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Monday, July 11, 2016

Augusta solar energy effort breaks ground

Augusta's three five-acre solar panel arrays will place it first in Geor­gia among municipal solar projects, Mayor Hardie Davis said Monday.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Commission weighs limits on top employees' severance pay

The city's highest paid employees might see a slight change in their eligibility for severance packages under changes being discussed by the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Merchants mixed on July Fourth incident

"Miss K" Montey, owner of K's Buffalo Wings, jumped at the chance to open up on Broad Street facing James Brown Plaza last year. "We always wanted to be downtown. The statue is a good landmark," ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

City leaders react to riverwalk shootings

Augusta leaders reacted with disgust and concern Tuesday over the July Fourth gunfight that erupted after the city's fireworks display but said law enforcement could have done little to prevent it.
By Susan McCord

Advance voting in area runoff races starts Tuesday

Advance in-person voting starts today in statewide July 26 runoff elections, including a local judgeship and state Senate primary.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 4, 2016

Augusta ceremony honors declaration's signers

The Signers Monument in downtown Augusta stands over the remains of two of Georgia's three signers of the Declaration of In­de­pen­dence.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Community invited to ceremony for Declaration signers

Augusta will again honor Geor­gia’s signers of the Decla­ration of Independence with the sixth annual Fourth of July ceremony at the downtown Signers Monument.
By Susan McCord

South Augusta authority proposal faces skepticism

A south Augusta resident for nearly 40 years, Commissioner-elect Andrew Jeffer­son has watched the area's retail shift first-hand.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Augusta demolition program makes dent in property blight numbers

A new Augusta demolition program has seen 44 abandoned properties razed in the past year, but challenges and hundreds of similar ones remain.
By Susan McCord

Commissioners take mayor to task over email

Commissioner Marion Williams said he wouldn't allow the mayor's tone with the city administrator to go unmentioned, and he demanded a closed-door session to discuss personnel.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mayor's effort folded into policy changes

Mayor Hardie Davis demanded access to Augusta's draft fair chance hiring policy last week but was refused.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Harrisburg residents protest rooming house

Protesters say the city failed for years to prevent Mercy Ministries from operating an illegal boarding house in Harrisburg.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 27, 2016

Candidates in state Senate runoff speak at forum

The candidates in the state Senate District 24 runoff - Lee An­derson and Greg Grzybow­ski - showed their differences and similarities at an Evans forum Monday.
By Susan McCord

Move to create south Augusta development authority advances

State Sen. Harold Jones said that once the plan is fully vetted, a study committee could have local legislation ready when the General Assembly convenes in January.
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 24, 2016

Supporters optimistic about Augusta LGBT inclusion despite rankings, recent events

Activists say Augusta as a whole has come far since the first Augusta Pride festival in 2010, despite recent events and low institutional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ethics board lifts stay, clears way for prosecution of Augusta House member

Possible criminal charges and hefty fines on hiatus during the legislative session return to haunt state Rep. Earnest Smith after a Thursday decision by the state ethics commission.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Augusta officials see room for riverwalk improvement

Augusta's mayor, commissioners and other officials got a first-hand look Wednesday at what several said was the underrealized potential of Riverwalk Augusta.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Disadvantaged business enterprise coordinator resigns

Augusta's handling of equal opportunity in employment, business and accessibility took a turn Tuesday with a new hire and the sudden resignation of longtime Disadvantaged Bu­si­­ness ...
By Susan McCord

Longtime financial adviser's bid protest rejected

The city of Augusta's longtime financial adviser lost a bid protest in a committee meeting Tuesday, although the recommendation must go before the full Augusta Commission for a final vote.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 20, 2016

Social worker will speak to commission about Harrisburg's underserved

W. Michael Strickland, a social worker with deep Har­ris­burg roots, recently spoke out on behalf of the controversial charity Mercy Ministries, but he said he's focusing his attention now ...
By Susan McCord
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