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.
The business of selling a skeptical Augusta on the city's new special purpose, local option sales tax got underway Monday.
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.
Here are candidates who have qualified to run for Augusta Commission.
Augusta's next mayor will make a bit of history, as one of the three men and two women vying for the office of mayor will be the first black mayor in the history of the consolidated government.
Augusta's special purpose local option sales tax referendum passed a final procedural hurdle Thursday, with the Augusta Commission signing off on an agreement with the Richmond County ...
The GBI says it hasn't decided whether to look into the disappearance of computer files used by former Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell.
Debris removal firm AshBritt Environmental has hauled more than 82,000 cubic yards of winter storm debris in the seven days since the firm started operations in Augusta on Feb. 26, and has at ...
Augusta's lack of preparation for February's ice storm forced the city into "piggybacking" two hurricane debris removal contracts, a process frowned on by FEMA.
A reconfigured downtown agency declined to sign off on a $28.5 million revenue bond issue Monday after members questioned how the bonds will be paid off if voters don't approve a new SPLOST May 20.
In a process criticized for its breakneck speed, six Augusta Commission members approved a $194.3 million sales tax package to present to voters May 20.
Mayor Deke Copenhaver is calling a special meeting today to try to get Augusta commissioners to approve a revised $187 million SPLOST package.
Angela Harden, pastor of New Destiny Worship Center, and former county public works employee and small business owner Roger Garvin in pursuit of the commission seat held now by Joe Jackson.
Commissioners authorized hiring Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based contractor Ashbritt Environmental to manage the contracted storm cleanup effort for $8 million, and Reston, Va., defense contractor ...
The Augusta Regional Collaboration Project needs nearly $12 million to advance its "Mills District" proposal, with or without involvement by Georgia Regents University.
The Augusta Commission has a Monday work session set to review more requests from outside agencies seeking part of the city's next 1 percent sales tax allocation.
The growth of a downtown theater district, development of a regional cancer center and badly-needed library repairs all stand to benefit the community greatly, the heads of four entities seeking ...
A handful of outside agencies seeking funding from Augusta's seventh special purpose, local option sales tax met with an even smaller group of Augusta commissioners Thursday to detail what the ...
It’s only a penny, but the city’s special-purpose, local-option sales tax locks in the local government to a particular set of construction priorities for at least five years.
The search for Fred Russell’s replacement got underway Wednesday in a brief meeting between Augusta commissioners and John Maxwell, a consultant with Atlanta-based headhunting firm The Mercer Group.