Sylvia Cooper


City Ink: Travel budget discussion heats up

EDITOR'S NOTE: In Sunday’s City Ink column, a report of the vote on dividing the Augusta commissioners’... Read more

City Ink: Taxpayers get lunch bill for private talks

One thing I’ve noticed during years of observing local politics is that public officials hate doing the public’s business in... Read more

City Ink: Court retirements have hopefuls off and running

Augusta Judicial Cir­cuit Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet’s... Read more

City Ink: Looking back makes it hard to look ahead

January is the namesake of the Ro­man god of gates and doors, Janus,
who had two heads facing opposite
... Read more

City Ink: City not at fault for millions owed in sales taxes

It’s a good thing Au­gusta’s ship of state is sailing on a sea of sales-tax, rain-tax and property-tax money, because the... Read more

City Ink: Trump didn't hold back in Aiken talk...

The USC Aiken Convo­cation Center was packed to the rafters Sat­ur­day with enthusiastic, cheering ... Read more

City Ink: Commission justifies decision on mayor budget shortfall

Augusta Commission members who voted to give Mayor Hardie Davis $26,245... Read more

City Ink: Suddenly, mayor's budget isn't enough...

In October, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis announced that he would live with the same $... Read more

City Ink: Commissioners scramble for surplus budget funds

It’s time to talk turkey this Thanksgiving week, and there’s a lot to talk about concerning your money and the big fat turkeys... Read more

City Ink: Budget proposal late despite law

The presentation of next year’s budget for the city of Augusta was three weeks late in violation of city code because:... Read more