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Commission to discuss Jackson replacement Monday

Mayor Pro tem Corey Johnson requested the issue be addressed at Monday's called commission meeting at 11:30 a.m., according to clerk Lena Bonner.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Residents, officials see progress in goat project

In just a week since nine goats were assigned to eat overgrown vegetation at an Augusta detention pond, officials and area residents are already noticing a difference.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Jackson resigns from commission

Joe Jackson quit the Au­gusta Commission on Wednesday, citing "family and personal circumstances" in his resignation letter to Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Commission votes no on property tax hike

A proposal calling for a 1.75-mill property tax increase was shot down by city commissioners Tuesday after nearly two hours of debate.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Confusion pushes back changes to animal ordinances

Proposed changes to animal ordinances, which have not been updated in 35 years, have been pushed back two weeks because of confusion between Augusta Animal Services advisory board members and the ...
By Tracey McManus | Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Recycling program awards unearned discounts

The Augusta Chronicle found that the Virginia-based company that runs the city's Recycling Perks program has been inflating household participation records and as a result, cheating local ...
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

City pays $290,000 in settlement

The Augusta Commission agreed to settle a claim that Augusta Utilities caused a delay in the ongoing widening of Bobby Jones Expressway.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Goats going to work Thursday

Augusta's pilot project using goats to maintain the city's hundreds of detention ponds gets under way Thursday with the deployment of a small herd to a Hephzibah-area pond.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Commission stalls bond refinance vote

A high-stakes contest between a minority-owned Atlanta bond underwriting firm and Augusta financial advisers shifted into high gear when a vote to refinance stalled.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

'Get On Up' tickets cause stir on Augusta Commission

Tickets to the premiere of "Get On Up" caused a dust-up on the Augusta Commission after one official said he was denied the perk after refusing to support the mayor's choice for a new administrator.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Fire department pay increases approved

Augusta Fire Chief Chris James said the increase was necesarry to keep the department from losing firefighters to higher-paying agencies.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Outsourced HR services coming back to city

Four years after city leaders pushed to outsource the government's health and welfare benefits administration to global outsourcing, the service may be headed back.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Aug 4, 2014

City Ink: Commissioners take easy way out

Augusta Commission members voted to raise property taxes last week, refusing to look realistically at services the city provides or discuss cutting anything permanently.
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Commissioner seeks to remove or lower Calhoun Expressway

Augusta Commission member Bill Lockett is reviving a push to explore removing or lowering all or part of John C. Calhoun Expressway.
By Susan McCord | Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Public hearings set on property tax hike

Homeowners with complaints about the commission's 7-0 vote to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills have the opportunity to air concerns at one of three public hearings.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Commission still might raise taxes

Augusta commissioners appear headed to a possible compromise on a property tax increase after defeating a $9 million increase at a called meeting Monday. 
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
By Susan McCord | Monday, July 28, 2014

Firefighter raises pass first hurdle

A proposal to boost the salaries of Augusta firefighters will have its day in front of the full commission next week after the public safety committee voted Monday to pass the item on consent.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, July 28, 2014

Commission set to approve tax hike

Augusta commissioners are set to give tentative approval to a 2-mill property tax increase at a Monday meeting.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Commission to discuss Jackson replacement Monday

Mayor Pro tem Corey Johnson requested the issue be addressed at Monday's called commission meeting at 11:30 a.m., according to clerk Lena Bonner.
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