Retired Army officer opening Augusta's first craft brewery

...must make 50 percent of their revenue from food sales to remain open under state laws, said Augusta Licensing Director Rob Sherman."That is really hard for a brewery," said Ann Wohlstadter, the manager of Poplar Creek Brewing, a local retailer...

Columbia County randomly checks contractors for licenses

...I am getting positive feedback from Richmond County," Zapata, a Grovetown electrician, said of his meeting with Rob Sherman, Augusta's deputy director of development, on harsher standards for contractors. "They're looking at it very...

Trampoline parks operate with few regulations

...and sprinkler systems, but they do not check the trampoline gym equipment or regulate how the devices are used, said Rob Sherman, the city's deputy director of development.AirStrike managers say they stress safety measures, require customers...

St. John Towers reviews safety after Evans retirement home fire

...requirements, but they, too, don't routinely return to inspect building interiors absent serious complaints, said Rob Sherman, the deputy development director for Augusta Planning and Develop ment.

Augusta's code enforcement division moves to Municipal Building

...and renew business licenses and obtain building permits at the new third-floor headquarters starting Monday, said Rob Sherman, the deputy director of development.Customers can also pay for construction trailer permits, demolition and mothballing...

Ride-hailing platform Uber uncharted territory for Augusta

...Augusta, ride-hailing is still a largely uncharted territory for the area.Augusta License and Inspection Director Rob Sherman said the city is in the early stages of conducting research on how best to regulate Uber."They're located here...

Abandoned homes continue to weigh on Augusta's future

...Depart ment ? increased from $153,000 in 2013 to $200,000 in 2014, but it has been set at $35,000 this year.Rob Sherman, the deputy director of planning and development, said like in past fiscal years, the amount could increase as the city...

City inspectors look to demolish Goodale House

...Goodale House, will be upheld in State Court because they have Augusta code and years of reported neglect on their side.Rob Sherman, director of Augusta's License and Inspection Department, said his staff plans to ask a State Court judge in early...

City officials stop apparent cell tower work

...application for installation of a tower."They do not have a permit; they do not have the zoning for it," said Rob Sherman, deputy director of development for the city's planning and development office.Sherman said the extent of work...

Augusta Commission nixes alcohol license fee increase, approves amendments

...included the fee increases among several amendments to the alcohol ordinance, Planning and Development Deputy Director Rob Sherman said the fees would remain lower than those in Atlanta, Gwinnett County and Dekalb County and go into the city's...