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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ARC seeking tenants for former chamber building

Renovations are complete and Mayor Deke Copenhaver's Augusta Regional Collaboration Corp. is looking for groups to inhabit the former chamber building in the 600 Broad Street median.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guns still restricted, despite new law

Despite the passage of Georgia House Bill 60, armed Augustans still can't carry their weapons into the city municipal building, the courthouse or the sheriff's office.
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 27, 2014

Commission discusses tax increase

A 2-mill property tax increase for government operations and a new tax on manufacturers to fund law enforcement, transit and reduce blight might be on the horizon.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Renovation issues at Augusta Municipal Building unresolved

Augusta commission members twice failed to pass a motion Thursday to move forward with renovations at Augusta Municipal Building, a job most of them see as botched.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cleanup costs differ between counties

While both expect substantial reimbursement for the cost of removing debris after February's ice storm, Columbia County will be more substantially reimbursed than Richmond County.
By Susan McCord

Early voting starts today

Richmond County Board of Elections will conduct early voting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 3, at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mayor-elect Davis shares plans for Augusta

Mayor-elect Hardie Davis on Tuesday gave south Augusta residents a taste of his mayoral term that begins in January.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 23, 2014

FEMA: Augusta broke federal regulations in ice storm cleanup

The city's sole-source, noncompetitive bid awards to Ashbritt Environmental and Leidos Inc. for cleanup starting Feb. 25 did not comply with FEMA regulations.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pardon our Mess: Old library

Dying trees, weeds, trash and a condemned building surround the former East Central Georgia headquarters library.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Commission to talk budget, personnel at retreat

Augusta commissioners hope to put aside petty squabbling and get down to the meat of local government at a Friday retreat.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Laney-Walker/Bethelhem project gets loan

Augusta’s Urban Redevelop­ment Agency on Thursday authorized a $2.5 million loan for the continuation of redevelopment efforts in the city’s Laney-Walker and Bethlehem districts.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Property tax exemptions help elderly, disabled and veterans

Elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners have an easier time staying in their Augusta-Richmond County homes thanks to a series of property tax exemptions that in most cases exceed what’s offered ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Commission moves on garbage inequities

Augusta Commission members took steps to level a longstanding inequity in the price of garbage pickup Tuesday. The change will affect lower-income urban homeowners more.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 16, 2014

Commission to take up new garbage fees

Property owners object to new Environmental Services fees for garbage pickup at vacant lots.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, June 15, 2014

City garbage issues unresolved

A year into Augusta's new once-a-week solid waste contract, missed pickups are down, but unresolved service and fee issues continue to plague the city.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Port authority trying to evict marina operator

After a closed-door session with two city attorneys, the authority voted unanimously to terminate the contract with Mobile Marine.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Write-ins entertain, but rarely win

A vote for an unregistered write-in candidate doesn't count, but that did not stop 455 Augusta voters from writing in some 1,103 names on the May 20 ballot.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 9, 2014

Clerk to move to law department space

Augusta's clerk of commission will relocate to offices custom designed for the city law department, in a move approved by commissioners at a called Monday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hundreds of abandoned properties await demolition

The May 20 defeat of Au­gusta's latest sales tax referendum had a hidden downside: cutting proposed funding for one of the city's most pervasive problems.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Legislative appointments leave many seats untouched

Members of Augusta's legislative delegation, including mayor-elect Hardie Davis, met Thursday to appoint six members to city boards.
By Susan McCord

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