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Master plan in need of more public input

Does Augusta need three skate parks, at least 22 more miles of walking trails and four dog parks? The city's new recreation master plan calls for all that and more, but it remains a work in ...
By Susan McCord | Sunday, May 15, 2016

Two vying for Super District 9 commission seat

Ronnie Battle is challenging incumbent commissioner Marion Williams for the Super District 9 seat.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Augusta official cites progress in collecting, spending new stormwater utility fees

Augusta's storm fee may be the subject of a repeal effort but city officials are moving along with spending what Engineering Director Abie Ladson said have been collections of $1.1 million and ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pair running to fill Lockett's District 5 seat

Andrew Jefferson and Kelby Walker present a different picture of how they will serve Augusta Commission District 5 if elected. The pair face off on the May 24 nonpartisan ballot to succeed ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, May 9, 2016

Housing development tax credits will go before panel

Replacement of the demolished Cherry Tree Cros­sing public housing project inches forward with a low-income housing tax credit application going for support from a city committee Tuesday.
By Susan McCord | Monday, May 9, 2016

Tuesday candidate forums overlap

Events are being held Tuesday by the CSRA League of Women Voters and Augusta Committee for Good Goverment.
Monday, May 9, 2016

2 challenge Fennoy for Augusta Commission seat

Augusta Commission member Bill Fennoy faces challengers Michael Thurman and Denice Traina in the competition for the District 1 seat.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, May 7, 2016

Augusta parks plan calls for more parks

One finding in a new Augusta Recreation master plan released Wednesday might surprise Augusta residents familiar with the city’s 60-plus parks and recreation facilities.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, May 4, 2016

City riverfront development deal advances

Kirby Glaze is no stranger to Augusta's pension property or to government development projects. He and DDA Director Margaret Woodard have twice met privately with Augusta commissioners in ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, May 4, 2016

City-owned depot site subject of closed-door dealmaking

City officials remain tight-lipped about a deal to develop more than six acres of downtown riverfront real estate.
By Damon Cline and Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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
 
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