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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

Committee may OK November SPLOST vote

Going for committee approval Tuesday is a schedule for developing a sales tax package in time to put it before Richmond County voters Nov. 3.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Restoring synagogue, court building will take work

Inside the 19th century buildings, there are very few visible signs of what were Georgia's first constructed synagogue and a Court of the Ordinary building used to store legal documents safely.
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 5, 2015

Commissioners wary of plan for new arena

Commissioners are wary of committing as much as half of a new sales tax package to replacing James Brown Arena, a project coliseum authority members say will cost up to $110 million.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Civic hackers seek ways to better Augusta

Area civic hackers will put their brains and skills to work solving city problems during this year's National Day of Civic Hacking, being held Friday and Saturday at the
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

St. John Towers reviews safety after Evans fire

Greg Capers, administrator of St. John Towers in Augusta, said he spent time Wednesday reviewing the downtown high-rise's safety features to reassure his residents wary after Tuesday's fire at ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Commission votes to save two historic buildings

Members of Augusta's Jewish and faith communities and historic preservation advocates celebrated the city commission's Tuesday vote to save two historic buildings.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Commission tables vote on stormwater fee

Augusta commissioners again on Tuesday delayed taking action on a stormwater utility fee, despite including fee revenue in next month's budget and increased opposition from Richmond County Board ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stormwater fee decision faces deadline amid opposition

With just two regular June meetings, commissioners must either approve the fee and a second reading this month to cover $1.25 million in costs, or formally amend the 2015 budget.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, May 30, 2015

New public transit chief 'excited' about job

Three weeks into the job, Augusta Public Transit Director Pat Stephens spent two hours Friday taking popular Route 6 through downtown and south Augusta to the transfer stop by the Deans Bridge ...
By Susan McCord

Friday, May 29, 2015

Government, institutions face huge stormwater bills

While many homeowners are complaining about the prospect of paying $6.40 a month, many more industries and large institutions are set to pay hefty monthly fees under the new program.
By Susan McCord

New program aims to catch up on abandoned property demolition

Augusta will dip into solid waste fees to fund a new program intended to "knock down some of the backlog" in the demolition of hundreds of unsafe, abandoned properties.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mayor seeks storm fee break for schools

Mayor Hardie Davis' proposal, distributed to the 10-member commission this week, says the fee could result in furlough days and lost instruction time for the school system.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Costs down in plan to save historic Augusta buildings

Partial demolition to save a historic court building on the city government campus will add $31,078 to demolition costs, which Historic Augusta has agreed to pay to save the building.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

Although no one has promised Jackie Hayter that paying a new stormwater fee will get her Jamaica Drive drainage issues addressed, it’s a chance she is willing to take.
By Susan McCord

Pardon Our Mess: Intersection of Belair and Wrightsboro roads

Augusta Engineering Director Abie Ladson said the intersection work is part of the larger $21.6 million widening project being managed by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
By Susan McCord

Friday, May 22, 2015

City officials amazed by Albany's riverfront efforts

A small Augusta contingent visited downtown Albany, Ga., on Friday to examine the city's effort to capitalize on its most famous native son.
By Susan McCord
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