Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Trees to be removed, pruned at Riverwalk Augusta

Long-awaited tree abatement and pruning hoped to improve visibility and safety at Riverwalk Augusta starts Monday.

Columbia County says debris cleanup done

Nearly two months after debris removal began, Emergency and Operations director Pam Tucker confirmed Wednesday evening that cleanup has been deemed complete in Columbia County.
By Doug Stutsman

Deal to skip televised debate

ATLANTA - Nathan Deal won't participate in the only primary debate to be broadcast statewide on public television, organizers announced Wednesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday is final day to register to vote in May 20 elections

Monday is the last day to register to vote in what has become one of the biggest off-season elections in Augusta history.
By Susan McCord

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
By Meg Mirshak

Gov. Deal won't debate

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal won't participate in the only primary debate to be broadcast statewide on public television.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Augusta pensioners eye benefit increase

With an eye on the millions remaining in the city's oldest pension funds - its 1945 and 1949 plans - a handful of retired city and county employees are reviving a push to increase their monthly ...
By Susan McCord

Committee for Good Government releases endorsements

Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government endorsed candidates Tuesday in four May 20 Augusta commission elections and the Democratic primary for state senate District 22.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mayoral hopefuls talk arts, taxes

Supporting Augusta arts programs gave five mayoral candidates different material to talk about at a forum Monday.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sales tax funds fall short for road, drainage work

Fifty-million dollars from the next special purpose local option sales tax won't go very far toward repairing Augusta's aging roads and drainage system.
By Susan McCord

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wilson refunds excess donations

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top prosecutor has returned $50,000 since January in previous campaign donations that exceeded state limits.
By Seanna Adcox

Haley's GOP opponent withdraws from primary

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican opponent said Friday that he's decided to bypass the primary and become a petition candidate in November.
By Seanna Adcox

Falcon stadium needs more tax funds

ATLANTA - Georgia officials are preparing to spend more than $30 million to buy land and build parking for the new stadium that would be home to the Atlanta Falcons.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bush to back GOP nominee in Georgia Senate race

WASHINGTON - President George H.W. Bush is featured in a Democrat's campaign commercial, but he plans to endorse the eventual Republican nominee in Georgia's Senate race, his spokesman said Thursday.
By Philip Elliott

Haley campaign has $4 million available; Sheheen has $1.7 miillion

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign has about $4.3 million available after her first-quarter fundraising, while her Democratic challenger has $1.7 million in the bank.
By Seanna Adcox

South Carolina lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

South Carolina House members removed their names Thursday from legislation that would allow the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate ethics allegations ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Marijuana question on SC Democrat ballot

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Democratic primary ballot in June will ask voters whether they support legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe illnesses.
By Seanna Adcox

May 20 ballots to include Democrats' questions

Voters choosing a Democratic ballot May 20 will also get to weigh in on a handful of issues.
By Walter C. Jones

Tag office to close; new one opens next week

The Richmond County tag office on Laney-Walker Boulevard will close its doors Thursday, to be replaced next week with a new office on Washington Road.

Davis leads mayoral race fundraising

Sen. Hardie Davis maintains a healthy fundraising lead over Augusta's other four mayoral candidates in the latest campaign financial reports due with Richmond County Board of Elections.
By Susan McCord

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Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
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