Augusta's future

...shared by many city leaders.Last March, Augusta's public services committee authorized Phase 1 of a $3 million push...member Grady Smith, who is mayor pro tem and heads the public services committee.Smith proposed passing an ordinance to allow...

Increased oversight needed for troubled guardian ad litem program

...costs. THE EFFORT ALSO could develop specific guidelines for billings. Since the work of guardians is in part a public service (most do the work because they want to help children), their billings should be subject to some kind of review to...

South Carolina tells Uber to stop ride-sharing service in 4 cities; company to appeal order

...ride-sharing service that operates in four cities, a move Gov. Nikki Haley calls "extremely disappointing."The Public Service Commission issued a cease-and-desist order late Thursday.Uber launched its ride service in Charleston, Myrtle...

S.C. DHEC director Catherine Templeton resigns

...resignation is effective Monday.Appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley in 2010, Templeton said she fulfilled the four years of public service she committed to when she left the private sector. She served one year as Secretary of Labor before joining DHEC...

Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49 after extended fight with cancer

...helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the day's best plays. For much of those 20 years, public service and campaigns have kept me from my family ? but wherever I went, I could flip on the TV and Stu and his colleagues...

Commissioners Davis, Smith in line for mayor pro-tem appointment

...challenging task may be in formulating, with the mayor, commissioner assignments to the city's finance, public safety, public services, administrative services and engineering services committees. Each has four members."It's not hard if you know...

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

...costing hundreds of millions of dollars.An analyst for the Public Service Commission, Steven Roetger, said the timeline for finishing...and the city of Dalton, do not report their spending to the Public Service Commission.

Commissioners to elect new mayor pro tem

...each of the city's five standing committees: administrative services, public safety and information technology, public services, engineering services, and finance.Also up for discussion Tuesday is Commissioner Marion Williams' inquiry into...

NFL has work to do to restore image after domestic violence cases

...season progressed and the scandal unfolded, the league and its teams took steps to try to remedy the problems ? public-service ads, an increased focus on education and adopting a new, tougher policy, even though it was enacted without the...