Around the block

...occasions, may be felt in the surrounding area. The bomb squad is also obtaining digital message boards from the Richmond County Fire Department to place in strategic areas to notify the public. When Help Can't Wait will host the Rock & Roll Dinner...

Ex-Fire Chief Howard Willis dies

...Bubba" Willis, who died Sunday.Willis, 66, started his firefighting career with the old Su burban Richmond County Fire Department in 1974, according to Chronicle archives, and worked in a number of departments over three decades.As...

Rebecca Amelia Smith - James Edward Gay Jr.

...graduate of Curtis Baptist Schools. He is the owner of All Seasons Heating and Air and employed by Augusta-Richmond County Fire department as a firefighter/EMT. Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her cousin, Nikki Hargreaves of...

Apartment fire takes life of Augusta man

...statement.Tillman's body was sent to GBI's Atlanta Lab for a Friday autopsy, the statement said.The Richmond County Fire Department and Sheriff's Office are still investigating the blaze, according to the statement.

Vacant mobile home destroyed in fire

...responded to the 4100 block of Wallie Drive, where a trailer was fully engulfed in flames, according to Richmond County Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin."The structure had been vacant and empty for a long time," Griffin said.No...

Abandoned homes continue to weigh on Augusta's future

...of the 454 reported residential fires in Augusta were in vacant homes, according to information from the Richmond County Fire Department."It has evolved into a citywide epidemic," said Augusta Commission member Grady Smith, who is mayor...

West Augusta neighborhood unites for foreclosure rebound

...festival is free and open to the public, and donations are welcome.It will feature demonstrations by the Richmond County Fire Department; three inflatables; a cookout sponsored by BI-LO and Coca Cola; and performances by AcostA, an Augusta...

Augusta debris burning unlawful without permit

Richmond County Fire Department officials are reminding residents to not burn the piles of debris stacking up through the area after last week's ice storm...

Ice storm brought our community together

...community came together to help one another. Officers with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department and other first responders worked around the clock to help those in need. Regular citizens were checking...

Common household items can cause fires, officials warn

...products we may not even want to bring them into our homes," said Lt. Carlton Bradley of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department.In the last year, Bradley said he's seen two cases of home fires that resulted from homeowers not knowing...