Monday, Aug 29, 2016

$75 million park plan going to committee

Augusta's public services com­mit­tee has a big - and pricey - decision Tuesday on whether to commit as much as $75 million to enhancing recreation and parks.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

City Ink: Charts on administrator's review need details

Augusta Commission members were asked to rank City Ad­min­istrator Janice Allen Jack­son in various categories on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best. 
By Sylvia Cooper

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Hyde Park activist not pleased with city buyout offer

Charles Utley, who fought to get Augusta to address contamination concerns in the Hyde Park community, now is questioning the city's offer of $90,500 for his four rental properties there.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Petition seeks recall of Grovetown councilman

A Grovetown resident filed a petition for an application to begin the formal recall process to remove city Councilman Dennis Trudeau, a former longtime mayor, from office.
By Abbigail Lennon

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Trial on Mercy Ministries rooming house delayed

Chief Magistrate Judge Wil­liam D. Jennings said Wednesday that he agreed to a continuance sought by Freddie Sanders, the attorney for Mercy Ministries, to allow city agencies to look at ...
By Susan McCord

Trinity CME Church demolition on hold

The future of historic Trinity CME Church in Augusta remains uncertain as Atlanta Gas Light has again delayed plans to demolish the church to receive more input from stakeholders.
By Susan McCord

Haley offers Trump support in North Augusta stop

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, in town Wednesday for a ceremonial bill signing, said Donald Trump isn't her first choice, but she'll vote for him and South Carolinians should, too.
By James Folker

Tag office open Saturday

The Richmond County Tax Commissioner's Office is launching a Saturday office hours program at the South Augusta Tag Office from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

City classes can reduce stormwater fees

Private citizens can take a stormwater education class to reduce a business' monthly stormwater fee.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

North Augusta council hears plan to link Greeneway, downtown

North Augusta City Council got a presentation on connecting its Greeneway to downtown and learned, in the words of North Augusta Forward Chairman Charles Martin, that "it's doable, it's feasible, ...
By James Folker

Several give Augusta administrator below-average grades in evaluation

Four commissioners denied giving Janice Allen Jackson bad marks; others and the mayor didn't respond to requests for comment.
By Susan McCord

Another storm fee information session set

City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson says aspects of the stormwater utility fee remain misunderstood among members of the public.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

City Ink: It's the tax that sells itself

There's no seasonal drought when it comes to stormwater fees.
By Sylvia Cooper

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

City changing water testing procedures for lead

Testing next month will instruct homeowners to fill a wide-mouthed bottle as they would a glass of water.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Isakson's concerns about more than re-election bid

The Marietta Republican is in a three-way contest with Democrat Jim Barksdale and Libertarian Allen Buckley. He must get more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Augusta Commission approves millage

The rate for local government operations is 9.794 mills, a 0.002-mill increase over last year that will raise the city portion of a tax bill about 7 cents on a $100,000 house, according to Finance ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Meeting discusses Augusta animal ordinance changes

Augusta Animal Services Director Sharon Broady presented details of the animal ordinance Wednesday at Gracewood Community Center, in the first of five information sessions that will be held by the ...
By Susan McCord

Columbia County commissioners approved roads name change

Columbia County commissioners approved changing the names of portions of Old Evans and Old Petersburg roads to Riverwatch Parkway.
By Abbigail Lennon

Heritage Academy files action to take over Knox Center properties

In a quiet title action filed Monday, the parochial school claims several deeds issued by the Peter Knox Community Service Center Owners Association break covenants intended to ensure the ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Commission vote to reappoint assessors chairman fails

The Augusta Commission voted 5-3-2 on reappointing longtime Board of Assessors Chairman Charles Smith, but six votes were needed to pass the measure.
By Susan McCord
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