Fire Chief

Fire Chief Chris James taking some heat

Fire Chief Chris James taking some heat

When the Augusta Commission voted earlier this month to increase the entry-level salary of firefighters more than $3,000 to about $30,000 a year, there was a lot of grumbling going on across Richmond County. Employees throughout the Municipal Building, who have been waiting years for a raise, were clearly upset. Underpaid deputies in the Richmond read more

Sunday Insider: A county at odds

Sunday Insider: A county at odds

How smart is it for a town our size to have so many government entities at odds with each other? The answer is simple: It’s beyond ridiculous. Whether it is the dispute between the Augusta Fire Department and the private ambulance company, Gold Cross EMS, or the disagreement between officials at Augusta Regional Airport and read more

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