Susan McCord

Stories 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

Augusta commissioners try hands at economic development

A new subcommittee of commissioners is trying its hand at increasing economic development and tourism in Augusta.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Couple to lead effort to save Jewish temple

A museum of Jewish history may breathe new life into two historic city owned-buildings slated for demolition on the city government campus.
By Susan McCord

Committee hears plans for tearing down historic buildings

Recommendations the city demolish two historic 19th-century buildings on the municipal government campus go before an Augusta Commission committee Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New plans call for demolition of historic city structures

In early April city officials communicated to the preservation commission their desire to demolish the court building, and potentially the synagogue, to create additional parking and greenspace.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Berckmans Road development gets approval

A handful of his new constituents weren't pleased, but District 7 Commissioner Sean Frantom said his vote to OK a new gated community off Berckmans Road wasn't a hard one.
By Susan McCord

Monday, April 20, 2015

New commissioner faces rezoning issue on first day

Frantom, who'll be administered the oath of office a half-hour before Tuesday's meeting, will be called to represent the interests of District 7 in a rezoning decision.
By Susan McCord

Friday, April 17, 2015

Restricting goals draws foul in neighborhoods

Sammie Sias and the Richmond County Neighborhood Alliance have scored points fighting for quality growth in south Richmond County. But last week's effort to eliminate street basketball games might ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sports bar seeks later hours

Owners of Alter Ego'z persuaded Augusta Com­mis­sion member Dennis Wil­­­­liams to return the club's request to amend city alcohol laws to allow restaurants that serve ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Conditions at public defender's office shock leaders

A trip to county jail or state prison might not be the worst sight ahead for some of Augusta's poorest criminal defendants.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Frantom wins District 7 seat

Augusta Commission District 7 will have a new representative with Sean Frantom's Tuesday runoff victory over interim commissioner Louis "Hap" Harris.
By Susan McCord

Basketball goal ban blocked

Commissioner Sammie Sias' effort to get a specific city ban on basketball goals in city streets and rights-of-way failed to advance Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Monday, April 13, 2015

Frantom, Harris compete in runoff today

The race to fill the unexpired term of resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith enters its final stretch with today's special election runoff between Hap Harris and Sean Frantom.
By Susan McCord

Basketball goals, EEO firing on committee agendas

Augusta Commission member Sammie Sias is taking aim at residents who set up basketball goals in cul-de-sacs or on city rights of way to play ball in the road.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, April 11, 2015

What's New - Augusta Goats

Augusta had some new kids in town this Masters Week.
By Susan McCord

Friday, April 10, 2015

Contractors back Harris with donations

Local government contractors are putting their money behind sitting commissioner Louis "Hap" Harris, who has now raised nearly $27,000 in pursuit of the District 7 commission seat.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Augusta has a new mayor this Masters Week

Augusta's new mayor got his Masters Week wish with Tiger Woods' decision to play the golf tournament.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Jackson discusses first months as administrator

Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson sat down with The Augusta Chronicle last week to discuss her first four months on the job.
By Susan McCord
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I-20 work today near bridge

This morning a Georgia Department of Transportation District concrete crew will begin sawing a broken concrete slab on Interstate 20 eastbound at the approach to the Savannah River Bridge.
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