Rants & Raves

...public information officer making over $40,000 a year? Augusta is not New York City. Why do the Fire and Utilities departments need their own public information officers? Spokesman tasks could be handled by the department heads.ANOTHER...

Augusta public defender's office could move into former library

The former main library on Greene Street, under renovation since May as the new headquarters for Augusta's utilities department, now appears destined to house the Augusta Public Defender's Office.

Finding job not easy for those with criminal past

...because of the conviction.He recently left his job at a local factory for a better-paying job with the Augusta utility department, which seemed a sure bet. However, after putting in his two weeks' notice, Smith said he learned the city job...

Pardon Our Mess: Utility markings

...Painted lines and symbols marring sidewalks and roadsWHO'S RESPONSIBLE: All utilities, including Augusta's utilities department, must mark all of their underground lines before anyone is allowed to dig. It is a state law.ACTION PROMISED...

Aiken neighborhoods told to boil water

...morning. According to a bulletin released by the city: "As a precaution, the City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department has issued a 'Boil Water Advisory' for customers affected by the break who lost water pressure. Customers in...

Student research on Augusta Canal supports trout fishery

...were higher than allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Augusta Utilities Department.Testing the waters allowed the utilities department to search for the sites of contaminated water entering the canal, Barrett said. Leaking...

Boil water, Croft Mill Road residents told

...need to boil their water for the next 24 hours.According to a news release, the City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department issued a "Boil Water Advisory" as a precaution for customers affected by the break who lost water pressure...

Rants & Raves

...same time that the Middle East is falling apart. This will bear bitter fruit. HOW MUCH LONGER will the Augusta utilities department bills open from the bottom? RAVE TO THE Augusta Commission for firing the EEOC coordinator and accepting the resignation...

Some commissioners want full-time status

...operations. (The 2015 number is estimated by the utility department.) There's the franchise fee that commissioners...salaries for other departments' employees who do some utility department work.Money is similarly transferred from the...

New mayor brings formal attitude

...Departments that use GPS tracking include recreation, public works, utilities, and fire.Has anybody been checking up on any of them? Remember a few years ago, a meter reader was selling cocaine out of a utility department truck.