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Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

City Ink: Officials threaten to repeat history

The landfill and utility money would fund a budget increase for the sheriff's office, and who could be against raises for deputies? If only it would end there. But it wouldn't.
By Sylvia Cooper

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Franchise fee increase debated

A proposal by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree to raise the franchise fee Augusta charges city-owned utilities drew considerable discussion at a Friday budget retreat for Augusta ...
By Susan McCord

Fall arrives, park projects come to life

The sight of more people at Augusta’s parks signals a major season shift for Gary Hegner and his crew of 50 city groundskeepers.
By Wesley Brown

Firefighter sues over city overtime pay figures

On Friday in U.S. District Court, Robert D. Morris filed suit against the city. The petition seeks class-action certification on behalf of Morris and all other firefighters, more than 200, who ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

City looks to water, garbage revenue for RCSO salaries

Commissioners venture into uncharted territory as they consider increasing the franchise fee charged against water, sewer and garbage revenue to fund some $1.6 million in pay increases at the ...
By Susan McCord

SC Supreme Court stops same-sex marriage license

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Supreme Court ordered probate judges across the state to stop taking application for marriage licenses Thursday, saying it wants to give a federal judge time to rule.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

SC high court asked to halt gay marriage licenses

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina court approved same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, but the state's attorney general was asking the Supreme Court to refuse to grant the licenses before ...
By Bruce Smith

Aiken County guarded in reaction to possible gay marriages

Attitudes toward gay marriage were guarded in Aiken County in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision believed to legalize gay marriage in South Carolina.
By Sarita Chourey

Early voting starts, new Augusta advance voting site opens Monday

Voters ready to cast a ballot early or check out the new Telfair Street entrance to Augusta Municipal Building can do both at once with the opening of Richmond County's Advance Voting Center at ...
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Deal, Carter hit each other's weak spots in Georgia governor debate

PERRY, Ga. — Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints.
By Kathleen Foody

Nunn, Perdue work to undercut each other's message

PERRY, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Re­pub­lican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate. 
By Christina A. Cassidy

Columbia County Commission abolishes advisory boards

In a surprise move, Columbia County Commission abruptly voted to abolish the county's construction and engineering advisory boards and create a new body.
By Steve Crawford

Animal shelter director nixes adoption coordinator

The first time the issue went before the commission, Sharon Broady said she was withdrawing the request because she restructured her current staff's duties and pay instead.
By Tracey McManus

Unanimous vote defeats excise tax proposal

Augusta commissioners nixed plans to impose an energy excise tax, vowing to find an alternative source for $1.2 million to increase deputy pay.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Perdue says he's 'proud' of career

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue said Monday he's proud of his career, pushing back against critics who say the former CEO cared more about the bottom line than employees ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Pressure ramps up in governor's race

ATLANTA - The campaign stops featured warm and fuzzy, feel-good settings, but the candidates for Georgia governor pounded each other rhetorically on Monday as voter registration closed and they ...
By Kathleen Foody

Energy tax vote likely to fail

Augusta manufacturers appear headed for a victory over plans to tax them for the energy, as support has waned among commissioners scheduled to vote on the tax.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Last day to register to vote in Georgia election

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election in Georgia.

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

City Ink: The commission's waiting game

Commissioners have no problem wasting other people's time, but they show little patience with directors wasting a minute of theirs.
By Sylvia Cooper

Commissioners still debating pros, cons of excise tax

Augusta commissioners remain divided over whether to levy a new tax to replace revenue lost to a new state exemption for manufacturers.
By Susan McCord

District 1


William Fennoy

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 726-4014 (c)

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District 2


Corey Johnson

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 736-4435 (h)

Phone: (706) 993-0224 (c)

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District 3


Mary Davis

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2574 (c)

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District 4


Alvin Davis

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 955-6130

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District 5


Bill Lockett

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 825-1847 (c)

Phone: (706) 798-7175 (h)

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District 6


Ben Hasan

Term: 2015-2018

District 7


Donnie Smith

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2606 (c)

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District 8


Wayne Guilfoyle

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 592-2385 (h)

Phone: (706) 796-3444 (w)

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District 9


Marion Williams

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2582 (c)

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District 10


Grady Smith

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 825-9473 (c)

Phone: (706) 733-9473 (w)


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SC Speaker Harrell quits, pleas guilty

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