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Project Jackson before Supreme Court on Tuesday

North Augusta’s Project Jackson, a proposed $183 million development funded by a public-private partnership, goes before the South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, May 3, 2015

Twiggs Circle homes show promise, but doubt remains

With the unveiling of two newly built homes on Wednesday, city leaders and redevelopment partners unveiled Phase I of Twiggs Circle, one of several revitalization projects set in the dilapidated ...
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Old chamber building reopens as incubator

It doesn't have a coffee bar or too many tenants yet, but city leaders heralded the formal reopening Friday of "600 Broad" as a vehicle for change in downtown Augusta.
By Susan McCord | Friday, April 3, 2015

Orchestra names new executive director

Symphony Orchestra Augusta selected Anne Catherine Murray as its executive director to lead the music group in the ongoing renovation of the historic Miller Theater.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 9, 2015

Panel OKs project oversight rules

A new action plan will help Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency take "a more active role" in its oversight of millions in bond-funded construction projects.
By Susan McCord | Friday, March 6, 2015

Supreme Court to hear Project Jackson appeal

The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the appeal of North Augusta's Project Jackson development that includes a new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 2, 2015

New renderings of proposed stadium released

Augusta GreenJackets fans could catch a long home run ball from the Savannah River if North Augusta's plans for a riverfront stadium survive litigation pending in South Carolina Supreme Court.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Downtown study planned ahead of tax dollars influx

In preparation for an influx of tax dollars earmarked for downtown, Augusta has commissioned a $1.5 million study to create a design scheme for the urban core.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

City's goats chewing through new job

Thirteen goats deployed to eat overgrown grass, weeds and bushes in a subdivision detention pond in August have taken to their job with gusto.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Project Jackson appeal expedited

The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to expedite the appeal process for the Project Jackson lawsuit.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Hyde Park residents get relocation funding

The Augusta Commission voted 10-0 to use $2.8 million in sales taxes specifically for the Hyde Park relocation effort.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Hyde Park project back on commission agenda

A decades-old issue won't evade Augusta's outgoing mayor and three commissioners at the final meeting of 2014. The agenda features several items related to the beleaguered Hyde Park relocation ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Goodale House case transferred to State Court

An investor's fight to maintain ownership of Augusta's Goodale House has been sent to a higher court after the  businessman questioned whether a judge could remain impartial.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer | Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Commission abandons audit plans for Hyde Park project

City commissioners abandoned plans to audit millions spent to relocate residents from Augusta's Hyde Park neighborhood and declined to expand the audit to the entire department.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Augusta housing, community development director resigns

Chester Wheeler, who oversaw pricey consulting contracts for the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem redevelopment effort and relocation of Hyde Park residents, has resigned.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Olde Town home preservation wins award

Behind creeping vines, overgrown trees and asbestos-filled siding, a secret treasure awaited a visionary. Then came three business partners with the willpower to unlock the potential of a historic ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Cherry Tree relocation hurts stability, some say

As bulldozers reduce Augusta's most storied housing project to brick heaps, Lanie Golden longs for the stability her family had living in Cherry Tree Crossing.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Streetscape project starts at James Brown Boulevard

Four years in the making, a sidewalk beautification project for most of James Brown Boulevard is coming to fruition.
By Jenna Martin | Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Protest latest opposition against Project Jackson

The newest opponent of North Augusta's Project Jackson doesn't want to see concrete replace trees, animal habitats and a scenic park near the Savannah River.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
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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.
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