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Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

Voters registered at empty lots?

A sample analysis of registered voters in Richmond County found more that two dozen individuals whose home of record was an empty lot or an uninhabitable structure.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Early vote turnout low in Augusta District 1

Augustans who live in commission District 1 are showing little interest in voting early in the runoff between incumbent Matt Aitken and challenger Bill Fennoy.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

District 1 runoff a repeat of 2009

Much like today, in 2009, two black candidates and two white candidates faced off in the general election, with Matt Aitken coming in first and Bill Fennoy in second.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Early voting in runoff starts Monday

Early voting in the Dec. 4 runoff between Matt Aitken and Bill Fennoy for the District 1 Augusta Commission seat starts Monday.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Disability won't keep teen from voting

Now that she is 19 and old enough to vote, casting a ballot Tuesday will be a milestone for Katelin Boykin, who has spina bifida myelomeningocele and is confined to a wheelchair.
By Tracey McManus

Polls prepared for election day

Even though about half for the 80,000 or so voters expected in this election had already cast their ballots, Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey still predicts lines at the polls Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Thousands vote early in Augusta

Nearly 30 percent of local registered voters cast a ballot in advance of Tuesday’s General Election. In Richmond County, 31,113 voters took advantage of the three-week advance voting period ...
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Augusta history could be made tonight

Should he succeed in defeating Freddie Sanders on Tuesday, Richard Roundtree will be the first black man to hold that office since it was established more than 230 years ago.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Today is last day of advance voting

Today is the last day polls will be open for advance voting in Georgia. Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey expects almost 4,000 more voters to cast a ballot at the three polling locations.
By Steve Crawford

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Schools race matches newcomer, incumbent

Depending on who you ask, the Richmond County Board of Education District 8 race needs a veteran with experience or a newcomer to replace officials who have overstayed their welcome.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Three seeking District 3 Augusta commission seat

Two relative insiders, both with close ties to sitting Augusta politicians, and a Michigan transplant are vying to represent the city's affluent District 3 on the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Commission candidates stump at May Park forum

A forum at May Park Community Center featured candidates running for Augusta Commission seats and school board candidate Marion Barnes.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Challenger vies for District 1 school seat

Incumbent Marion Barnes said his experience and knowledge of the issues gives him an upper-hand, but Lucien Williams says his fresh set of eyes and financial background can help bring change.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

Roundtree, Sanders vie for Richmond County sheriff

Richard Roundtree and Freddie Sanders are vying for Richmond County sheriff.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Atkins, Cheek vie for school board District 8 seat

Incumbent Jimmy Atkins and Robert Cheek are running for Richmond County school board District 8 seat.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Super District candidates debate

Marion Williams and Harold Jones, candidates for the Super District 9 post on the Augusta Commission, revealed different approaches to leadership during a forum Thursday at Eastview Community Center.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Voter registration deadline Tuesday

Richmond County voters can register or update their information at the Board of Elections office in the Municipal Building on Greene Street, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By Steve Crawford

Davis, Smith lead in campaign cash

In the final quarterly fundraising report due prior to Nov. 6 commission elections, District 3 contender Mary Davis and District 7 hopeful Donnie Smith are about $10,000 ahead of the competition.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Commission veteran, ex-solicitor vie for seat

Super District 9 race pits former Augusta commissioner Marion Williams against former Richmond County State Court Solicitor Harold Jones
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

South Augusta key for Sanders

Republican Freddie Sanders called Augusta's south side the "battleground" in the race for Richmond County sheriff.
By Steve Crawford
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Builder questions city's bidding process

City projects that are bid on over and over are a waste of time and money for small businesses, said an attorney seeking to "start a dialogue" about possibly changing Augusta's procurement process.
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