Susan McCord

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Augusta road lighting project gets shorter and more frequent

City engineers are adding 72 light poles to a Walton Way project after contractors encountered "conflicts."
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Voter rolls growing ahead of November presidential election

Columbia County had 99,214 registered voters as of Sept. 19, while Richmond County currently has 98,484, according to elections officials.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

School system offers improvement plan

Richmond County Board of Education and Super­intendent Angela Pringle presented a program of information to Augusta commissioners Friday.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Leases signed for new veterans' housing project

Freedom's Path and Augusta Veterans Residences Limited will renovate and operate 98 units of housing for homeless and at-risk veterans on the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center's uptown campus.
By Susan McCord

Schools chief updates Augusta Commission on status, needs

Richmond County’s superintendent of schools reached out to Augusta commissioners to help close an underachievement gap that exists in certain Richmond County schools.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Augusta Commission, school board hold joint meeting

School system officials are expected to update Augusta commissioners about needy schools in their districts at a Friday breakfast meeting.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Port Authority seeking Augusta marina operator

The ideal candidate to run Augusta's marinas might expand the scope of services to include canoe and kayak rentals.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Fort Gordon leaders say post is becoming a world class facility

Fort Gordon continues to change and isn't the same Army post where Augusta commissioners served and lived, leadership said at a Tuesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Mayor's signature item moves to full commission

The commission meets with top Fort Gordon brass ahead of its Tuesday regular meeting.
By Susan McCord

Firms vie to design new Augusta arena

Although funding isn't certain, Augusta's coliseum authority moved forward Monday with hiring a firm to design a facility to replace James Brown Arena.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Pardon our Mess: Furniture mess after eviction

Furniture and other belongings were strewn by vandals across a yard and sidewalk on Greene Street after a Sept. 8 eviction.
By Susan McCord

Riverfront music venue still low on shows

The 26-year-old Jessye Norman Amphitheater isn't included in current downtown renovation plans.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Downtown master plan looks at transport

About 20 who attended offered suggestions such as connecting Augusta's Imperial and Miller theatres with a pedestrian "plaza" in Broad Street and extending the Augusta Common from Broad Street to ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Public defender offices nearing completion

The new offices of the Augusta Circuit Public Defender's Office will soon serve criminal defendants from Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties in the former main Augusta library in the 900 block ...
By Susan McCord

Downtown parking, food truck issues raised

Participants focused on a handful of issues Wednesday in discussions about an update being made to Augusta's master plan for downtown.
By Susan McCord

City settles in wrongful arrest suit

The Augusta Commission has authorized a $300,000 settlement with a man incorrectly identified as a suspect and held 10 days in a 2014 smash-and-grab robbery at Costco.
By Susan McCord

Panel votes to remove mayor's signature line

Augusta commissioners made quick work of Mayor Hardie Davis' objection to a new policy about use of law department resources and voted to remove his signature line from the document Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Hyde Park owners protest values assigned to buyout properties

A handful of Hyde Park property owners vowed Tuesday to continue a fight for greater compensation for their condemned homes.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Mayor fights new ordinance policy

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.
By Susan McCord

Property tax bills mailed Tuesday

Property owners who pay by Oct. 3 get a 1 percent discount on school and local government taxes, according to Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick.
By Susan McCord
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