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Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

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

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Downtown plan update called starting point

A sweeping update to Augusta’s redevelopment plan for downtown appeared on the scene last week.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Consultant proposes replacing Augusta personnel board

A proposal to eliminate Augusta's personnel board and replace it with a multilevel dispute resolution system to handle most employee complaints is raising questions among Augusta Commission members.
By Susan McCord

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
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