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Bus issue slows Medical district gateway project

The centerpiece of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation's plans to redevelop a 15th Street gateway into the city's medical district still has one significant problem: It has city buses on it.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

No kills yet in Augusta shelter distemper probe

No dog had been euthanized as of Tuesday for canine distemper at Augusta Animal Services after a puppy with the virus prompted the facility to stop all dog intakes and adoptions.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Ambulance issue to return to commission

Terminating Gold Cross' EMS contract will be back next week for a vote by the full commission.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Push to cancel EMS contract continues

Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith said he won't block a Tuesday committee discussion about ending the city's EMS contract with Gold Cross, but urged restraint.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Stakes high in Hephzibah, Blythe races

Hephzibah and Blythe, municipalities that opted out of consolidation with Augusta-Richmond County 20 years ago, will feature the only contested seats on a ballot that countywide will include a ...
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Tax referendum failure will delay projects, officials say

Failure of a Nov. 3 sales tax referendum is not an option for Augusta's mayor, but if voters reject the tax, the city is faced with either doing without needed capital projects or going further ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Commissioners seek end to EMS contract

As the city continues an appeal to control its ambulance service, at least two Augusta Commission members are renewing a fight with Gold Cross EMS, the firm designated by the state as the ...
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Augusta officials pan offer from pipeline firm

Kinder Morgan has canceled aThursday press conference announcing the gift.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Fired library chief lacked leadership skills, Lockett says

Fired libraries Director Darlene Price lacked the leadership to ensure employees performed their jobs and exhibited a "lackadaisical" and sometimes "combative" attitude, said Augusta Commission ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Commission OKs SPLOST package

The Augusta Commission voted 6-4 this afternoon to approve a $215.5 million SPLOST 7 package that does not include funds for non-government organizations.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Groups continue push for SPLOST funds

The Augusta Commission has a Tuesday deadline to finalize a sales tax package.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Aug 17, 2015

More resources needed to lower animal shelter kill rate

An average of 13 mostly healthy and adoptable animals have been killed every day this year in Richmond County, a figure that could be dramatically lower with the right methods in place, said DNA ...
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Commissioners exceed travel budget

The training train has ground to a midyear halt now that Augusta Commission members have spent their entire travel budget, two members said.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Mayor, commissioners tweak SPLOST list

Sales tax allocations for non-governmental entities remain a major sticking point in a sales tax package that now exceeds $230 million after officials spent five hours tweaking it.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

6 groups in running for consideration for SPLOST funds

Some of the six non-governmental organizations seeking sales tax funds from an upcoming sales tax referendum still have a shot at getting the money, including two groups yet to spend previous ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Goats munch through first year

Despite a setback earlier this year, the city's project to use goats to maintain detention ponds is still going on 12 months later.
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Public safety, other changes proposed for SPLOST package

Augusta commissioners proposed sweeping changes to the sales tax package assembled by City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson, including increasing public safety funding.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Package focuses on infrastructure

Shovel-ready engineering projects, trails and parks made the cut in Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson's recommendations for projects to include in the sales tax package going before ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Library system expected to discuss deficit at meeting

The Augusta-Richmond County Library System, which has had to reduce hours in recent months to cut costs, operates on a smaller budget now of $3.09 million than it did prior to moving into the new ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Commissioner, company being sued

Morris Insulation and Environmental Inc. is alleging Augusta Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith and his company, Smith Brothers Mechanical, owe the firm $79,907.69 for subcontracting work.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Aug 10, 2015
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