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Goats might be used to clear ponds

...four-legged solution to maintaining the hundreds of retention ponds in Richmond County: goats.At the Richmond County Board of Health meeting Tuesday night, environmental health county manager Randy Wishard said his service is looking to team...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-01-14/goats-might-be-used-clear-po
Health District Director on leave to July

...Health District is taking a long leave of absence, apparently to deal with a personal loss, a member of the Richmond County Board of Health said.In response to a request for an interview, Dr. Ketty Gonzalez sent an e-mail Friday afternoon announcing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-04-04/health-district-director-lea
Augusta Commission rejects smoking ban

...hoped we could discuss something of this nature and to hear all of the facts."Dr. Terrence Cook, a former Richmond County Board of Health chairman who has been working on a tougher smoking ordinance for Augusta since the 1990s, called it appalling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-11-05/augusta-commission-rejects-s
GRU TB testing not affected by shortage

...shortage of testing products does not appear to be affecting the testing at GRU, a spokeswoman said. But at the Richmond County Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, county nurse manager Carol Bryant said it has reduced TB testing to just contacts of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-12/gru-tb-testing-not-affected-
Health department looking for new nurse manager

The Richmond County Health Department is looking for a new county nurse manager, the Richmond County Board of Health learned Tuesday night.Carol Bryant left at the end of September to go to a home infusion company, East Central Health District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-10-08/health-department-looking-ne
Vote Echols for District 7

...record serving west Augusta for 12 years on the Richmond County Board of Education, as well as 10 years on the Richmond County Board of Health. His commitment to our community and to our children's education; a successful career; and devotion to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2012-09-30/vote-echols-district-7
Project Access in its 10th year of helping uninsured in Augusta

...400,000 at University's request and with the urging of Dr. Terrence Cook, then the chairman of the Richmond County Board of Health. Cook is now president of Project Access and chairman of its board of directors."We've been able to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-10-08/project-access-its-10th-year
Similar message, different backgrounds in District 7 Augusta Commission race

...former president of the West Augusta Alliance, a coalition of neighborhood associations, and he served on the Richmond County Board of Health for a decade.What sets him apart from Smith is time, Echols said."You either need to be retired or self-employed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2012-10
'Food swamps' in Augusta lack healthy food

...communities are at a disadvantage, said Deborah Presnell, a facilitator with Healthy Augusta and a member of the Richmond County Board of Health."People need a choice and the healthy choice should be the easy choice," she said. "For the poor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-03-16/food-swamps-augusta-lack-hea
TB patient gets second chance to comply with medical treatment

...will represent him at a hearing before Jolly would order an involuntary commitment of up to two years.The Richmond County Board of Health petitioned the court for assistance in Pearre's case.Pearre was diagnosed with TB in January. Though...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-31/tb-patient-gets-second