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Finalists for Augusta housing director interviewed

Augusta is nearing the end of a search to replace former Housing and Community Development Direc­tor Chester Wheeler, who resigned in December.
By Susan McCord | Friday, July 3, 2015

Animal ordinance still being reviewed

Augusta-Richmond County's long-debated animal ordinance package is under review by the city law department, but there is no timeline for when it could go to the Augusta Commission for a vote.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, July 2, 2015

Former ANIC chief up for housing, development job

The former head of the struggling Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. turned up Wednesday on Augusta's list of four finalists to head the Augusta Housing and Community Development department.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Suit filed in stun gun death

The family of the man who died in 2013 after being handcuffed and tased by Richmond County Sheriff's deputies filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against Augusta-Richmond County, Sheriff ...
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Administrator lays out top concerns

Augusta's lack of a comprehensive facilities plan, personnel issues, heavy reliance on contractors and need for economic development are areas that should be focused on in coming months, City ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, June 27, 2015

Number of places allowing smoking in Georgia rise in six years

The number of bars and restaurants in Georgia that allow smoking has nearly doubled after the statewide smoking ordinance was passed, a recent study finds, prompting the authors to call for ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vote to merge local governments marks 20th anniversary

This week marked 20 years since Richmond County voters approved the consolidation of Augusta-Richmond County, setting in motion the current form of city government.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mayor to hold office hours Wednesday

Hardie Davis will hold mayor's office hours in District 1 Wednesday at Metro Market in downtown Augusta.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Authority reduces SPLOST goal for new arena

Rather than seeking $90 million to $110 million from Augusta's next sales tax package for a new civic center, the Coliseum Authority is looking to craft a financing deal that will include just $10 ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, June 19, 2015

Mayor's authority questioned

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson are having a disagreement over whether she works for him. Davis said Jackson made the assertion that she doesn't, leaving him ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nov. 3 is date for SPLOST referendum

The Augusta Commission on Tuesday agreed to hold the city's next sales tax referendum on Nov. 3 instead of March 1 and to terminate a little-used pilot bus route to Fort Gordon.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Commission to vote on November sales tax referendum

A final vote on whether to hold the next sales tax referendum Nov. 3 goes before the Augusta Commission on Tuesday for approval.
By Susan McCord | Monday, June 15, 2015

Mayor's office staying within budget

Mayor Hardie Davis remains within the budget afforded him by the Augusta Commission, but he maintains the limited funding is hurting the city.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Committee OKs November SPLOST vote

Three Augusta commissioners pushed through a November date for the city's next sales tax referendum, setting in motion a two-month schedule for developing a project list.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Committee may OK November SPLOST vote

Going for committee approval Tuesday is a schedule for developing a sales tax package in time to put it before Richmond County voters Nov. 3.
By Susan McCord | Monday, June 8, 2015

Restoring synagogue, court building will take work

Inside the 19th century buildings, there are very few visible signs of what were Georgia's first constructed synagogue and a Court of the Ordinary building used to store legal documents safely.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, June 6, 2015

Commissioners wary of plan for new arena

Commissioners are wary of committing as much as half of a new sales tax package to replacing James Brown Arena, a project coliseum authority members say will cost up to $110 million.
By Susan McCord | Friday, June 5, 2015

Board asks for stormwater fee waiver

Members of the Richmond County Board of Education want the Augusta Commission to exempt the school system and its properties from a controversial stormwater fee.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Commission votes to save two historic buildings

Members of Augusta's Jewish and faith communities and historic preservation advocates celebrated the city commission's Tuesday vote to save two historic buildings.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Augusta Commission tables vote on stormwater fee

Augusta commissioners again on Tuesday delayed taking action on a stormwater utility fee, despite including fee revenue in next month's budget and increased opposition from Richmond County Board ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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