Augusta-Richmond County Commission

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City not unified on saving history

A push to tear down two historic buildings on the city government campus and brush off the city's Historic Preservation Commission has divided the troops in Georgia's second-oldest city.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, May 2, 2015

City plans advance to make over James Brown statue site

Augusta commissioners were brimming with ideas Friday to increase downtown tourism, starting with a makeover for the bronze James Brown statue.
By Susan McCord | Friday, May 1, 2015

Stormwater fee set for approval

The fee has met widespread disapproval at public meetings held across the city, including a final meeting in Blythe.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Activists to approach leaders on tougher smoking ordinance

At a meeting of Healthy Augusta, members of the BreathEasy Coa­lition showed off new ads promoting clean air and talked about approaching the Augusta Commission.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Augusta commissioners try hands at economic development

A new subcommittee of commissioners is trying its hand at increasing economic development and tourism in Augusta.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Committee hears plans for tearing down historic buildings

Recommendations the city demolish two historic 19th-century buildings on the municipal government campus go before an Augusta Commission committee Tuesday.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Two more Augusta storm fee meetings set

Augusta officials will host two more public meetings Thursday to discuss implementing a stormwater utility fee.
Monday, April 27, 2015

New plans call for demolition of historic city structures

In early April city officials communicated to the preservation commission their desire to demolish the court building, and potentially the synagogue, to create additional parking and greenspace.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Berckmans Road development gets approval

A handful of his new constituents weren't pleased, but District 7 Commissioner Sean Frantom said his vote to OK a new gated community off Berckmans Road wasn't a hard one.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New commissioner faces rezoning issue on first day

Frantom, who'll be administered the oath of office a half-hour before Tuesday's meeting, will be called to represent the interests of District 7 in a rezoning decision.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 20, 2015

Restricting goals draws foul in neighborhoods

Sammie Sias and the Richmond County Neighborhood Alliance have scored points fighting for quality growth in south Richmond County. But last week's effort to eliminate street basketball games might ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, April 17, 2015

Sports bar seeks later hours

Owners of Alter Ego'z persuaded Augusta Com­mis­sion member Dennis Wil­­­­liams to return the club's request to amend city alcohol laws to allow restaurants that serve ...
By Susan McCord | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Conditions at public defender's office shock leaders

A trip to county jail or state prison might not be the worst sight ahead for some of Augusta's poorest criminal defendants.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Basketball goal ban blocked

Commissioner Sammie Sias' effort to get a specific city ban on basketball goals in city streets and rights-of-way failed to advance Tuesday.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Frantom, Harris compete in runoff today

The race to fill the unexpired term of resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith enters its final stretch with today's special election runoff between Hap Harris and Sean Frantom.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 13, 2015

Basketball goals, EEO firing on committee agendas

Augusta Commission member Sammie Sias is taking aim at residents who set up basketball goals in cul-de-sacs or on city rights of way to play ball in the road.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 13, 2015

Contractors back Harris with donations

Local government contractors are putting their money behind sitting commissioner Louis "Hap" Harris, who has now raised nearly $27,000 in pursuit of the District 7 commission seat.
By Susan McCord | Friday, April 10, 2015

Proposed animal ordinance may see April vote

With a week-long break approaching for the Masters Tournament and several loose ends still lingering in the ordinance details, some members say they foresee more delays.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stormwater fee delay possible

The commission is taking a look at placing the stormwater fee on property tax bills instead of water bills and delaying implementation beyond a planned July start date, City Administrator Janice ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

More stormwater fee meetings planned

The sessions, held at locations across Augusta-Richmond County, started March 10 after commissioners came under fire for implementing a fee without informing the public.
Monday, March 30, 2015
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