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Sales tax funding helps upkeep of roadside maintenance

Since 2013, Augusta-Richmond County has spent $572,472 from transportation tax discretionary funds to keep roadsides, retention ponds, medians and drainage easements tidy.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, June 14, 2014

Flooding continues as funding stalls

This week's rainfall left some residents ankle-deep in water that pools in roads, driveways and sidewalks - a consequence of aging infrastructure and a lack of funding to deal with it.
By Tracey McManus | Friday, June 13, 2014

Clerk to move to law department space

Augusta's clerk of commission will relocate to offices custom designed for the city law department, in a move approved by commissioners at a called Monday meeting.
By Susan McCord | Monday, June 9, 2014

Some municipal building construction halts

Augusta Commission members blasted the architect and, to a lesser extent, the project manager, in voting Tuesday to suspend construction on two floors at Augusta Municipal Building.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mayor-elect prepared to wait his turn

Elected Tuesday with nearly 75 percent of the vote in a four-way race, Davis talked to The Augusta Chronicle about the election and described his plans for the next seven months and beyond.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, May 24, 2014

Augusta goat pilot project moves forward

The project, modeled after similar ones in other cities, will cost only about $500 for the purchase of a few goats to keep vegetation down at detention ponds.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, May 22, 2014

SPLOST defeat won't stop cancer center

Even without the $8 million included in the sales tax package rejected by voters Tuesday, progress on a new cancer research building at Georgia Regents University will move forward, an official ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Super District 10 race features incumbent versus newcomer

Incumbent Augusta Commissioner Grady Smith squares off against local attorney Brandon Dial in the Super District 10 race.
By Susan McCord | Friday, May 16, 2014

District 6 election features variety of candidates

Long considered a swing district that could shift the balance of power on the Augusta Commission, the District 6 commission race includes candidates from all walks of life.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, May 15, 2014

Activists, newcomers seek commission seat

It's a competitive field in the Hephzibah-area District 4 Augusta Commission race between longtime neighborhood activist Sammie Sias, pastor Melvin Ivey and newcomers Tomasenia Jackson and Gwen Watts.
By Susan McCord | Friday, May 9, 2014

Commission seeks answers on tax package

While the Augusta Commission already approved the sales tax package and bond issue on the May 20 ballot, but commissioners are still seeking answers about the hastily assembled package.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New smoking law to get work session

The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to hold a work session on a potentially tougher smoking ordinance.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Prayer continues at Augusta Commission meetings

The Augusta Commission opens its meetings with a mostly Christian religious invocation, although the city adjusted for the mayor's prayer breakfast after a 2012 legal challenge.
By Susan McCord | Monday, May 5, 2014

Full slate for Monday Commission committee meetings

Augusta's four-member commission committees have a lengthy slate of old and new agenda items going for discussion today.
Sunday, April 27, 2014

SPLOST question: What can penny sales tax funds be used for?

Augusta voters are set to vote on the consolidated government’s latest special purpose local option sales tax May 20. The Augusta Chronicle addresses the 1 percent sales tax collection ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, April 26, 2014

Monday final day to register to vote May 20

Monday is the last day to register to vote in what has become one of the biggest off-season elections in Augusta history.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Former groundbreaking pro golfer backing Blocker-Adams

On Tuesday, Lee Elder made an appearance at Furniture Outlet on Bobby Jones Highway in hopes of raising campaign money for Mayoral Candidate Helen Blocker Adams.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Healthy Augusta wants smoke-free workplaces

Healthy Augusta steering committee member the Rev. Jeff Flowers is sending out a letter this week to his fellow clergy urging them to speak out Sunday or the following Sunday about the dangers of ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sales tax funds fall short for road, drainage work

Fifty-million dollars from the next special purpose local option sales tax won't go very far toward repairing Augusta's aging roads and drainage system.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Mother of newborn left in car to face possible indictment

Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen ruled at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for 20-year-old Alicia Manigault that her case would be bound over to a ...
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