Mayor's race historic, controversial

Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Students train to be first-responders

It might seem very intense for a training scenario, but the instructors of A.R. Johnson's Teen Community Emergency Response Class believe stress and realism are the best teachers.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Mayor-elect website goes live, announces inaugural events

The site,, provides information about the events, which begin with a "Hands Across Augusta" day of community service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Echols announces exit from District 7 special election

Kenny Echols, a retired health care administrator and former Richmond County school board member, said he's out of the running to complete resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith's term.
By Susan McCord

Augustans with ties to Cuba like Obama's effort

Some Augustans with ties to Cuba reacted with elation Wednesday over President Obama's move to re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and the island nation.
By Doug Stutsman

Toll lane price in metro Atlanta hits record $10

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Optional toll lanes on a 16-mile stretch of freeway in metro Atlanta have hit a record price: $10.

Columbia County commission votes to raise stormwater utilty fees

Columbia County commissioners voted to implement a series of increases to the county's stormwater utility fee, more than doubling the current fee by 2017.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Hyde Park residents get relocation funding

The Augusta Commission voted 10-0 to use $2.8 million in sales taxes specifically for the Hyde Park relocation effort.
By Susan McCord

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Ray Henry

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Hyde Park project back on commission agenda

A decades-old issue won't evade Augusta's outgoing mayor and three commissioners at the final meeting of 2014. The agenda features several items related to the beleaguered Hyde Park relocation ...
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

No quick solution to Georgia highway woes

Solving Georgia's transportation problems will require a multipronged approach -- such as increasing the gas tax or sales tax, toll roads, and billing alternative-fuel vehicles per mile driven.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Transportation funding top legislative issue in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol.
By Kathleen Foody

City Ink: Politicians stuffed with favors at potluck

Augusta commissioners' Christmas potluck dinner at the Boat House was by all accounts a sumptuous feast of gastronomical delights.
By Syliva Cooper

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Georgian to head House budget panel

WASHINGTON - The incoming Republican chairman of the House Budget panel says he's going to follow outgoing chairman Paul Ryan's lead by drafting a fiscal blueprint that would balance the budget in ...

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Ex-tax commissioner loses bid for lawyer fees

ATLANTA -- A complaint filed against former Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen before the Georgia Campaign Finance & Transparency Commission was dismissed Wednesday in a 3-1 vote.
By Walter Jones and Steve Crawford

SC bills allow gun permits as voter ID, keep convicts working

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina senator has introduced legislation that would let convicts with jobs serve their sentence during the days they're not working, while their wages are garnished to make ...
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

City business expo held Wednesday

The Augusta Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department held its seventh annual business expo Wednesday at the Boathouse. 
By Jenna Martin

South Augusta city offices closing; moving

South Augusta's tag and utilities customer service offices will serve their last customers today before opening in new locations next week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Parks and Recreation director resigns

Augusta's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director Bob Levine said he's resigning to spend more time with his wife and four children, who reside in various parts of the country.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Merchants discuss parking downtown

Downtown merchants gathered Tuesday to give input on a downtown parking management plan.
By Jenna Martin

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Corey Johnson

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Mary Davis

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Alvin Davis

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Bill Lockett

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Ben Hasan

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Donnie Smith

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Wayne Guilfoyle

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Marion Williams

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Grady Smith

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