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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

Commission votes to move meeting days

The commission voted 10-0 last week to move commitee and legal meetings to the second and last Tuesdays of each month.
Friday, March 6, 2015

Forum planned Monday for District 7 candidates

West Augusta Alliance will hold a forum for the District 7 commission candidates Monday.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, March 5, 2015

Commission approves full-time vet hire for animal services

The Augusta Commission on Tuesday approved the hire of a full-time veterinarian for Animal Services, a new position created last year as a strategy to lower the shelter's elevated euthanasia rate.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mayor declines to break commission tie

Augusta commissioners won't have to justify out-of-state travel after Mayor Hardie Davis declined to break a tie and indicate his stance on the issue.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tag offices closed on Saturdays in March

All three of the Richmond County Tax Commissioner tag offices will be closed every Saturday in March for employee training, according to a press release.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2 commissioners want to let administrator hire, fire

Two Augusta commissioners want to streamline government operations by giving more responsibility to the city administrator.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 2, 2015

Legislators won't back Davis' power play

A local bill that would change Augusta's charter that consolidated the city and county in 1995 requires three House members and all three senators who represent areas of Augusta to move forward. 
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Davis not first to seek added mayor power

Hardie Davis isn't the first Augusta mayor to seek additional power for the office.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

C-SPAN broadcast to feature Augusta

A team from C-SPAN visited Augusta this week, filming documentaries meant to showcase the city's historical and literary achievements for the rest of the nation.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Davis pitches 'strong mayor' plan

Mayor Hardie Davis continued discourse Tuesday promoting a change to a strong mayor form of government before a receptive south Augusta audience.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
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