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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

Trees damaged during work at James Brown statue

Four large trees around the James Brown statue have been damaged by city workers beyond survival and must be removed, Engineering Director Abie Ladson said.
By Susan McCord | Friday, March 25, 2016

Ex-commissioner Smith loses police certification

Nearly two years since he was accused of moonlighting at a hospitality house during Masters Week while drawing his Georgia State Pa­trol salary, former Augusta Commis­sion member Donnie ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Augusta panel backs drone limits

Augusta Commission members voiced approval Mon­day for a year-round ban on operating drones over sporting and other events or gatherings able to seat 100 or more.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 21, 2016

City Ink: Switch to online viewing doesn't change commission

Watching the Augusta Commission from your desktop or even the floor doesn't help that much.
By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, March 20, 2016

Year later, commission still struggling with drone issue

Augusta officials have had almost a year to decide how much to restrict drones in public skies and over crowds since implementing a ban limited to the period around the 2015 Masters Tournament. ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, March 19, 2016

Workers caught in raise probe to keep part of pay hikes

Three Environmental Services employees including Director Mark Johnson must repay nine months' worth of 10 percent raises.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, March 17, 2016

Commission approves solar projects

Augusta's jail, lock and dam and former main library will soon sport solar panels after two decisions Tuesday by the Augusta Commission. Mayor Hardie Davis broke a 5-5 tie for the library project.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Commission delays action on drones

After twice switching course on a drone ordinance, Augusta Commission members changed direction again Tuesday at the urging of Mayor Hardie Davis, who assigned a subcommittee to revamp the ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mayor's Masters event to aid cancer center

The support comes at a time when the Augusta University center is reaching out into the community and could help it build into a regional and even statewide effort, Cancer Center Director Samir N. ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Solar panel plan using city's land on agenda

At three locations, the city would pay a $25,000 application fee to join the Geor­­gia Power Advanced So­­­­lar Initiative and lease the land to private companies, which ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 14, 2016
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