Augusta-Richmond County Commission

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Contract of airport's new chief approved

Though the area of Char­lotte Douglas Inter­national Airport he oversaw is larger than all of Augusta Regional Airport, Herbert Judon said it is "humbling and exciting" to take the helm as ...
By Susan McCord | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Panel backs riverwalk upgrades

Augusta Commission members got an early glance Tuesday at the Downtown Devel­op­ment Authority's $1 million plan to enhance Riverwalk Augusta, starting with two large, illuminated arches.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Panel set to approve gift to animal shelter left in will

Col. Barbara A. Davis was "a longtime supporter of Augusta Animal Services," so she left the city's animal shelter a portion of her estate.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 25, 2016

City Ink: Past comes back to blast rain tax

At last week's citizens uprising against Augusta's rain tax, six former Augusta Com­mis­sion members showed up at the Marble Pa­lace, which would have been enough to vote it down.
By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, April 24, 2016

4 interviewed to be central services chief

The position of central services director, created by City Ad­min­istrator Janice Allen Jack­­son, oversees facilities, fleet, 311, records retention and real estate. It takes ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, April 22, 2016

Stormwater fee foes form alliance for repeal push

Former Augusta Commissioner Moses Todd's I Love Augusta, Dar­ren Smith's Augusta-Richmond Coun­ty Property Owners Association and the Augusta Professional Fire­fight­ers ...
By Susan McCord | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Updating sidewalks could cost $105 million

A firm and two subconsultants catalogued every sidewalk, crosswalk, curb ramp and other pedestrian way around Augusta and rated its level of accessibility under the Americans with ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Interest rallied but no action taken as Augusta Film Office backs out of city film deal

Augusta's efforts to attract moviemakers remain as is for the time being after an upstart film group Tuesday rejected plans to team up with the city tourism bureau.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Groups team up to fight stormwater fee

Former Augusta Commissioner Moses Todd's I Love Augusta group is joining forces with a southside property owners group to push for the repeal of the stormwater utility fee.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Candidates make pitches at forum

Augusta's sprint to May 24 elections continued Monday at a forum in the Laney-Walker community.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 18, 2016

Mayor suggests downtown "quiet zones" for trains

Turning Sixth Street into a pedestrian way and closing several side streets could make the area eligible for a quiet zone, Augusta's former traffic engineer says.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 18, 2016

Augusta candidates vie for senior votes

Senior citizens from Augusta senior centers were bused in to hear numerous political candidates ask them for support.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Augusta film office collaboration advances to full commission for decision

A city committee took no action Tuesday on a proposed collaboration between Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Regional Film Office to increase Augusta's share of the state ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Augusta leaders to look at boosting film business

City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson is recommending that two groups vying to represent Augusta to film and TV producers - the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Film Office ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 11, 2016

Commission to begin strategic workshops

Wednesday's session with the Planning and Development Department will will "lay the groundwork for economic development and redevelopment initiatives" with a focus on key south Augusta corridors, ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 11, 2016

Future uncertain for 'golf and gardens' property

There once was a time when Masters Week visitors had a chance to stroll down Reynolds Street and experience two of Augusta's great April legacies - golf and gardens. That time has gone.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Drone ban over crowds becomes law in Augusta

The new ordinance "provides a road map for other local communities to model," as the Federal Aviation Ad­min­­is­tration threatens to pre-empt local regulation of unmanned aircraft ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Augusta Commission debate over recognizing fire union continues

The Augusta Commission is also set to approve funding a new probation system and removing trees from around the James Brown statue at a Wednesday meeting.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Commission expected to approve drone ban

The proposed ordinance prohibits drone and model aircraft flights in areas where 100 or more people might gather. It does not apply to airspace regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration or ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

City Ink: James Brown Plaza loses its shade trees

A plan to beautify James Brown Plaza has destroyed the root systems of four trees.
By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, March 27, 2016
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