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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

McMaster should resign from private club, Sellers says

COLUMBIA - The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor challenged Republican opponent Henry McMaster on Thursday to permanently renounce his membership from a historically all-white country club.
By Seanna Adcox

Smith double-dipped during Masters Week, investigation finds

A Georgia Department of Public Safety investigation has determined Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith broke Georgia State Patrol policy and state law.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

$20,000 in sanctions issued in Georgia ethics case

ATLANTA - A judge imposed fines of $10,000 each on the Georgia attorney general's office and the head of the state ethics commission Wednesday, saying they had failed to turn over key documents in ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Only 659 respond to first Augusta Citizen Survey

Augusta's mayor should have more authority and the city attorney and administrator should report to him or her, according to nearly two-thirds of respondents in the first Augusta Citizen Survey.
By Susan McCord

Sanford: Ex-wife's accusations 'crazy'

CHARLESTON, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Wednesday that accusations and requests made by his ex-wife, Jenny, in their contentious divorce, including that he undergo a mental evaluation, are ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Carter's education plan may not be as fruitful as he hopes, experts say

ATLANTA - Jason Carter's campaign for governor rests on his plan to boost spending for public schools without a tax increase, but experts say it's not so simple.
By Walter C. Jones

Commission hears outcry from business owners

Augusta Commission members nixed plans to increase alcohol license fees by 10 percent after restaurant and bar owners complained about the increase.
By Susan McCord

Smith to retire early for health reasons

While under investigation for a possible policy violation while serving with the Georgia State Patrol, Smith said he's obtained retirement for health reasons.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Public safety officials push for new radio system

After a February ice storm left deputies and firefighters without radio communications for extended periods, public safety officials want their own radio system.
By Travis Highfield

Commissioners seek attorney general's opinion on SPLOST

Two Augusta commissioners are seeking an opinion from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on the city's disbursement of sales tax proceeds to non-profits.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

City Ink: Millage increase was a sweet decision for commission

Raising the property tax rate last week was a cakewalk for the Augusta Com­mis­sion.
By Sylvia Cooper

Democrats threaten statewide shift

AIKEN - This year's elections give Democrats in South Carolina a rare opportunity to flip the state's leadership away from the Republican Party.
By Jeffrey Collins

Nunn, Perdue spar over business backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case that their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Millage rates don't tell entire tax story

Newcomers who consider Augusta-Richmond County property tax rates in relocation decisions should rest assured county tax rates remain among the area's lowest, despite a Monday commission vote to ...
By Susan McCord

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Smith retired by state, investigation ongoing

Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, under investigation while on paid leave with Georgia State Patrol since June, has been retired by the state employees' retirement system, but the investigation ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Transit committee has first meeting

Enthusiastic members of the first Augusta Public Transit Citizens' Advisory Committee expressed hopes for the beleaguered service and elected officers at a first full meeting Thursday.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Where you live

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., speaks at the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfast meeting. Wilson is making his annual bus tour of the second district.
By Michael Holahan

Changes to Municipal building renovations still not finalized

City officials got closer to finalizing plans to change recently completed renovations at Augusta Municipal Building during a tense Wednesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Project hits snag over restroom

The Augusta Regional Collaborative Project hit a roadblock this week when a city inspector declared the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building unfit for occupancy until a first-floor restroom ...
By Susan McCord

Isakson chides candidate Nunn

ATLANTA -- Sen. Johnny Isakson needled Michelle Nunn a little Tuesday about her hints that she might not support Sen. Harry Reid for majority leader.
By Walter C. Jones

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