A high-stakes contest between a minority-owned Atlanta bond underwriting firm and Augusta financial advisers shifted into high gear when a vote to refinance stalled.
Tickets to the premiere of "Get On Up" caused a dust-up on the Augusta Commission after one official said he was denied the perk after refusing to support the mayor's choice for a new administrator.
An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman wounded about 15.
Augusta Fire Chief Chris James said the increase was necesarry to keep the department from losing firefighters to higher-paying agencies.
Former City Administrator Fred Russell hasn't been sitting still since the Augusta Commission voted to fire him in December.
The Richmond County Emergency Management Agency is taking applications for their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class scheduled for August 21.
Federal and state races will dominate the Nov. 4 ballot after Augusta voters did most of their local decision-making in the May 20 partisan primary and nonpartisan election.
Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
Congressman Paul Broun is cosponsoring a bill that would legalize on a national basis the use of a marijuana-derived oil and other therapeutic hemp products for medical treatments.