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Project Jackson judge asked to reconsider

A South Carolina judge has been asked to reconsider his ruling in favor of North Augusta's Project Jackson development, which includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Kroc Center hasn't spurred hoped for revitalization

As the Kroc Center celebrates its third anniversary this week, many Harrisburg residents say they are still waiting for the revival of the neighborhood to come.
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Battle over vacant buildings could go to court

Last week, Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen gave Bonnie Ruben and the city of Augusta 30 days to reach an agreement on whether a former department store and burned nightclub she ...
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

No ruling on Project Jackson trial

A South Carolina judge won't rule this week on the fate of North Augusta's Project Jackson after the plaintiff failed to submit a written proposed order by Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ruling on Project Jackson could come next week

South Carolina Circuit Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. told both parties battling over the validity of a tax district created to fund the $144 million Project Jackson that he won't make a ruling until ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, July 18, 2014

Project Jackson trial Friday

A lawsuit challenging Project Jackson, a $144 million development that includes a new stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets, is going before South Carolina Circuit Judge Ernest Kinard on Friday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Heritage Trail plans considered

Along with the typical activities of peering down Magnolia Lane or visiting downtown's James Brown statue, city leaders are hoping to add one more hotspot to the schedules of tourists visiting ...
By Tracey McManus | Monday, June 9, 2014

Project attracts business to 15th Street, official says

Fifteen small businesses, five large developers and at least two major companies have expressed interest in the 15th Street corridor after a project provided a vision for a place residents say is ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Top story: Downtown aims to rebound

Concerns about safety after a brutal May 3 assault and a proposal to designate downtown a "slum" highlighted a topsy-turvy year.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

An artist's touch

Jace McTier paints a mural on the 15th Street overpass that spans Wrightsboro Road in Augusta. The mural is being composed by volunteers and expected to be completed by Christmas.
By Michael Holahan | Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Final Project Jackson vote tonight

Monday's vote by the North Augusta City Council will mark the final reading to approve an amended ordinance that will allow the city to create a Tax Increment Financing district to fund the ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

One final hurdle remains for Project Jackson

Project Jackson cleared its penultimate hurdle Monday as the North Augusta City Council voted 5-1 to give the amended ordinance second-reading approval.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Art, jazz events coming to neighborhoods

The neighborhoods are the focus of an upcoming photography workshop and jazz music series, both spotlighting ongoing efforts to revitalize an area that was once a vibrant spot for cultural activities.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Much work remains before Project Jackson deadline

Project Jackson leaders say there are many steps ahead, casting doubt on the goal of opening a new GreenJackets park for the first day of the 2015 baseball season.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Revitalization not attracting private investment

Called a potential game changer, Augusta's Laney-Walker and Bethlehem redevelopment project hasn't attracted anything close to its promise of a 10 to 1 ratio of private and public dollars in its ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Transitional facility proposed for Laney-Walker

Executives from a non-profit that operates 29 state and federal transitional facilities across the country made their case to the Laney-Walker neighborhood Wednesday for a similar center near ...
By Jenna Martin | Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

GreenJackets owner happy about project approval

A favorable vote from the Aiken County school board and a win from the Augusta GreenJackets gave Jeff Eiseman and Agon Sports & Entertainment reason to celebrate Tuesday night.
By David Lee | Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Vote Tuesday on North Augusta stadium development

The Aiken County school board will vote Tuesday on a Tax Incremental Finance district needed to fund a proposed North Augusta riverfront development.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Event aims to raise awareness of kidney disease

The American Kidney Fund held Kidney Action Day at the Kroc Center on Saturday, which aimed to raise awareness of kidney disease.
By Lisa Kaylor | Saturday, June 29, 2013

North Augusta presents a new ballpark plan

Hoping to salvage a plan for a $150 million development on the North Augusta riverfront, city officials offered a new financial model to the Aiken County school board Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Faces of Survival: 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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