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Commission refuses landlord's request to waive penalties

An Evans businessman grew livid after eight Augusta commissioners refused to waive approximately $3,000 in late payment penalties and interest he owes.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Authority wants extension for jobs news

Augusta committed to improve conditions at a corporate park if a major manufacturer announces plans to locate here, but the announcement is now on hold.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Free gas keeps commissioners on move

Four Augusta Commission members who take advantage of a city perk – vehicle fuel paid for by taxpayers – continued to do so in 2014.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Three qualify to seek District 7 seat in special election

Three people will compete to complete the unexpired term of District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith in a March 17 special election.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Frantom says he'll seek District 7 commission post

Sean Frantom told The Augusta Chronicle he is entering the race to replace resigned District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Parking ordinance update gets lukewarm reception

A request by Augusta's Downtown Development Authority to update the city's parking ordinance met a lukewarm reception Monday.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Housing department wants commission out of decision making

Housing and Community Development's interim director says skipping Augusta Commission approval on spending and contracting for the city's Laney-Walker and Bethlehem redevelopment initiative should ...
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Qualifying for District 7 commission seat to open

A short qualifying period starts Monday for the special election to complete the term of District 7 Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith.
By Susan McCord | Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Commissioner: Discuss administrator authority options

Augusta Commissioner Mary Davis said she'll raise the issue of amending the city's consolidation act to give the city administrator authority to hire and fire department heads at a Thursday ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Mayor gets OK to hire staff, Smith named mayor pro tem

Augusta commissioners gave Mayor Hardie Davis authority to hire his own staff and named commissioner Grady Smith as mayor pro tempore.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Mayor oath for Davis

Mayor Hardie Davis, took his oath of office before a full Paine College chapel of friends and supporters, after a weekend volunteer event and interfaith service.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Commissioners to elect new mayor pro tem

Commissioners are set to elect one of their own to serve as the city's mayor pro tem for two years at the first commission meeting for new Mayor Hardie Davis.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Commissioners make resolutions

Resolving to increase accountability, streamline and enhance communications, Augusta commissioners have high hopes for improving local government in the new year.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Four sites named for "Hands Across Augusta"

Boys and Girls Club, Take Back the Block, Heritage Academy and Augusta libraries will benefit from a day of service called by mayor-elect Hardie Davis.
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

SPLOST 7 fails at polls

Augusta special projects and infrastructure work took a $194.3 million delayed hit May 20 when voters rejected the city’s seventh SPLOST by 668 votes.
By By Susan McCord | Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Commissioners Davis, Smith in line for mayor pro-tem post

Augusta commissioners Grady Smith and Mary Davis are likely candidates for the position of mayor pro tem, a two-year gig that carries up to a $10,000 annual pay.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Commissioners to take oaths of office

Two Augusta commissioners and two commissioners-elect will be admninistered the oath of office by their judges of choice at a Monday ceremony.
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

City's goats chewing through new job

Thirteen goats deployed to eat overgrown grass, weeds and bushes in a subdivision detention pond in August have taken to their job with gusto.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Augusta files appeal on ice storm reimbursement

Richmond County has filed an appeal with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to increase its reimbursement for costs incurred following a devastating February ice storm.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Mayor-elect website goes live, announces inaugural events

The site,, provides information about the events, which begin with a "Hands Across Augusta" day of community service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
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