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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Commission to discuss stormwater fee

Augusta commissioners and the public have a chance to learn more about proposed implementation of a stormwater utility fee at a Wednesday work session.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Efforts to regulate commissioners' travel rejected

Augusta commissioners nixed plans to adopt a $15,000 speaker notification system and held off on requiring commission approval for out-of-state trips at taxpayers' expense.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Commissioner wants some travel pre-approved

Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Gra­dy Smith wants to clip the wings of his more frequent-flying colleagues, asking that any out-of-state trips by Augusta Com­mission members receive commission ...
By Susan McCord

Some Hyde Park residents still holding out

As of Dec. 15, the city had spent $4.5 million and relocated 28 families who owned homes and 18 who rented, according to a report from interim Housing and Community Development Director Hawthorne ...
By Susan McCord

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Police want biker bar closed

Local police want to shut down a Gordon Highway biker bar for allowing drug trafficking after a large quantity of marijuana "packaged for sale" and methamphetamine were found there.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Former chamber building to reopen Friday

After months of delays, the Augusta Regional Collaborative-managed former Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building in the 600 Broad Street median opens its doors to the general public with an ...
By Susan McCord

Commission wants more info on new mayor money request

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis' November plan to double the size of the mayor's office budget has yet to materialize at the start of his second month in office.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

More info sought on mayor's budget requests

Commissioner Sammie Sias said he wants to discuss Davis' "travel, training, education, subscription funding needs" and for Davis to "submit an estimate of projected costs by line item."
By Susan McCord

Former mayors included in revamped Masters event

The April 6 event, revealed last week to honor longtime Ben Crenshaw caddy and Augusta native Carl Jackson, is now known as the "Mayors' Masters Reception."
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

2014 City salaries rose slightly

The salaries of Augusta-Richmond County employees remained relatively flat over the past year, but some people got big raises. Average full-time pay increased by 1.4 percent to $38,949.19.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Subcommittee finalizes plan for city septic tank fee

A city subcommittee on Friday finalized plans to impose a mandatory monthly fee of $14 for three years on approximately 3,500 landowners still using septic tanks when a city sewer line is located ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Officials stop apparent cell tower work

City officials put the brakes on apparent preparatory work for a new cell phone tower at the corner of Walton Way and Baker Avenue after determining the tower had none of the proper permits.
By Susan McCord

City's youth initiative gets underway

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis' effort to help the city's young people got under way Thursday with a brainstorming session at Richmond County TechnicalCareer Magnet School.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

New renderings of proposed stadium released

Augusta GreenJackets fans could catch a long home run ball from the Savannah River if North Augusta's plans for a riverfront stadium survive litigation pending in South Carolina Supreme Court.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Mayor: Local MBK initiative not 'big government'

Inviting Rotary Club of Augusta members to a summit on a "My Brother's Keeper" community, Mayor Davis said the White House initiative won't be "big government" in Augusta.
By Susan McCord

Attorney general finds no state law violations by Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith didn't break the law frequenting a Masters hospitality house while drawing his state trooper salary, a assistant state attorney general said.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Personnel matters dominate commission meeting

Personnel matters involving city lawyers and human resources occupied Augusta Commission members and the mayor for hours, though no formal action resulted.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Builder questions city's bidding process

City projects that are bid on over and over are a waste of time and money for small businesses, said an attorney seeking to "start a dialogue" about possibly changing Augusta's procurement process.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Sias pushes public safety in animal ordinance revision

Revamping Augusta's animal ordinance to include mandatory spay and neuter laws and other protections for animals can't move forward without also addressing the need to protect humans from ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Richmond Sheriff releases promotional video

A five-minute recruitment video is the latest component of Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree's effort to reduce turnover and attract quality officers to Georgia's largest full-service ...
By Susan McCord
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