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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 26 runoff gets more advance voting sites

The Richmond County Board of Elections will open four sites Monday for advance voting in the State Court runoff.
By Susan McCord

Riverfront items go for Augusta Commission committee discussion

Augusta Southern Nationals wants out of paying fees to Augusta Port Authority for weekend dragboat races.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 11, 2016

Augusta solar energy effort breaks ground

Augusta's three five-acre solar panel arrays will place it first in Geor­gia among municipal solar projects, Mayor Hardie Davis said Monday.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Commission weighs limits on top employees' severance pay

The city's highest paid employees might see a slight change in their eligibility for severance packages under changes being discussed by the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

City Ink: Commissioner insists downtown safe

City Commissioner Sammie Sias and other elected officials attending the community breakfast forum Saturday at Jamestown Community Cen­ter assured the crowd that despite the July Fourth ...
By Sylvia Cooper

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Merchants mixed on July Fourth incident

"Miss K" Montey, owner of K's Buffalo Wings, jumped at the chance to open up on Broad Street facing James Brown Plaza last year. "We always wanted to be downtown. The statue is a good landmark," ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

City leaders react to riverwalk shootings

Augusta leaders reacted with disgust and concern Tuesday over the July Fourth gunfight that erupted after the city's fireworks display but said law enforcement could have done little to prevent it.
By Susan McCord

Advance voting in area runoff races starts Tuesday

Advance in-person voting starts today in statewide July 26 runoff elections, including a local judgeship and state Senate primary.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 4, 2016

Augusta ceremony honors declaration's signers

The Signers Monument in downtown Augusta stands over the remains of two of Georgia's three signers of the Declaration of In­de­pen­dence.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Waste rule change affects Savannah River Site

The Department of Energy has issued new criteria for the acceptance of transuranic waste at the Waste Iso­lation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M.

South Augusta authority proposal faces skepticism

A south Augusta resident for nearly 40 years, Commissioner-elect Andrew Jeffer­son has watched the area's retail shift first-hand.
By Susan McCord

City Ink: After mayor's heated email, media ends up blamed

Just like a former boss once told me, "No matter what happens or who does what, in the end, it will always be the newspaper's fault."
By Sylvia Cooper

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Augusta demolition program makes dent in property blight numbers

A new Augusta demolition program has seen 44 abandoned properties razed in the past year, but challenges and hundreds of similar ones remain.
By Susan McCord

Commissioners take mayor to task over email

Commissioner Marion Williams said he wouldn't allow the mayor's tone with the city administrator to go unmentioned, and he demanded a closed-door session to discuss personnel.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mayor's effort folded into policy changes

Mayor Hardie Davis demanded access to Augusta's draft fair chance hiring policy last week but was refused.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Harrisburg residents protest rooming house

Protesters say the city failed for years to prevent Mercy Ministries from operating an illegal boarding house in Harrisburg.
By Susan McCord

Blackwell wins House District 81 runoff

Bart Blackwell appears to have won the election for South Carolina House District 81, beating opponent KT Ruthven 1038 votes to 994, with all but absentee ballots counted.

House GOP report faults military on Benghazi attacks

The House Benghazi Committee, in a politically charged report, on Tuesday faulted the military for responding too slowly to send help to Benghazi, Libya, during the deadly 2012 attacks despite ...
By Matthew Daly

Monday, June 27, 2016

Move to create south Augusta development authority advances

State Sen. Harold Jones said that once the plan is fully vetted, a study committee could have local legislation ready when the General Assembly convenes in January.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, June 26, 2016

North Augusta to pay in Project Jackson suit

City Administrator Todd Glover has said the city spent about $250,000 fighting the suit. 
By James Folker
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Commission votes to withhold appraiser's raise
The Augusta Commission removed a proposed raise for Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross on Monday and wants him to demonstrate progress on exempt property and personnel issues to stay under contract.