Articles from the Government section archive

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

City Ink: When politics are slow, gift shopping I will go

The good news is it was a slow week for local politics. The bad news is I'm not writing about local politics this week.
By Sylvia Cooper

Bond issues often costly

Issuing municipal bonds and later refunding and reissuing them makes it easier for local governments to afford large projects and lower their interest payments. But each transaction comes at a price.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Smith case referred to Attorney General's office

A state probe into allegations former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith moonlighted for a hospitality company while drawing his Georgia State Patrol salary will be reviewed by the state attorney ...
By Susan McCord

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sanders was gentleman who made Augusta better

Just as I was about to hang up the phone after talking with former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders in 1999 he wanted to say one more thing: "Tell everyone," Sanders stressed, "that if I was not born and ...
By Don Rhodes

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Allen, Cassell stay on for now

New city administrator Janice Allen Jackson asked the commission to retain interim administrators Tameka Allen and Steve Cassell until she fills two deputy administrator slots.
By Susan McCord

Hagel out as defense chief

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Obama's Cabinet, senior administration.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

City to consider emergency plan

The Richmond County Emer­gency Management Agency has drafted changes to emergency operating procedures. Overlooked, however, were several pages of emergency contact data riddled with ...
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

ATLANTA - On the gridiron, it takes a team to win, and some elected officials around the South are looking to band together rather than brawl over the 2016 presidential primaries.
By Christina A. Cassidy

City Ink: Top turkeys get taste of their own medicine

I got up and out of my sickbed so I could write this column because it's almost Thanks­giving and time for the annual Turkey of the Year awards, the highlight of the holiday season.
By Sylvia Cooper

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Tax payments by credit card cost more

Property owners paying their tax bill for the first time using a credit card might be surprised to find a fee of $20 or more, depending on the amount of their bill.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Haley: India trip will yield economic boost

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that her trip to India has been personally emotional and highly productive for South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox

Municipal Building renovation on schedule

Renovations at Augusta's Municipal Building complex are 80 percent finished and on schedule for completion in May, according to the city's representative on the project.
By Susan McCord

Workers give governor final salute

ATLANTA - Dozens of state workers braved the cold Wednesday morning to offer their final salute to former Gov. Carl Sanders as his hearse passed the Capitol.
By Walter C. Jones

Attacks on nurses, health-care workers spark alarm

ATLANTA -- Nurses, doctors, emergency medical technicians and other health-care workers get punched, bit and slammed into walls while doing their jobs, and a legislative panel is considering ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Hyde Park residents question spending

A bevy of upset Hyde Park residents were on hand for new city Administrator Janice Allen Jackson's first commission meeting Tuesday, demanding to know where $4 million in relocation funds had been ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Isakson kicks off re-election bid

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson kicked off the 2016 campaign on Monday, announcing his re-election bid surrounded by top Republicans at the state Capitol.
By Christina A. Cassidy

J.B. Academy of Musik Pupils wants to use old chamber building

Augusta Regional Collaboration's delay in reopening the former metro Chamber of Commerce building on Broad Street is leaving the J.B. Academy of Musik Pupils without a home again, according to ...
By Susan McCord

Commission set to vote on animal board

The Augusta Commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the members of an Animal Services ordinance review subcommittee meant to help the shelter's advisory board finalize updates to the ...
By Tracey McManus

Augusta native former Gov. Carl Sanders dies at 89

Carl Sanders, an Augusta native who served as governor of Georgia from 1963 to 1967 died Sunday.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Effort to bring medical cannabis to Georgia continues

ATLANTA - While an effort to bring a form of medical marijuana to Georgia garnered support during the legislative session, hurdles remain as lawmakers prepare to make another attempt next year.
By Christina A. Cassidy

District 1


William Fennoy

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 726-4014 (c)

Send E-mail

District 2


Corey Johnson

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 736-4435 (h)

Phone: (706) 993-0224 (c)

Send E-mail

District 3


Mary Davis

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2574 (c)

Send E-mail

District 4


Alvin Davis

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 955-6130

Send E-mail

District 5


Bill Lockett

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 825-1847 (c)

Phone: (706) 798-7175 (h)

Send E-mail

District 6


Ben Hasan

Term: 2015-2018

District 7


Donnie Smith

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2606 (c)

Send E-mail

District 8


Wayne Guilfoyle

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 592-2385 (h)

Phone: (706) 796-3444 (w)

Send E-mail

District 9


Marion Williams

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2582 (c)

Send E-mail

District 10


Grady Smith

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 825-9473 (c)

Phone: (706) 733-9473 (w)


Top headlines

Sickness closes all McDuffie County schools

One day after closing an elementary because of excessive absences caused by an outbreak of illnesses, the McDuffie County School System has decided to enact an emergency closure of all seven of ...
Search Augusta jobs