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Friday, Aug 21, 2015

James Brown statue plan moves forward

Flashing lights, musical elements, a stage and other features possibly spanning the entire 800 block of Broad Street are among short- and long-term proposals for improving Augusta’s tribute to ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Commissioners seek end to EMS contract

As the city continues an appeal to control its ambulance service, at least two Augusta Commission members are renewing a fight with Gold Cross EMS, the firm designated by the state as the ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Augusta officials pan offer from pipeline firm

Kinder Morgan has canceled aThursday press conference announcing the gift.
By Susan McCord

Augusta e-mail domains turn up in hacked cheating web site data

Several local government e-mail addresses were used to create accounts on the extramarital affair dating site
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Fired library chief lacked leadership skills, Lockett says

Fired libraries Director Darlene Price lacked the leadership to ensure employees performed their jobs and exhibited a "lackadaisical" and sometimes "combative" attitude, said Augusta Commission ...
By Susan McCord

Commission OKs SPLOST package

The Augusta Commission voted 6-4 this afternoon to approve a $215.5 million SPLOST 7 package that does not include funds for non-government organizations.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Groups continue push for SPLOST funds

The Augusta Commission has a Tuesday deadline to finalize a sales tax package.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Commissioners exceed travel budget

The training train has ground to a midyear halt now that Augusta Commission members have spent their entire travel budget, two members said.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Mayor, commissioners tweak SPLOST list

Sales tax allocations for non-governmental entities remain a major sticking point in a sales tax package that now exceeds $230 million after officials spent five hours tweaking it.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

6 groups in running for consideration for SPLOST funds

Some of the six non-governmental organizations seeking sales tax funds from an upcoming sales tax referendum still have a shot at getting the money, including two groups yet to spend previous ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Public safety, other changes proposed for SPLOST package

Augusta commissioners proposed sweeping changes to the sales tax package assembled by City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson, including increasing public safety funding.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Package focuses on infrastructure

Shovel-ready engineering projects, trails and parks made the cut in Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson's recommendations for projects to include in the sales tax package going before ...
By Susan McCord

Library system expected to discuss deficit at meeting

The Augusta-Richmond County Library System, which has had to reduce hours in recent months to cut costs, operates on a smaller budget now of $3.09 million than it did prior to moving into the new ...
By Susan McCord

Commissioner, company being sued

Morris Insulation and Environmental Inc. is alleging Augusta Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith and his company, Smith Brothers Mechanical, owe the firm $79,907.69 for subcontracting work.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Pardon Our Mess: Trees threaten houses

Large, diseased, ivy-covered trees in the backyard of rental properties in the 200 block of Broad Street drop limbs and threaten to fall on neighboring homes.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Board finds more property to tax

Since implementing in 2011 a new system of assessing property values using aerial images, the Richmond County Board of Assessors reports $2.35 million in discovered property tax and other revenue.
By Susan McCord

Sheriff, others back SPLOST

Voter approval of a Nov. 3 special purpose, local option sales tax referendum is "crucial" to continuing the mission of law enforcement, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said at a voter ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Augusta Commission readies SPLOST 7 push

Battle lines are being drawn as Augusta Commission members start a last push to garner public input and support for the sales tax package going before voters Nov. 3.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Augustans favor trails in recreation survey

In a recent survey of recreation needs for Augusta residents, respondents named the downtown riverwalk, Augusta Common and walking, hiking and biking trails - many of which are not city-run - as ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Turnout light at SPLOST session

Turnout was light but enthusiastic for Augusta's first mall information session about the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord
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