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Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Commission nixes private dancing license request

A Hephzibah woman's plans to perform as an exotic dancer for private parties and other places besides Augusta's three adult entertainment venues were stopped cold Tuesday by an Augusta Commission ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Augusta recreation master plan heads to full commission

An Augusta committee sent a $75 million recreation master plan to the full commission Tuesday without a recommendation after several commissioners had questions about the plan.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Backers of building new arena cheer performance report

A fiscal "best year yet" bolsters plans to build a new facility to replace the aging James Brown Arena, backers say.
By Susan McCord

$75 million park plan going to committee

Augusta's public services com­mit­tee has a big - and pricey - decision Tuesday on whether to commit as much as $75 million to enhancing recreation and parks.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Renovated mansion seen by owner as part of south Augusta revitalization

After discovering Windsor Manor on Historic Augusta's "Endangered Properties" list, Ian Shiverick said friends warned him against making the purchase.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Hyde Park activist not pleased with city buyout offer

Charles Utley, who fought to get Augusta to address contamination concerns in the Hyde Park community, now is questioning the city's offer of $90,500 for his four rental properties there.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Trial on Mercy Ministries rooming house delayed

Chief Magistrate Judge Wil­liam D. Jennings said Wednesday that he agreed to a continuance sought by Freddie Sanders, the attorney for Mercy Ministries, to allow city agencies to look at ...
By Susan McCord

Trinity CME Church demolition on hold

The future of historic Trinity CME Church in Augusta remains uncertain as Atlanta Gas Light has again delayed plans to demolish the church to receive more input from stakeholders.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

City classes can reduce stormwater fees

Private citizens can take a stormwater education class to reduce a business' monthly stormwater fee.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Several give Augusta administrator below-average grades in evaluation

Four commissioners denied giving Janice Allen Jackson bad marks; others and the mayor didn't respond to requests for comment.
By Susan McCord

Another storm fee information session set

City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson says aspects of the stormwater utility fee remain misunderstood among members of the public.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

City changing water testing procedures for lead

Testing next month will instruct homeowners to fill a wide-mouthed bottle as they would a glass of water.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Augusta Commission approves millage

The rate for local government operations is 9.794 mills, a 0.002-mill increase over last year that will raise the city portion of a tax bill about 7 cents on a $100,000 house, according to Finance ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Meeting discusses Augusta animal ordinance changes

Augusta Animal Services Director Sharon Broady presented details of the animal ordinance Wednesday at Gracewood Community Center, in the first of five information sessions that will be held by the ...
By Susan McCord

Heritage Academy files action to take over Knox Center properties

In a quiet title action filed Monday, the parochial school claims several deeds issued by the Peter Knox Community Service Center Owners Association break covenants intended to ensure the ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Commission vote to reappoint assessors chairman fails

The Augusta Commission voted 5-3-2 on reappointing longtime Board of Assessors Chairman Charles Smith, but six votes were needed to pass the measure.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

City looks to limit future severance packages

At a work session Monday, Cali­fornia employment attorney Jona­than Boxer said Augusta's policy of paying severance to employees who leave voluntarily or retire is "highly unusual," and he ...
By Susan McCord

Mayor pro tem pushes to reappoint assessors chairman

Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith said he was contacted by other assessors board members asking him to reappoint the chairman.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Area GOP officials still backing Trump

Area Republican officials say they stand strong behind GOP presidential nominee Don­ald Trump despite apparent campaign miscues that have area Democrats elated.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Embattled Grovetown clerk steps down

Longtime Grovetown City Clerk Vicky Capetillo tendered her resignation Thursday amid a federal investigation into financial improprieties and a pending city lawsuit against her.
By Susan McCord
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