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Augusta names fire chief pick from DeKalb amid open records questions



AUGUSTA, Ga. — Augusta officials want to choose a DeKalb County fire leader as the consolidated city-county’s new fire chief, amid questions about whether the government is violating Georgia’s public records law by refusing to release information on other finalists.

The city-county posted notice Wednesday that Antonio Burden, now a deputy fire chief in DeKalb County, is the sole finalist for the job, local news outlets reported. The Augusta Commission must wait 14 days before voting to hire him.