A technical college in Augusta, Ga., helps to attract manufacturing companies to the region by promising training programs for workers. Companies can request customized training sessions on leadership, manufacturing maintenance and other skills, officials said.
Augusta, Ga., will appropriate $900,000 from a solid-waste fund to catch up on demolition of old and abandoned properties and to add an operations manager. The administrator will coordinate identification and demolition of properties.
A committee of the Augusta, Ga., City Commission has passed revisions to an animal-control ordinance that would prohibit tethering animals in yards and transporting animals in a pickup bed without a crate, among other provisions. The full commission is scheduled to vote on the ordinance Tuesday.
An equipment store in Augusta, Ga., has a demonstration area out back so employees can demonstrate safe use of chainsaws and show customers how to operate the safety break. Following winter storms this year, the company sharpened more than 6,000 chains in two weeks for customers, noted Harry McGahee, owner of Harry's Equipment Center.
Pilots from around the country are weighing in with letters to the editor after county commissioners in Augusta, Ga., proposed an increase in landing fees for general aviation. "Is Georgia working to prevent business?" asked a pilot from Ohio, while another from North Carolina noted: "We typically vote with our wallets. "