Deke Copenhaver

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Editorial: Sitting mayor needs to stand up

This is a widely popular mayor with no other significant flaws that we know of. But it's a significant flaw if one chronically retreats from controversy or seeks cover for unpopular decisions.
Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

Copenhaver tends to avoid controversy

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver has a character flaw, some politicians say. That flaw is fear of taking a stand on political issues
By Johnny Edwards | Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

Sunday: Seeking cover

Mayor Deke Copenhaver made the only decision he could last week on a request for a gay pride parade in June -- but only after seeking a legal opinion that to many political observers was ...
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

Mayor signs off on gay pride parade

A gay pride parade on June 19 is a go. Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver signed off on it Thursday, Traffic Engineering Technician Dennis Ellis said.
By Johnny Edwards | Friday, Feb. 19, 2010

Letter: Downtown baseball park unnecessary

Augusta's needs are serious, and definitely a downtown ballpark is not one of those needs.
By Gene Rickaby | Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

State OKs Augusta to designate Opportunity Zones

By Tim Rausch | Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

Report: Augusta economy remains resilient

Augusta continues to weather the recession better than three-quarters of the major metropolitan areas in the country.
By Tim Rausch | Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

Beard, Holland honored at last commission meeting

By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009

Augusta economy more resilient than most metro areas

By Tim Rausch | Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is Tuesday

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Around town

7:30 p.m. Monday: Concert of Holiday Music: Augusta Collegium Musicum performs music from the 13th, 14th and 16th centuries Rotunda at Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; benefits the ...
Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

2009 has been a banner year for bad ideas

Many bad ideas have come our way this year -- Gov. Mark Sanford not hiking the Appalachian Trail, Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson supporting pro-Atlanta Gas Light legislation and Gov. Sonny ...
By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009

Deal on hotel fee in August 2007 tied TEE center to revitalization

Backed by a feasibility study that said a trade, exhibit and event center would create jobs and provide an economic boost for downtown, the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau asked that $27 ...
By Johnny Edwards | Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009

Amen Corner

Dr. Wittenberg is a pioneer in podiatric medicine, said Leah Ronen, the executive director of the Augusta Jewish Federation. He has made 37 visits to Israel to treat people in need of podiatry ...
By Kelly Jasper | Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009

The future is on the way

A lot of folks are wondering today why it took so long to approve the trade, exhibit and event center.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

Deal is reached on TEE center

Monday's vote to approve the TEE center broke a gridlock that had the Augusta Commission split along racial lines and at times seemed unbreakable over the past seven months.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

Santa needs big sleigh for politicians' gifts

Santa came a little early this year for Matt Aitken , bringing him the votes to win the District 1 Augusta Commission seat. It was sort of like the Miracle on 34th Street when the votes came in ...
By Sylvia Cooper | Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

Who really wins from Aitken's election?

Potential winners and losers from last week's election of Matt Aitken as District 1 commissioner:
By Compiled Johnny Edwards and Mike Wynn | Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

Parade, tree celebrate Christmastime in Augusta

After more than an hour lined up on Broad Street watching the Miss Augusta Christmas Fantasy Parade, 3-year-old Lorelei Buster finally saw what she came for Saturday.
By Erin Zureick | Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

Parade, lighting kick off holiday season in Augusta

As the parade concluded, children ran around Augusta Common, getting their photos taken with Santa and filling out Christmas wish lists as part of The Augusta Chronicle Light-Up Spectacular.
By Erin Zureick | Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009
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Palmer plans to hit honorary tee shot at Masters

Despite a dislocated shoulder that has slowed his gait and prevented him from playing golf, Arnold Palmer has no intention of missing his appointed tee time at Augusta National Golf Club next month.
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