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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mayor's authority questioned

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson are having a disagreement over whether she works for him. Davis said Jackson made the assertion that she doesn't, leaving him ...
By Susan McCord

Columbia County hospital appeal begins

Whether Columbia County finally gets its own hospital and who gets to build it could be decided by a hearing beginning today in Atlanta.
By Tom Corwin

SC high court backs Project Jackson

The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a North Augusta ordinance being used to finance a new stadium development for the Augusta GreenJackets
By Meg Mirshak

Hillary Clinton campaigns in SC today

SANTEE, S.C. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is talking about the importance of job training during a visit to South Carolina this week.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Senate leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down

South Carolina's most powerful politician said that he has no intention of stepping down as the state Senate's leader, despite Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler's request that he do so.
By Seanna Adcox

MOX needs $1 billion yearly, leader says

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility and other related processes need more than $1 billion annually to complete construction.
By Meg Mirshak

Columbia County approves new housing district

Columbia County leaders unanimously approved the creation of a new residential zoning district for compact neighborhoods, but a six-month moratorium on high-density housing will likely remain.
By Wesley Brown

North Augusta, business settle zoning dispute

Attorneys representing North Augusta reached a settlement with Wyndham Enterprises in a longtime zoning dispute over potential fireworks sales Tuesday, but refused to give details or say how much ...
By Mike Rosier

Nov. 3 is date for SPLOST referendum

The Augusta Commission on Tuesday agreed to hold the city's next sales tax referendum on Nov. 3 instead of March 1 and to terminate a little-used pilot bus route to Fort Gordon.
By Susan McCord

Monday, June 15, 2015

Restoration of historic Butt Bridge falls behind schedule

Originally designed for horse-drawn wagons and autos such as Model T Fords, the 15th Street bridge was supposed to start receiving an expansive face-lift in January.
By Wesley Brown

Allen to hold Grovetown office hours

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen announced that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours at the Grovetown City Hall on Old Wrightsboro Road from 1-3 p.m. Thursday.

Commission to vote on November sales tax referendum

A final vote on whether to hold the next sales tax referendum Nov. 3 goes before the Augusta Commission on Tuesday for approval.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Parkinson's won't stop him, Isakson says

ATLANTA - Georgia's political world shuddered a little with the news that Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's Disease, and now voters may be wondering if he's still qualified.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, June 13, 2015

City Ink: 'Augmented reality' could work for commissioners

There's an idea to promote James Brown and draw tourists to Augusta by creating "augmented reality" exhibits projecting Brown's images. It's an intriguing concept that commissioners could put to ...
By Sylvia Cooper

Arena study leaves unanswered questions

A study commissioned by the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority said Augusta is ripe for a new 10,000-seat civic center to replace the 35-year-old James Brown Arena, but it left several ...
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 12, 2015

Plans to enhance Augusta's James Brown tribute advance

Inspired by a recent visit to Albany, Ga., an Augusta economic development subcommittee pushed ahead Friday with plans to enhance Augusta's tribute to James Brown.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mayor's office staying within budget

Mayor Hardie Davis remains within the budget afforded him by the Augusta Commission, but he maintains the limited funding is hurting the city.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SC senators advance measure to keep state government running if no budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A bill advanced that would keep South Carolina state government running if the fiscal year starts July 1 without a budget, but questions remain on how that would impact the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Committee OKs November SPLOST vote

Three Augusta commissioners pushed through a November date for the city's next sales tax referendum, setting in motion a two-month schedule for developing a project list.
By Susan McCord

Haley signs tuition bill for vets

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed Senate Bill 391 at USC Aiken to provide in-state tuition at all state public colleges for military veterans and their dependents.
By Mike Rosier
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Aiken fatal crash victim named

The investigation continues into the death of a 41-year-old Aiken man believed killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 1.
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