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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Davis leads mayoral race fundraising

Sen. Hardie Davis maintains a healthy fundraising lead over Augusta's other four mayoral candidates in the latest campaign financial reports due with Richmond County Board of Elections.
By Susan McCord

Monday, April 7, 2014

Deal campaign cash reaches $3.9 million

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday reported $3.9 million in cash for his re-election bid, after raising about $84,000 in 11 days since the legislative session ended.
By Christina A. Cassidy

On heels of $700,000 lawsuit, Deal wants overhaul of ethics agency

ATHENS, Ga. - Gov. Nathan Deal will propose an overhaul of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, he said on Monday. Deal's announcement comes three days after a jury ...
By Lee Shearer

Commission candidates report fundraising

A shorter season seems to be making for smaller campaign war chests, especially in the Super District 10 Augusta Commission election.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carter to report $1.6 million in cash for campaign

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter will report having $1.6 million in cash for his gubernatorial campaign after raising about $416,000 in 11 days after the legislative session ended, a campaign ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, April 5, 2014

City Ink: Media not invited to secret meeting

It's a sad state of affairs when the Richmond County school board president holds a tea party and invites commissioners, school board members and others and doesn't invite the media.
By Sylvia Cooper

Friday, April 4, 2014

Quorum makes meeting illegal

A meeting of elected officials held Thursday to discuss how to improve Augusta's image broke the state's open meetings law after a quorum of Board of Education members showed up without having ...
By Tracey McManus and Meg Mirshak

Hospital provider fee unsettled

ATLANTA -- At stake is about $30 million in federal money for hospitals, according to the Department of Community Health, which runs Medicaid in the state.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Committee gives Gold Cross Augusta EMS zone

Gold Cross EMS won an administrative victory over Augusta Fire Department Thursday when a regional committee voted to give the ambulance company exclusive access to Augusta calls for emergency ...
By Susan McCord

Deal acts on Ga. food stamps

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal is ordering changes aimed at clearing the backlog jamming the state's food stamp program as federal officials threaten to cut up to $76 million in administrative ...
By Greg Bluestein

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Council to revisit 'zone provider' decision

The zoning committee of the East Central Georgia EMS Council is expected to reconsider the council's Nov. 15 recommendation by a 10-8 vote to designate the Augusta government as "zone provider.
By Susan McCord

Georgia voter registration now online, by smartphone

Georgians with a driver's license or state-issued ID can now register to vote online or using a smartphone app.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ex-judge challenges Haley

Tom Ervin said Tuesday the story of a 4-year-old boy who was beaten to death after being returned from foster care is part of what drove him to challenge Gov. Nikki Haley in a Republican primary.
By Seanna Adcox

Race, taxes at mayor forum

Asked if they'd support the commission raising property taxes, the candidates for mayor of Augusta offered varied positions.
By Susan McCord

Cleanup fee tops $16 million

The price of contracted cleanup behind February's ice storm crept higher Tuesday, to $16.4 million, while some areas of the city probably won't be completely free of debris before Masters Week.
By Susan McCord

Auto sales picked up steam

DETROIT — U.S. auto sales went out like a lion in March. Automakers said Tuesday that new car and truck sales picked up speed halfway through the month, culminating in a strong finish.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, March 31, 2014

Allen, Stone butt heads at debate

Two Republicans seeking a second chance to unseat U.S. Rep. John Barrow debated Mon­day whether the U.S. House's GOP leaders should be taken to task during their primary campaign.
By Russ Bynum

Ga. ethics trial begins

Deal received a subpoena, but the judge on Monday dismissed the governor from having to testify after state attorneys argued that Deal had no direct knowledge of what happened at the ethics ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

EEO director could be demoted

Augusta's equal employment opportunity director is in the hot seat, as commissioners try to demote her from department head to coordinator, answering to the city's Human Resources director.
By Susan McCord

More forums planned for candidates

Augusta voters who don't know much about the candidates running for mayor have at least five more opportunities to see them in action prior to the May 20 election.

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Post exchange construction loses 40 days to winter

The $22 million expansion of Fort Gordon's Post Exchange lost nearly 40 construction days this winter, but the project's manager said Wednesday that the new facility should be ready well ahead of ...