Augusta-Richmond County Commission

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Advance voting opens in runoff

Advance voting and voting by mail in the District 7 Augusta Commission special election runoff starts Monday in the Richmond County Board of Elections office.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, March 29, 2015

City Ink: Concerns of lack of mayor lunch coverage merit reply

It came to my attention that several commenters had remarked that last Sunday's column lacked sufficient detail about what King Hardie Davis said during our recent lunch at Nacho Mama's. 
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stormwater fee to pay salaries

While the city has presented maps of work requests, it has no firm timeline or detailed list of how and where an estimated $15 million in new annual revenue will be spent.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rural residents question stormwater fee

MCBEAN - Wary of downtown's tendency to spend their tax dollars somewhere else, a south Richmond County community didn't warm Thursday to the prospect of paying an additional fee for stormwater ...
By Susan McCord | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Augusta deputy administrator picks named

Two career government managers who left for a few years with the private sector are rejoining local government to serve at the side of Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Package store application returns for commission OK

Round 3 of a Tobacco Road standoff between a package store owner and her prospective Hephzibah neighbors goes before the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Augusta transit director interviews begin

Augusta commissioners and city staff started interviews Monday for the position of transit director.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 23, 2015

Family wants city to move portraits from cemetery

Descendants of Nicolas de l'Aigle, a wealthy French immigrant who deeded Augusta the land for Magnolia Cemetery in 1818, are asking the city's permission to move several of their ancestors' ...
By Susan McCord | Sunday, March 22, 2015

Familiar issues heard at stormwater fee meeting

Questions about why Augusta's stormwater infrastructure needs are best addressed by a new fee instead of some other means persisted at the city's fourth public meeting on the topic.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Drone ban in effect April 2-13

The proliferation of drone technology in sporting events won't result in a disruption at this year's Masters Tournament.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Candidates' voting records analyzed

Three candidates seeking the District 7 commission post don't always go to the polls themselves.
By Susan McCord and Sandy Hodson | Monday, March 16, 2015

Light voter turnout expected

Turnout will be key, but likely still very low in today's special election to fill an unexpired District 7 term on the Augusta commission.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 16, 2015

Whistleblower in Smith probe suspended

A primary whistleblower in the investigation of former Georgia State Patrol Lt. Donnie Smith was given three days without pay for engaging in explicit, lengthy phone conversations with other troopers.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Harris leads in District 7 fundraising race

Interim Augusta Commission member Louis "Hap" Harris outraised his two opponents in Tuesday's District 7 special election by about $10,000, candidate filings show.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Rider group wants to keep bus system privatized

Advocates for private management of Augusta Public Transit have an ally in the Augusta Bus Riders Association.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Political group endorses Frantom

One of Augusta's oldest political groups threw its support behind the youngest candidate, Sean Frantom, in the March 17 District 7 special election.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Commission members hold off on agreeing to November SPLOST

The referendum on Augusta's latest special purpose, local option sales tax would be voters' second chance at approving SPLOST 7 after an earlier package failed at the polls May 20.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Public meetings on stormwater utility fee begin tonight at 6

Public meetings on Augusta's proposed stormwater utility fee begin with a session at 6 p.m. today at the city boathouse, 101 Riverfront Drive.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

District 7 candidates face off at forum

Three candidates sparred over working with the mayor and commission and managing city infrastructure and taxpayer dollars for more than two hours at a forum.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 9, 2015

Panel OKs project oversight rules

A new action plan will help Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency take "a more active role" in its oversight of millions in bond-funded construction projects.
By Susan McCord | Friday, March 6, 2015
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