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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

North Augusta city council passes 2015 budget on first reading

North Augusta residents can breath a little easier for now, knowing they might not be paying more in taxes next year.
By Travis Highfield

School funding, standards are focus of SC superintendent debate

COLUMBIA - Both major party candidates to be South Carolina's top educator said they support the idea of revamping school funding guidelines and are looking at a more equitable way to do so.
By Meg Kinnard

Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign.
By Kathleen Foody

Sheheen accuses Haley of pay-to-play

COLUMBIA - Candidate Vincent Sheheen said companies that get economic incentives from state government should not be allowed to donate to the governor or other political candidates,
By Jeffrey Collins

Interim administrator to present balanced budget proposal

A big test of interim City Administrator Tameka Allen's tenure culminates Tuesday in her presentation of a 2015 city budget proposal.
By Susan McCord

Court probation deal before city panel

Augusta commissioners are to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Gubernatorial candidates blast opponents

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the Republican over a high unemployment rate and accused him of ...
By Kathleen Foody

North Augusta city council to discuss budget Monday

The current proposed budget includes no tax increase; however, two possible tax increase options were presented during study sessions in September.
By Nikasha Dicks

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

In Georgia Senate bid, Nunn talks economy to women

Michelle Nunn has tailored her message in the final few weeks of her campaign against Republican David Perdue to reach women.
By Christina A. Cassidy

City Ink: Parking meters are only the start of revenue possibilities

In a surprise move, the Down­town Development Au­thority and Executive Di­rector Margaret Woodard have renewed their push for parking meters on Broad Street. Just kidding about it ...
By Sylvia Cooper

Graham focuses on getting voters to polls

AIKEN - As the days dwindle before the Nov. 4 election, the race for Lindsey Graham's U.S. Senate seat is more about making sure Democrats and Republicans get their voters to the polls than ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Food stamp phone line busy

Since the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services launched a statewide phone service for food stamp recipients, the demand has overwhelmed operators.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Obama to name Ebola czar

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. ...
By Jim Kuhnhenn

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Barrow, Allen spar over nasty campaign ads

STATESBORO, Ga. - Democratic Rep. John Barrow and his Republican rival blamed each other in a debate Thursday for lobbing unfair attacks in a flood of negative advertising during their ...
By Russ Bynum

Columbia County candidates debate in Evans

Approximately 80 spectators attended the event, which fielded questions on SPLOST, population growth, transportation and how each candidate can improve Columbia County.
By Doug Stutsman

City's marina operator still on site

The city’s marina operator hasn’t taken any steps to vacate the premises after the Augusta Port Authority filed a notice of intent to evict the company last month for failing to pay months of back ...
By Susan McCord

Isakson says VA legislation gaining ground

During a visit to The Augusta Chronicle, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said new legislation that provides for more timely care and improved accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Democrats signal Georgia Senate race still in play

ATLANTA - With an infusion of cash into the race for Georgia's open Senate seat, national Democrats are signaling they believe the state is still in play with less than three weeks left before the ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Columbia County candidates square off

Candidates for local offices in Columbia County will square off Thursday in a public forum at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center.

Newspaper to sponsor patriotic rally

Returning to public life and taking responsibility are among the ideas being pushed at an upcoming rally hosted by The Augusta Chronicle and ROAR: Renaissance of American Responsibility, Morris ...
By Susan McCord

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William Fennoy

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Corey Johnson

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Mary Davis

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Alvin Davis

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Bill Lockett

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 825-1847 (c)

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Ben Hasan

Term: 2015-2018

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Donnie Smith

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2606 (c)

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Wayne Guilfoyle

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 592-2385 (h)

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Marion Williams

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2582 (c)

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Grady Smith

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 825-9473 (c)

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