Susan McCord

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Early voting in runoffs starts June 30

Augusta voters return to the polls July 22 to decide a District 6 commission seat, a state senate runoff and a statewide Republican Senate runoff.
By Susan McCord

Highland Avenue trees slated for removal

Nine more 90-year-old Darlington oaks are slated for removal along Highland Avenue between Central Avenue and Walton Way.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Some municipal building construction halts

Augusta Commission members blasted the architect and, to a lesser extent, the project manager, in voting Tuesday to suspend construction on two floors at Augusta Municipal Building.
By Susan McCord

Some garbage fees increase

Included on the estimated annual tax bills mailed to Augusta property owners May 9 was another surprise that affects at least 13,000 households inside the pre-consolidation city limits.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pardon our mess: Westview Cemetery

"Perpetual care" means, at best, "routine maintenance," according to city parks operations supervisor Darrell Bennett. "It doesn't mean new sand, new dirt, (or) every time a brick falls off" it is ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mayor to review administrator finalists Friday

Mayor Deke Copenhaver could have an active role in selecting Augusta's new administrator in a search process that is nearing its end, according to a document obtained by The Chronicle.
By Susan McCord

Owners can appeal county's assessment

Taxpayers disputing Augusta-Richmond County's latest assessment of their property values have less than a month to file an appeal.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Clerk: New space inadequate for commission business

Final plans for renovating the Municipal Building's second floor from offices and courtrooms apparently left out adequate space for other responsibilities performed by the clerk.
By Susan McCord

Monday, May 26, 2014

Garbage service billing change before commission today

Augusta's Environmental Services chief is proposing a change in billing for garbage service to make it uniform throughout Augusta-Richmond County.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mayor-elect prepared to wait his turn

Elected Tuesday with nearly 75 percent of the vote in a four-way race, Davis talked to The Augusta Chronicle about the election and described his plans for the next seven months and beyond.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Augusta goat pilot project moves forward

The project, modeled after similar ones in other cities, will cost only about $500 for the purchase of a few goats to keep vegetation down at detention ponds.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Groups vow to carry on without SPLOST

The Imperial Theatre will go back to the drawing board and continue to seek funds from individual, corporate and foundation donors in light of Tuesday's failed vote on the latest special purpose ...
By Susan McCord

Another plan offered for city golf course

A committee may have overlooked some details when members voted to approve a new contract with Cypress Golf Management, according to Paul Simon, who has a competing proposal to manage Augusta ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Davis wins outright in mayor's race

Augusta’s new mayor in January will be Sen. Hardie Davis. Commissioner Alvin Mason conceded the election in a 9:30 p.m. phone call to Davis. 
By Susan McCord

If SPLOST 7 fails, how will the city pay for ongoing renovations at Augusta Municipal Building?

Augusta residents are set to vote on the consolidated government’s latest special purpose local option sales tax package in a referendum today. An Augusta Chronicle series on the 1 ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, May 19, 2014

Election moves forward without Blocker-Adams

Helen Blocker-Adams has withdrawn from the Augusta mayoral race, Augusta-Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey said Monday.
By Susan McCord

SPLOST question: How much does the SPLOST cost a typical family?

It depends on a household's spending on retail items such as clothes, electronics and food.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, May 17, 2014

SPLOST question: Will SPLOST 7 increase fire protection by Augusta Fire Department?

The approved package includes $2.5 million for a new fire station, but Commissioner Donnie Smith said commissioners have agreed to divide the money between two, smaller two-bay stations to cover ...
By Susan McCord

Mayoral candidates backgrounds reviewed by 'The Chronicle'

The Augusta Chronicle reviewed the financial disclosures and court records of each of the candidates for Augusta mayor.
By Susan McCord

Watchers weigh effect of Blocker-Adams' move

Helen Blocker-Adams campaign suspension has thrown a wrench into Tuesday’s election for Augusta mayor, and longtime local political observers are split over whom the move benefits.
By Susan McCord

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ATLANTA — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the ...
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