Susan McCord

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

Although no one has promised Jackie Hayter that paying a new stormwater fee will get her Jamaica Drive drainage issues addressed, it’s a chance she is willing to take.
By Susan McCord

Pardon Our Mess: Intersection of Belair and Wrightsboro roads

Augusta Engineering Director Abie Ladson said the intersection work is part of the larger $21.6 million widening project being managed by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
By Susan McCord

Friday, May 22, 2015

City officials amazed by Albany's riverfront efforts

A small Augusta contingent visited downtown Albany, Ga., on Friday to examine the city's effort to capitalize on its most famous native son.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Commission delays action on stormwater fee, demolitions

With four absent colleagues and facing a critical gallery, Augusta commissioners again delayed action on implementing a stormwater fee and deciding whether to demolish two historic buildings.
By Susan McCord

Monday, May 18, 2015

Stormwater fee back before commission

Commission members who will be in attendance at Tuesday's meeting - at least two have planned absences - said they aren't sure how a vote on the fee will go.
By Susan McCord

Richmond Summit resident wants alley opened

Lamar Hawkins is just one man among more than 130 people who live at Richmond Summit, but he wants to make a difference for the low-income complex's mostly disabled residents.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Owner, city at odds over Lake Aumond lot

Mostly tranquil for the last 25 years, the banks of Lake Aumond are the site of a new legal storm brought forth by the owner of a relatively narrow lakefront lot.
By Susan McCord

Friday, May 15, 2015

Augusta Commission to visit Albany to review Charles tribute

Seeking to get ideas on how best to capitalize economically on the James Brown statue downtown, some Augusta Commission members will take a day trip to Albany, Ga., next week to view the city's ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Augusta scores in middle of AARP 'livability' index

A new index from AARP gave the city 51 out of 100 points for meeting current and future needs of residents.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Motion for partial demolition passes

Augusta Commission members again gave hope about preserving two historic buildings on the downtown government campus.
By Susan McCord

Monday, May 11, 2015

Historic buildings fate on today's agenda

Debate about the fate of two 19th-century buildings on the city government campus will continue Tuesday at a meeting of Augusta's Public Services Committee.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Commission questions linger on stormwater fee

Though they're set to vote May 19, a growing number of Augusta Com­mission members still have questions about plans to charge residents a fee to cover stormwater management.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Unaltered pet fee would be $100

Though they stopped short of making pet spaying and neutering mandatory, an Augusta subcommittee agreed Thursday to impose a relatively steep licensing fee for owners of unaltered pets.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Augusta Recreation survey seeks public input

Residents can chart the course of public recreation in Augusta-Richmond County using two survey methods now available.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Commission OKs restaurant hours change

When alcohol sales end, Augusta restaurants can remain open under a code amendment approved by the Augusta Commission on Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Commission delays action on demolitions as URA joins fight

Two historic buildings on the city government campus -- an old synagogue and a former court building -- were again spared the wrecking ball.
By Susan McCord

Monday, May 4, 2015

Another restaurant seeks later hours

Late-night dining could return to the city after the Augusta Commission hears Tuesday from another restaurant wanting to serve food into the early-morning hours.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, May 2, 2015

City not unified on saving history

A push to tear down two historic buildings on the city government campus and brush off the city's Historic Preservation Commission has divided the troops in Georgia's second-oldest city.
By Susan McCord

Friday, May 1, 2015

City plans advance to make over James Brown statue site

Augusta commissioners were brimming with ideas Friday to increase downtown tourism, starting with a makeover for the bronze James Brown statue.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stormwater fee set for approval

The fee has met widespread disapproval at public meetings held across the city, including a final meeting in Blythe.
By Susan McCord
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