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Augusta Animal Services policy changes deferred

The Augusta Commission's public safety committee on Monday deferred four policy changes for Augusta Animal Services to be decided by the full commission Oct. 7.
By Tracey McManus | Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

'Hap' Harris named interim Augusta commissioner

With no public discussion, Super District 10 Commissioner Grady Smith garnered seven votes Monday for his pick, Louis "Hap" Harris, as interim replacement for resigned District 7 commissioner ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Olens: Closed-door talk on commission appointment violates law

Taking a discussion about who the Augusta Commission should appoint to replace a resigned commissioner behind closed doors would violate state law, although it wouldn't be the first time.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Davis plans to 'raise the bar' for government

With three months left until he takes office, Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie Davis spoke of plans to "raise the bar" for local government and its elected officials in an interview with The Augusta ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Neighborhood group likely won't get vetting session

Members of a west Augusta neighborhood group likely won't be allowed to publicly vet candidates for an Augusta Commission appointment after all.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Group demands hearing on commissioner appointment

City leaders appeared to warm to a request Monday by the West Augusta Alliance to hold one or more public hearings before appointing an interim District 7 commissioner to serve until Donnie ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Negotiations start with new Augusta administrator

Salary talks under way, early start possible for new Augusta administrator
By Susan McCord | Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Three actively seeking appointment to District 7 commission seat

Competition is fierce but support varies among the three men jockeying to be the appointed replacement for resigned District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Augusta Commission plays 'Let's Make a Deal'

Political rumors are running wild in Augusta just like goats at city detention ponds.
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Proposed ordinances could help disrupt dogfighting

Augusta Animal Services board members hope proposed ordinances going before the commission this month not only promote animal welfare but work to curb the brutality of dogfighting.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Former commissioner's case remains under review

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Administrator hire gets OK

Augusta commissioners voted 7-2 Tuesday to proceed with hiring administrator candidate Janice Allen Jackson effective Jan. 1
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

City Ink: Getting the city's goats might be the easy part

Augusta needs 15 more goats, one city administrator and one interim District 7 city commissioner, but so far, the only one they can agree on are the goats. 
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Rejected administrator candidate says he was wrong color

Former administrator candidate Oscar Rodriguez, now a finalist for city manager in Worchester, Mass., cited racial politics and his being the wrong color as the reason he wasn't hired as city ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Police standards agency to investigate Smith

The agency that certifies Georgia law enforcement officers opened an investigation Thursday into former commissioner Donnie Smith that could strip the resigned state trooper of his law enforcement ...
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Commissioner remains open to District 7 candidates

Augusta Commission member Grady Smith said he wants to take the lead in filling the District 7 seat left vacant by Donnie Smith.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Frantom joins race to fill District 7 seat

Former Super District 10 candidate Sean Frantom has thrown himself in the pool of men seeking appointment to Donnie Smith's District 7 seat.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Commissioner's future unclear

Commission member Donnie Smith's future remained uncertain Friday after a report he'd double-dipped working for a hospitality company without permission while drawing his salary from the Georgia ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Leaders debate excise tax on manufacturers

A debate over whether - and if so, how much - to tax Augusta manufacturers for the energy they use continued Friday at a mandatory meeting between heads of the county's three municipalities of ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Trooper: Smith broke rules before Masters

ATLANTA -- Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith broke the rules for unauthorized moonlighting months before he was spotted by subordinates in civilian clothes at the Masters Tournament.
By Walter C. Jones | Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

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Faces of Survivial: Breast Cancer Awareness Month series

Breast cancer has touched thousands of families across the Augusta area. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring ...
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