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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Commission set to approve tax hike

Augusta commissioners are set to give tentative approval to a 2-mill property tax increase at a Monday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Augusta native hired as voice of fire department

Fire safety educator and public information officer Dee Griffin, an Augusta native with a background in TV news, is the new voice of the Augusta Fire Department.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Commission halts administrator search

The action, which was opposed by Wayne Guilfoyle, likely puts off the decision until next year, when Mayor-elect Hardie Davis and three new commissioners take office.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hasan tops Finnegan in commission race

In a heated runoff to represent District 6 on the Augusta Commission, newspaper publisher Ben Hasan was victorious, pulling in 52.43 percent, to Bob Finnegan's 47.57 percent.
By Susan McCord

Augusta nears naming administrator

Augusta could be closer to having a permanent head of city government, with Mayor Deke Copenhaver calling a meeting to "discuss and approve" his recommendation.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 21, 2014

Voters return to settle runoffs

Voters will return to the polls today to decide a handful of runoff elections.
By Susan McCord

Kingston, Perdue in Augusta before Tuesday runoff

Each landing private jets in Augusta during a Monday fly-around, Jack Kingston and David Perdue did their best to distinguish themselves ahead of the runoff.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Commission searches for consensus on administrator

Wednesday will mark two weeks since Mayor Deke Copenhaver revealed the names of three finalists for city administrator, but it remains to be seen how soon Augusta will hire a permanent head of the ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Carter continues ethics attack on Deal

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter continued his attack on Nathan Deal's ethics Wednesday after greeting convention goers at a CME convention at Paine College.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Democrats needed as delegates

Augusta Democrats who want to get more involved in statewide politics can run for one of five delegate slots at a July 26 party meeting, also known as a caucus, or attend to vote in the election.
By Susan McCord

Commission votes to resume municipal building construction

After delaying renovations on the eighth and ninth floors at Augusta Municipal Building for six weeks while they considered moving the city law department to the ninth, Augusta commissioners voted ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 14, 2014

Action expected on animal kill rate

Facing public outrage, three Augusta commissioners say they hope to see action on reducing the city's animal kill rate and its policy for working with animal rescue groups.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Davis raised over $144,000 for campaign

Mayor-elect Hardie Davis nearly tripled the fundraising of his nearest competitor, Augusta Commission member Alvin Mason, in his quest to become mayor, raising $144,760.
By Susan McCord

Friday, July 11, 2014

Protest by animal activists called off

Animal rights groups called off a Friday protest and five dogs will become the first to transfer next week to a rescue group under changes in the works at Augusta Animal Services.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, July 10, 2014

URA votes to issue bonds for Municipal Building renovation

Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency agreed Thursday to issue nearly $27 million in revenue bonds to raise up to $28.5 million in cash for ongoing renovations and a new information technology ...
By Susan McCord

Halt to killing ordered at Augusta shelter

In response to a flood of phone calls and e-mails, Augusta Animal Services has temporarily stopped euthanizing all but sick and vicious animals at its Mack Lane shelter.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

3 top picks to replace Russell named

Janice Allen Jackson, Stephen Layson and Oscar Rodriguez are Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver's top picks to replace Fred Russell as city administrator.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Contributions pour in prior to District 6 runoff

Newspaper publisher Ben Hasan led the May 20 election and out-raised second-place finisher Bob Finnegan in the latest campaign financial reports.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 7, 2014

City finances get clean bill of health after 'big' audit

Augusta city finances got a clean bill of health in results from an external audit that included a handful of "communications" about problem items.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Firm promises Patch improvements

The company that took over management at Augusta Municipal Golf Course said it hopes to win back former members by making “slow and steady” progress at the city-owned course.
By Susan McCord
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