Rabid bats caught in south Augusta

The Richmond County Health Department issued a warning Monday after four rabid bats were caught...with a rabid animal, residents are asked to contact the Richmond County Health Department at (706) 667-4234.

Rabid bat found in Goshen

...the Goshen subdivision, according to the Richmond County Health Department.Augusta Animal Services retrieved the bat...contact between humans and wild animals to Richmond County Health Department at (706) 667-4234. Report contact of...

Mosquito complaints increased last year

...the result of more residential properties and swimming pools being abandoned or neglected in the city.The Richmond County Health Department received 2,122 complaints through Augusta's 311 hotline last year, a total that has steadily grown from...

Richmond County teen pregnancy rate continues to fall

...condoms, he used to be able to walk to the front desk, get the condoms and leave," said Kelly Bushey, Richmond County Health Department manager. "Now, once a guy says he needs condoms, they sign in and have to meet with health educators...

Dogs kill retention pond goats

...were kind of our mascots," he said.The goat pilot program put in place by the Augusta Commission and Richmond County Health Department last year had been heralded as a cost-effective way to maintain vegetation.Engineering Director Abie...

Residents warned of rabies threat after raccoon tests positive

...in the area Monday. Tests at a virology lab confirmed the animal was rabies positive.Employees with the Richmond County Health Department went through the nearby neighborhoods Wednesday putting up fliers and talking to residents about possible...

CSRA Partnership for Community Health dissolving to let centers continue work

...retire but continue to volunteer for various health organizations.The partnership began in 1993 when the Richmond County Health Department, Richmond County Commission and University Hospital met to discuss ways to improve health care in the area...

Westside High tuberculosis case investigated

...released by the Georgia Department of Public Health. The student's "close contacts" are being tested by the Richmond County Health Department's TB staff.Richmond County school Superintendent Angela Pringle said the school system was working closely...

Augusta Commission to discuss budget options

...Fort Gordon pilot bus route and recreation department security.Plan "A" cuts 23 outside agencies, from Richmond County Health Department to Miracle Making Ministries, to 25 percent less than the agencies received in 2014, for a savings of...

1 dead, 1 hospitalized following incident at Augusta home, Hazmat crews called to investigate

...the investigation by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and Augusta's Code Enforcement Divison. The Richmond County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta have been notified of the incident.After extensive testing...