Augusta budget sessions begin today

Meet Jim Beasley. A longtime spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, he's the newest member of Augusta City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson's staff. 
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Deal plugs state transportation funding at airport door dedication

Gov. Nathan Deal took a moment Wednesday to plug new state funding streams making projects like the $1 million refurbishment of hangar doors at Daniel Field possible.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Deal promotes Opportunity School District during Augusta trip

During his trip to Augusta, Gov. Nathan Deal presented what he considers a clear message regarding Opportunity School District.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Commission committee takes no action on ambulance provider’s contract

Gold Cross CEO Vince Brogdon said he had a prior engagement and couldn't make the meeting, but has said that the company needs the subsidy to cover Augusta's poor, while the contract gives the ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Commission committee to examine ambulance contract

An Augusta Commission committee will examine Augusta's soon-to-expire ambulance contract with provider Gold Cross EMS at a Tuesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Daniel Field hangar door dedication will celebrate success of new transportation tax

Gov. Nathan Deal will be at Daniel Field Airport on Wednesday for the dedication of newly refurbished hangar doors, a project made possible by the votes and sales tax payments of Augusta residents.
By Susan McCord

Sheriff confident in his re-election bid

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree believes a successful first term in office will speak for itself when all the votes are counted in next month's election.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

City Ink: Augusta government keeps growing

Augusta City Administrator Janice Jackson presented her proposed 2017 budget just in time for Halloween and frightened the commission's Finance Committee chairman.
By Sylvia Cooper

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Early voting in Augusta-area shows increase

Area early voting numbers are dwarfing turnout four years ago, particularly in Republican-leaning Columbia County, and forecast apossible record voting year for the Augusta area.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Augusta officials receptive to casino proposals

City officials are game if casino gambling becomes legal in Georgia.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Augusta officials name 3 finalists for 911 director

Augusta officials are considering three finalists for the open position of 911 director.
By Susan McCord

Widow wins motion for an expedited discovery

The widow of a sheriff's officer suing Augusta to get the survivor's pension she believes she is owed won a motion for expedited discovery Wednesday.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Proposed Augusta budget recommends deep cut to Gold Cross subsidy

A 65-percent reduction in the city's $1.1 million subsidy for its ambulance provider was one of several deep cuts proposed by Jackson in a Tuesday presentation.
By Susan McCord

Augusta administrator unveils 2017 budget proposal

"Revenue challenges" prompted City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson to present a 2017 budget proposal that doesn't raise taxes but does includes a net decrease in spending plus fee increases, ...
By Susan McCord

State law passed as property tax relief creating problems

A South Carolina law passed a decade ago as property tax relief has resulted in exorbitant tax bills on small businesses and rental property while short-changing fast-growing school districts, ...
By By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Proposed city budget addresses “revenue challenges”

"Revenue challenges" prompted City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson to present a 2017 budget proposal that doesn't raise taxes but includes a net decrease in spending plus fee hikes, cuts in ...
By Susan McCord

Budget presentation looks at Augusta Public Transit system

Improving Augusta Public Transit can't come fast enough for the city's 2017 budget.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Project Jackson agreement gets second OK

The North Augusta City Council gave second-reading approval Monday night to the agreement that dictates how Pro­ject Jackson will be built and run.
By James Folker

Commission to review transit study, 2017 budget

Augusta Commission members will get a first glimpse at a consultant's operational analysis of Augusta Public Transit during a meeting Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Project Jackson among topics at North Augusta City Council

North Augustans who want to find out about progress on Project Jackson and get a look at the city's proposed 2017 budget should come to tonight's city council meeting, which starts at 7 and ...
By James Folker
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