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Saturday, May 7, 2016

2 challenge Fennoy for Augusta Commission seat

Augusta Commission member Bill Fennoy faces challengers Michael Thurman and Denice Traina in the competition for the District 1 seat.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Teen blogger C.J. Pearson suspended for cyberbullying

In a YouTube video viewed more than 70,000 times, the teen claims the Columbia County school system is retaliating against him.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Augusta parks plan calls for more parks

One finding in a new Augusta Recreation master plan released Wednesday might surprise Augusta residents familiar with the city’s 60-plus parks and recreation facilities.
By Susan McCord

City riverfront development deal advances

Kirby Glaze is no stranger to Augusta's pension property or to government development projects. He and DDA Director Margaret Woodard have twice met privately with Augusta commissioners in ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, May 2, 2016

Payroll error causes school system employees to be paid twice

A payroll error that caused all Richmond County School System employees to be paid twice last week is expected to be cleared up by Wednesday, a spokesman said.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Advance voting kicks off Monday

Most local contests on the May 24 ballot are either nonpartisan - such as the Augusta Com­mis­sion and judgeships - or are in districts where the primary winner prevails in November. ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Contract of airport's new chief approved

Though the area of Char­lotte Douglas Inter­national Airport he oversaw is larger than all of Augusta Regional Airport, Herbert Judon said it is "humbling and exciting" to take the helm as ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baseball clinic for kids part of My Brother's Keeper initiative

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis is taking the My Brother's Keeper initiative to Jaguar Field. Davis and the Augusta University Jaguars are holding a free baseball clinic and game day activities for ...
By Susan McCord

State attorney general plugs campaign to "unmask" child sex abusers

"It's the buyer that creates the demand," Sam Olens said.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Panel backs riverwalk upgrades

Augusta Commission members got an early glance Tuesday at the Downtown Devel­op­ment Authority's $1 million plan to enhance Riverwalk Augusta, starting with two large, illuminated arches.
By Susan McCord

Augusta names head tennis pro

Augusta's new hire served most recently as head tennis coach at Southern Virginia University.
By Susan McCord

Monday, April 25, 2016

Panel set to approve gift to animal shelter left in will

Col. Barbara A. Davis was "a longtime supporter of Augusta Animal Services," so she left the city's animal shelter a portion of her estate.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Nike efforts at First Tee celebrated

The First Tee of Augusta is marked with the swoosh after a substantial donation from Nike. The youth golf program unveiled enhancements at its six-hole course and clubhouse at a ceremony Friday.
By Susan McCord

Friday, April 22, 2016

4 interviewed to be central services chief

The position of central services director, created by City Ad­min­istrator Janice Allen Jack­­son, oversees facilities, fleet, 311, records retention and real estate. It takes ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Judge to weigh charity's challenge of housing violations

A judge agreed Thurs­day to rule on Mercy Minis­tries' motion to dismiss city accusations of fire, building and zoning code violations at its Harrisburg rooming house for not being ...
By Susan McCord

Stormwater fee foes form alliance for repeal push

Former Augusta Commissioner Moses Todd's I Love Augusta, Dar­ren Smith's Augusta-Richmond Coun­ty Property Owners Association and the Augusta Professional Fire­fight­ers ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Updating sidewalks could cost $105 million

A firm and two subconsultants catalogued every sidewalk, crosswalk, curb ramp and other pedestrian way around Augusta and rated its level of accessibility under the Americans with ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Interest rallied but no action taken as Augusta Film Office backs out of city film deal

Augusta's efforts to attract moviemakers remain as is for the time being after an upstart film group Tuesday rejected plans to team up with the city tourism bureau.
By Susan McCord

Groups team up to fight stormwater fee

Former Augusta Commissioner Moses Todd's I Love Augusta group is joining forces with a southside property owners group to push for the repeal of the stormwater utility fee.
By Susan McCord

Monday, April 18, 2016

Candidates make pitches at forum

Augusta's sprint to May 24 elections continued Monday at a forum in the Laney-Walker community.
By Susan McCord
 
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