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Public help sought in weekend slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 8:41am


Authorities are asking for assistance as they investigate a weekend homicide.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the slaying of Eugene Brown, 23, of Franklin Street, to contact investigators at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.

About 3 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1900 block of Second Avenue and discovered Brown dead from at least one gunshot wound.


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2 area companies facing OSHA fines

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 9:54pm


Two years after a run-in with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the HP Pelzer auto parts plant in Thomson is again facing penalties for workplace safety violations. And so is its former staffing agency, Augusta-based Sizemore Inc.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Atlanta-East office said the two companies face a total of $704,610 in penalties for 24 safety violations stemming from an inspection in March.

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Augusta mayor fights new ordinance policy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 9:47pm

Augusta’s mayor and commission are at odds again over a policy, approved in June, that requires a commission vote for the city law office to draft code amendments or new ordinances.

Mayor Hardie Davis, who has refused to sign the policy, said the requirement “impedes government operations, hinders legislative process and essentially nullifies representative democracy.”

Davis said he didn’t have any proposed code amendments or ordinances in mind, but he noted the commission’s lack of activity on amending or adding to the city code.

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