Augusta-Richmond County Commission

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Monday is final day to register to vote in May 20 elections

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

Medicare billed nearly $124 million from Augusta

Medicare made nearly $124 million in payments to providers in Augusta under its Part B program in 2012, including 14 who got more than $1 million, according to an analysis by The Augusta Chronicle.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson | Saturday, April 12, 2014

Commission candidates report fundraising

A shorter season seems to be making for smaller campaign war chests, especially in the Super District 10 Augusta Commission election.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 7, 2014

Council to revisit 'zone provider' decision

The zoning committee of the East Central Georgia EMS Council is expected to reconsider the council's Nov. 15 recommendation by a 10-8 vote to designate the Augusta government as "zone provider.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Race, taxes at mayor forum

Asked if they'd support the commission raising property taxes, the candidates for mayor of Augusta offered varied positions.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EEO director could be demoted

Augusta's equal employment opportunity director is in the hot seat, as commissioners try to demote her from department head to coordinator, answering to the city's Human Resources director.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 31, 2014

More forums planned for candidates

Augusta voters who don't know much about the candidates running for mayor have at least five more opportunities to see them in action prior to the May 20 election.
Monday, March 31, 2014

Demolition program gets OK

A city committee on Tuesday authorized the first phase of a $3 million countywide demolition program that may eventually scrap 290 homes and buildings.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 24, 2014

Augusta's smoking rates sees little change

The decline in smoking rates over the past 15 years in the U.S. is the result of large gains in urban areas such as Atlanta; on the otherhand, rural areas like Augusta struggle to change.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, March 24, 2014

Demolition of unsafe properties to go before committee

Fifty-three burned-out, disintegrating and otherwise uninhabitable structures are included in the first step of a new push for demolition going before an Augusta Com­mis­sion committee ...
By Susan McCord | Sunday, March 23, 2014

URA moves forward with bonds after commission's straw vote

Commission members acknowledged Tuesday they will face a revenue shortfall on bonds issued for downtown renovations to the Augusta Municipal Building should a May 20 vote on a new tax package fail.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Augusta debris removal to cost $5 million more

Citing debris totals that have more than doubled since February's ice storm, city officials said Tuesday that an additional $5 million is needed for contract crews to complete the monumental ...
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bond controversy continues

A bond issue that one commissioner is calling a bad deal returns for a third day of discussion Tuesday, this time with Augusta commissioners present.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 17, 2014

Officials, candidates oppose sales tax package

Augusta Commission members and candidates and mayoral hopefuls are speaking out against the $194 million sales tax package that will appear on the May 20 ballot.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SPLOST questioned at public hearing

The business of selling a skeptical Augusta on the city's new special purpose, local option sales tax got underway Monday.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 10, 2014

Traffic chief interim deputy administrator

The head of Augusta traffic engineering and a key player in the ongoing cleanup effort from last month's ice storm was named the city's interim deputy administrator Monday.
By Susan McCord | Monday, March 10, 2014