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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Georgia signers of Declaration honored at ceremony

About 70 people marked the significance of Augusta and Georgia in the founding of the United States at the fifth annual Fourth of July Signers Monument ceremony.
By Susan McCord

Presidential candidates Cruz, Huckabee will visit Augusta area

With a presidential primary almost eight months away, metro Augusta is already receiving visits from Re­pub­li­can hopefuls.
By Susan McCord

Friday, July 3, 2015

Lemonade stand raises money for cancer patients

Learning about the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has marked a new chapter in Sam Anthony's life.
By Susan McCord

Finalists for Augusta housing director interviewed

Augusta is nearing the end of a search to replace former Housing and Community Development Direc­tor Chester Wheeler, who resigned in December.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Former ANIC chief up for housing, development job

The former head of the struggling Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. turned up Wednesday on Augusta's list of four finalists to head the Augusta Housing and Community Development department.
By Susan McCord

Sims stepping down at end of term

State Rep. Barbara Sims said she is satisfied to leave a legacy that includes advancing transportation, school choice and the needs of Georgia Regents University during a decade in the Georgia House.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Administrator lays out top concerns

Augusta's lack of a comprehensive facilities plan, personnel issues, heavy reliance on contractors and need for economic development are areas that should be focused on in coming months, City ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vote to merge local governments marks 20th anniversary

This week marked 20 years since Richmond County voters approved the consolidation of Augusta-Richmond County, setting in motion the current form of city government.
By Susan McCord

Authority to seek $15 million in SPLOST for new arena

Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority on Tuesday agreed to formally request $15 million in the city's next sales tax package to help fund construction of a $110 million facility to replace ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 22, 2015

Elections board to remove 500 inactive voters from rolls

The Richmond County Board of Elections is preparing to remove from voter registration lists nearly 500 former residents who haven't updated address information.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, June 20, 2015

SPLOST funding applications start coming in

About 20 percent of what's expected to be a nearly $200 million tax package is already spoken for.
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 19, 2015

Authority reduces SPLOST goal for new arena

Rather than seeking $90 million to $110 million from Augusta's next sales tax package for a new civic center, the Coliseum Authority is looking to craft a financing deal that will include just $10 ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mayor's authority questioned

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson are having a disagreement over whether she works for him. Davis said Jackson made the assertion that she doesn't, leaving him ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nov. 3 is date for SPLOST referendum

The Augusta Commission on Tuesday agreed to hold the city's next sales tax referendum on Nov. 3 instead of March 1 and to terminate a little-used pilot bus route to Fort Gordon.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 15, 2015

Commission to vote on November sales tax referendum

A final vote on whether to hold the next sales tax referendum Nov. 3 goes before the Augusta Commission on Tuesday for approval.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Arena study leaves unanswered questions

A study commissioned by the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority said Augusta is ripe for a new 10,000-seat civic center to replace the 35-year-old James Brown Arena, but it left several ...
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 12, 2015

Plans to enhance Augusta's James Brown tribute advance

Inspired by a recent visit to Albany, Ga., an Augusta economic development subcommittee pushed ahead Friday with plans to enhance Augusta's tribute to James Brown.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mayor's office staying within budget

Mayor Hardie Davis remains within the budget afforded him by the Augusta Commission, but he maintains the limited funding is hurting the city.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Committee OKs November SPLOST vote

Three Augusta commissioners pushed through a November date for the city's next sales tax referendum, setting in motion a two-month schedule for developing a project list.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 8, 2015

Building space named for longtime elections director

Linda W. Beazley, the longtime executive director of Richmond County elections, was remembered for her commitment to fairness and her role in Georgia's transition to a uniform system of electronic ...
By Susan McCord
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