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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Property tax rates not expected to change

The proposed rate is identical to last year's millage and will generate about the same amount of revenue for government operations, despite slim growth of around $85 million in the tax digest, ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

New Augusta Public Transit software will gather, share data

New real-time tracking technology will keep Augusta Public Transit riders better informed and better served, the city transit director said.
By Susan McCord

Change cuts back on school testing time

Georgia teachers will spend more time teaching and students more time learning this year, thanks to the Legislature and Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Lee Shearer

Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Pardon Our Mess: 11th Street canal bridge repairs

The Trans­por­tation Investment Act project has created an obstacle course for drivers.
By Sandy Hodson

City seeing progress in roadwork

Six Augusta projects - improving two Highway 88 intersections and resurfacing sections of Highland Avenue, Jackson and Pleasant Home roads and Walton Way Extension - are done.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Glascock County digs up buried records

GIBSON, Ga. - Glascock County employees used shovels in a hole more than 6 feet deep to unearth county documents buried years ago on land adjoining its landfill.
By Parish Howard

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Officials give praise to River Watch upgrades

Millions in Transportation Investment Act spending is enhancing safety and interconnectedness for commuters on River Watch Parkway, officials said at a meeting Thursday.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Transportation sales tax panel to meet

The four-member review committee has a barbecue lunch meeting scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Augusta Technical College in Building 600, Room 633.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Augusta getting 100 used voting machines from Colorado county

Colorado's switch to voting by mail is Augusta's gain as Adams County, Colo., donates 100 surplus Diebold TSX voting machines to Richmond County Board of Elections. Elections Executive Director ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

North Augusta renews indigent defense contract

The North Augusta City Council voted Monday night to enter into a new six-month contract with the Aiken County Public Defender's Office to represent people charged with Municipal Court offenses ...
By James Folker

Few answers in federal audit of Augusta government

The U.S. Department of Labor launched an audit Thursday of city government employment practices.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Pardon our Mess: Incorrect roadwork signs

Signs about the John C. Calhoun Expressway renovations incorrectly say taxpayers in another part of the state paid for the work.
By Susan McCord

City Ink: After operation, it's time to catch up on news

I wanted to tell you about my operation, but I don't remember anything about it.
By Sylvia Cooper

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Anderson discusses runoff win in state Senate race

On the heels of his GOP runoff win for the state Senate District 24 seat, Columbia County native Lee Anderson says he plans to put his past political experience to good use in Atlanta if elected.
By Abbigail Lennon

Friday, July 29, 2016

Nuclear agency reports 'apparent' violations at MOX plant

The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication project at Savannah River Site has received two "apparent violations" from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, according to a report released this week.

Labor Department launches audit of Augusta government

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched an audit of departments in Augusta government for compliance with the Fair Labor Stan­dards Act regarding pay and wages. Audit interviews began ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, July 28, 2016

City holds talks on housing violation 'disconnect'

Augusta officials are narrowing in on a fix for the city's problem with unkempt residential properties - only some of which is tied to heavy use of Section 8 vouchers.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Grovetown council meeting gets heated

Tempers flared during a special called meeting of the Grovetown City Council in which longtime councilman and former mayor Dennis Trudeau proposed the council hire an outside attorney to ...
By Abbigail Lennon

Housing Choice program driving discussion about property upkeep

Augusta Housing Authority administers 3,702 Housing Choice units in Augusta-Richmond County, about 10.5 percent of the rental housing stock.
By Susan McCord

Runoffs are held across Georgia

A former mayor in west Georgia won the Republican nomination to replace a retiring GOP congressman as runoff elections were held across the state Tuesday.
By Russ Bynum
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