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Racial balance on commission broken

It seemed like an impossibility three months ago during qualifying -- a white candidate emerging victorious in the race for Betty Beard's seat on the Augusta Commission.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Commission OKs budget without tax increase

The 2010 budget the Augusta Commission approved Tuesday doesn't include a tax increase, but that could change midyear, depending on where the city's finances stand.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Augusta commission expected to pass budget

The Augusta Commission is expected to pass today a 2010 budget that does not include a tax rate increase but plans for $4.3 million in expenditure reductions.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009

Q & A with Bill Fennoy

Our interview with Bill Fennoy took place Nov. 20 at his home on Dugas Street in the Laney-Walker neighborhood, a house built by the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp., which he bought in ...
By Johnny Edwards | Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

Go with Fennoy in District 1 runoff

I met District 1 City Commission candidate William Fennoy more than 40 years ago when he was a student at Paine College. When I started The Augusta News-Review newspaper in 1971, he was on ...
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009

Civic center operator will get $90,000 bonus

The new Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority faced its first contentious issue Tuesday in deciding how much of a bonus to pay Global Spectrum for its first year managing James Brown Arena ...
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

City panel backs sales tax boost

Augusta commissioners took the first step Monday toward raising the city's sales tax by a penny next year.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

Adviser says borrow now for TEE Center

If the commission keeps stalling on issuing bonds -- the trigger for starting the projects, which couldn't get a sixth vote -- the city might get less bang for its buck when it does move forward, ...
By Johnny Edwards | Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Tax rate hike not in Augusta budget proposal

City Administrator Fred Russell gave Augusta commissioners an option Tuesday for balancing the 2010 budget without any of the tax rate increases he has floated in recent weeks.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Augusta venues back in business

When Global Spectrum took over management of the James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium in August 2008, the company expected two years would pass before things started to turn around. A little more ...
By Johnny Edwards and Steven Uhles | Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Charter review is advised

A grand jury subcommittee has recommended that Augusta take a close look at its consolidation charter and, if warranted, let voters decide if the city government needs an overhaul.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Merry's T-shirts get him nowhere

The topic of the week is money and how your local government and school system plan to pick your pocket again one way or another.
By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009

Outburst by activist to face review

The Solicitor's Office plans to interview commissioners and the mayor about Woody Merry's outburst at a budget hearing Thursday, part of an effort to determine whether the activist violated an ...
By Johnny Edwards | Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009

Solicitor: Merry's outburst might violate order

The city Solicitor's office plans to interview commissioners and the mayor about Woody Merry's outburst at a budget hearing Thursday, part of an effort to determine if the civic activist ...
By Johnny Edwards | Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

Richmond County considers sales tax increase

In what could solve the city's financial woes for years to come, City Administrator Fred Russell recommended Thursday to Augusta commissioners that they start a push to add an extra penny to the ...
By Johnny Edwards | Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

Aitken, Fennoy move into runoff in District 1

The race for the District 1 Augusta Commission seat will be decided in a Dec. 1 runoff between Matt Aitken and Bill Fennoy.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

Here's a vote to streamline political promises

Well, I guess it's sort of my duty to write about Tuesday's election, although I'm just about sick of it, even though it might be the most important thing that happens in Augusta this year.
By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009

Arena manager wants Methodist conference back

Augusta civic center complex management company Global Spectrum is looking to right a past wrong.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Civic center wants Methodists to return to Augusta for meeting

Augusta civic center complex management company Global Spectrum is looking to right a past wrong.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

Activist Merry plans 'shadow government '

Woody Merry is looking to stage a comeback. The civic activist wants to reinvigorate his government reform group CSRA Help, and he's booked the auditorium at Fort Discovery at 6:30 p.m. Thursday ...
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

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Historic Augusta accused of fraud

The owner of the Goodale House delivered a criminal complaint to the Secretary of State's office accusing Historic Augusta of using his name to win a grant.
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