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Augustans favor trails in recreation survey

In a recent survey of recreation needs for Augusta residents, respondents named the downtown riverwalk, Augusta Common and walking, hiking and biking trails - many of which are not city-run - as ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Turnout light at SPLOST session

Turnout was light but enthusiastic for Augusta's first mall information session about the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chance to weigh in on next SPLOST package

Thursday is the first of two "public information open houses" that will give the public a chance to speak to city department heads, other prospective SPLOST recipients and elected officials about ...
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Commissioners leaning toward not funding groups

Commissioners have stressed needs over wants in the new package after the first SPLOST 7 referendum failed last year, and despite impassioned presentations Tuesday, leaders did not change their minds.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Second reading of stormwater fee passes

The Augusta Commission voted 6-4 to approve the second reading of a revised stormwater ordinance creating the fee Tuesday, with Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith and commissioners Mary Davis, Sean Frantom ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Final stormwater fee vote today

Augusta's controversial stormwater utility fee goes for a second and final Augusta Commission vote Tuesday.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jackson's SPLOST proposal excludes outside groups

Nongovernment organizations such as Paine College and Symphony Orchestra Augusta are excluded in City Admin­is­trator Janice Allen Jackson's proposal for the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord | Friday, July 24, 2015

Proposal made to expand Augusta Common

As Augusta sales tax talks got underway Friday, Paul Simon pitched a plan that would expand Augusta Common to the Savannah River and put a new hotel at Reynolds Street and James Brown Boulevard.
By Susan McCord | Friday, July 24, 2015

Storm fee fuels SPLOST resistance as talks on capital program begin

Development of a sales tax package to present to voters Nov. 3 kicks into high gear Friday at a three-hour Augusta Commission meeting.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stormwater fee approved by Augusta Commission

After months of debate, the Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance implementing a stormwater utility fee effective Jan. 1.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

City administrator to propose property tax cut

City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson said she's recommending a slight decrease in property taxes this year, although the effect on individual tax bills likely will be too small to eliminate the ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, July 20, 2015

Davis to host telephone town hall

Thousands of residents will receive automatically generated phone calls to their homes just before 7 p.m.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Augusta settlements top $1 million in past year

Tuesday’s $58,455 settlement by the city with a group of firefighters who said they were underpaid for overtime brought to more than $1 million in payouts authorized by the Augusta Commission over ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, July 18, 2015

Presence of mayor's aide at closed meetings questioned

Augusta Commission members are taking issue with Mayor Hardie Davis bringing chief of staff Lynthia Owens into private meetings otherwise closed to the public.
By Susan McCord | Friday, July 17, 2015

Downtown advisory group seeks to revive itself

A local panel created to address safety and quality of life issues in downtown Augusta hopes to revive itself with support from the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Augusta offers to settle firefighters' overtime complaint

The Augusta Commission authorized another settlement with workers alleging they were improperly paid for overtime work.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Stormwater fee not dead, supporters say

Augusta Commission members who support imposing a stormwater utility fee say they will fight to find the one additional commission vote the fee needs to pass.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, July 11, 2015

City plans to cancel truck deal

Augusta is seeking to terminate a multimillion-dollar agreement to purchase 15 fire trucks after discovering numerous mechanical issues and defects with the first eight KME-brand trucks delivered ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, July 10, 2015

City settles with former deputy coroner for $200,000

Augusta commissioners have agreed to pay former deputy coroner Johnny McDonald $200,000 in a suit McDonald filed last year under the Georgia Whistleblower Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Stormwater vote fails 5-3

Two abstentions kept Mayor Hardie Davis from casting a tie breaking vote Tuesday on a decision to implement a stormwater utility fee on Augusta consumers in January.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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