Susan McCord

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Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Commission to vote on employees selling unused vacation

The plan to pay employees after-tax wages for unused vacation days didn't pass the city's finance committee when it was pushed last week by Commissioners Sam­­mie Sias and Wayne Guilfoyle.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Augusta will pay nearly $400,000 for two settlements

The Augusta Commission agreed this week to settle legal claims involving a former airport employee and acquisition of Berckmans Road property.
By Susan McCord

Former schools HR director in top 3 for city post

The former head of human resources for Richmond County schools is one of three finalists for the same role in Augusta government.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

First candidate announces for May's commission elections

Local elections are six months away, but Denice Traina calls herself an "early bird" for becoming the first to announce plans to run for the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Transportation sales tax hits milestone

GROVETOWN - The Trans­por­ta­tion Investment Act marks a milestone this month with all of the area's "Band 1" construction projects now underway. 
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Animal ordinance sent back for more work

A revised city ordinance raising the fee for pet owners who don't spay or neuter is returned to a subcommittee for further work.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Questions answered at stormwater fee session

City officials answered a bevy of questions Monday and promised church and business owners that they will work closely with them to apply credits reducing their stormwater utility fees.
By Susan McCord

Revised animal ordinance will go before committee

The revised ordinance tackles the overpopulation problem by imposing a registration fee of $25 per year or $60 for three years per animal for owners who don't spay or neuter their dogs or cats.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Davis cancels trip to Apple headquarters

Facing a budget shortfall and criticism by Augusta commissioners for overspending, Mayor Hardie Davis canceled plans to visit Apple headquarters Thursday.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

More storm fee meetings planned

Nonresidential properties, to be billed $6.40 for each 2,200 square feet of impervious surface, are the topic of upcoming stormwater utility fee meetings.
By Susan McCord

Donald Trump to appear in Aiken Dec. 12

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is speaking at the USC Aiken Convocation Center next weekend.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Commission agrees to fund mayor's budget through year's end

The Augusta Commission agreed to give the mayor nearly $27,000 to pay staff and office expenses through December.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

City officials to travel to Apple headquarters in California

The mayor's office is out of money, but Mayor Hardie Davis said the trip to Cupertino, Calif., will cost the city just $196 for airfare.
By Susan McCord

Commission to address mayor's budget shortfall

Eight Augusta Commission members have called a special meeting Tuesday to tackle Mayor Hardie Davis' request for $27,000 to fund his office through year's end.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Pardon our mess: Tires left curbside

Tires left at curb on Bleakley Street.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Augusta personnel costs to rise

Augusta personnel costs may increase as much as $7 million next year as the city adds and fills positions, implements raises and shoulders a $3 million hike in healthcare costs.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Panel defers adding holiday bus service

An Augusta Commission committee held off Tuesday on a request to add city bus service on one or more holidays.
By Susan McCord

Mayor says office needs $27,000

Augusta Mayor Hardie Da­vis sent a no-apologies statement defending his office's spending and saying he needs $27,000 more to finish the fiscal year. 
By Susan McCord

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Subcommittee finalizes animal ordinance revisions

An animal services subcommittee on Monday finalized ordinance revisions that charge owners fees for not spaying or neutering their animals and allow tethering under limited circumstances.
By Susan McCord

Commissioners to discuss tax district

Augusta commissioners will take up whether to convert the Rocky Creek Enterprise Zone to a Tax Allocation District at a committee meeting Tuesday.
By Susan McCord
 
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