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Davis seeks storm fee break for schools

Mayor Hardie Davis' proposal, distributed to the 10-member commission this week, says the fee could result in furlough days and lost instruction time for the school system.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Costs down in plan to save historic Augusta buildings

Partial demolition to save a historic court building on the city government campus will add $31,078 to demolition costs, which Historic Augusta has agreed to pay to save the building.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

Although no one has promised Jackie Hayter that paying a new stormwater fee will get her Jamaica Drive drainage issues addressed, it’s a chance she is willing to take.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, May 24, 2015

City officials amazed by Albany's riverfront efforts

A small Augusta contingent visited downtown Albany, Ga., on Friday to examine the city's effort to capitalize on its most famous native son.
By Susan McCord | Friday, May 22, 2015

Guidance sought on SC pipeline

Lawmakers requested guidance from the state attorney general to determine if it would be unconstitutional if a for-profit company seized private land from residents through eminent domain in order ...
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Panel OKs Hammond's Ferry modification

Members of the North Au­gus­ta Planning Commission extended a 5-1 vote of confidence in the future success of riverfront development at Ham­mond's Ferry.
By Mike Rosier | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fees would apply to show dogs

Performance and show animals won't be exempt from steep annual licensing fees for owners who chose not to spay or neuter pets under a requirement.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Commissioner Smith released from hospital

Augusta commissioner Grady Smith was released from the hospital Wednesday after falling ill before Tuesday's commission meeting.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Commission delays action on stormwater fee, demolitions

With four absent colleagues and facing a critical gallery, Augusta commissioners again delayed action on implementing a stormwater fee and deciding whether to demolish two historic buildings.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stormwater fee back before commission

Commission members who will be in attendance at Tuesday's meeting - at least two have planned absences - said they aren't sure how a vote on the fee will go.
By Susan McCord | Monday, May 18, 2015

Owner, city at odds over Lake Aumond lot

Mostly tranquil for the last 25 years, the banks of Lake Aumond are the site of a new legal storm brought forth by the owner of a relatively narrow lakefront lot.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, May 16, 2015

Augusta Commission to visit Albany to review Charles tribute

Seeking to get ideas on how best to capitalize economically on the James Brown statue downtown, some Augusta Commission members will take a day trip to Albany, Ga., next week to view the city's ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, May 15, 2015

Support for new arena sought

The city's coliseum authority brought its case for a replacement to James Brown Arena to downtown development authority members Thursday, saying a new $110 million event arena should remain in ...
By Tim Rausch | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spay, neuter exemptions discussed

The subcommittee working to revise Richmond County's 35-year-old animal ordinances came closer on Thursday to narrowing down a list of potential groups that would be exempt from spay and neuter ...
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Augusta scores in middle of AARP 'livability' index

A new index from AARP gave the city 51 out of 100 points for meeting current and future needs of residents.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Columbia County residents invited to respond to development plan

Columbia County residents will have yet another chance to offer ideas and voice their concerns on the next 20 years of growth and development today at Evans public library.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vehicle captures county growth

In February, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners approved a $73,240 contract with Cartegraph Systems, an Iowa-based software consulting firm, to collect images of 1,165 miles of roadway as ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bipartisan support in Washington for reform of misdemeanor courts

Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday agreed that the nation can no longer ignore what they see as the systemic denial of legal representation for poor people in misdemeanor courts.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Motion for partial demolition passes

Augusta Commission members again gave hope about preserving two historic buildings on the downtown government campus.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Historic buildings fate on today's agenda

Debate about the fate of two 19th-century buildings on the city government campus will continue Tuesday at a meeting of Augusta's Public Services Committee.
By Susan McCord | Monday, May 11, 2015
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Davis seeks storm fee break for schools

Mayor Hardie Davis' proposal, distributed to the 10-member commission this week, says the fee could result in furlough days and lost instruction time for the school system.
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