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Columbia County upgrades to stoplights to be finished by end of March

...InSync, an adaptive traffic-control system that coordinates the timing of lights...week in April forthe tournament.The system uses computerized intersections to allow...past three to four years to launch the system and typically run signals on a 120- to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-04/columbia-county-upgrades-sto
Program for English language learners grows in Augusta schools

...is one of around 400 students in the Richmond County school system participating in the program, up from just 70 in 2012.In...For Cliett, that goal also holds true for the entire school system."We want to make sure we are meeting our children where they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-04/program-english-language-
Immigration enforced poorly

...left but rarely supported by fact, "our broken immigration system" has been one of the most prominent. No one reciting this...are "broken." The real explanation is that, although the system could be more efficient, it really isn't broken. This is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-05/immigration-enforced-poo
Ga. eyes insurance overhaul

...health plan to include the state's five Level 1 trauma centers as "in-network" facilities.That would help Grady Health System, a trauma center in Atlanta that is now "out-of-network" for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members.Blue Cross...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/ga-eyes-insurance-overhaul
Former Richmond County coroner indicted in federal court

...2012.The identity theft charge carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.A joint federal and state investigation led to Tuten's arrest Dec. 19, 2013, on a single charge of theft. A Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-05/former-richmond-county
Columbia County officials pursue overdue stormwater fees

...He said the county doesn't have a good history of collecting these overdue fees, in part because it hasn't had a good system to pursue the debts or a way to compel owners to pay up."We've sent out collection letters and we have got some to pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-05/columbia-county-officials-pur
Columbia County planning board delays water park decision

...northern end of the site.The main concern was that the property doesn't have adequate infrastructure ? it would use a system of two-lane roads, septic tanks and drain fields ? to support the volume of traffic, wastewater and noise pollution associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/columbia-county-planning-boa
Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

...schools.That likely reflects temporary layoffs of school bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other employees during school system closures. Workers on temporary layoffs can apply for unemployment aid.Still, the four-week average of applications for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/applications-us-jobless-ai
S.C. gun 'reciprocity' bill proposal thrills some, concerns others

...Sheriffs' Association, who grew up in North Augusta, sounded a warning. He emphasized that South Carolina has a central permit system, while Georgia's issuance process is, in part, fragmented across select probate judges."The idea of changing our laws...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/sc-gun-reciprocity-bill-prop
Those darn squirrels...

...jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day, the copilot was providing passengers with commentary about landmarks over the PA system."Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. It was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-05/those-darn-squirrels