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North Augusta to pay in Project Jackson suit

City Administrator Todd Glover has said the city spent about $250,000 fighting the suit. 
By James Folker | Sunday, June 26, 2016

Projects aim for new life in historic district

Neita Coleman's 4-year-old home is not unlike many others recently built in metro Augusta.  The only thing unusual is that the home sits in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods: ...
By Damon Cline | Sunday, June 12, 2016

Augusta bus barn trade might aid Regency, 15th Street development

Augusta Public Transit is moving to Regency Mall in a land swap and purchase hoped to also benefit development downtown.
By Susan McCord and Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 9, 2016

City-owned depot site subject of closed-door dealmaking

City officials remain tight-lipped about a deal to develop more than six acres of downtown riverfront real estate.
By Damon Cline and Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Grovetown aspires to build downtown

Grovetown aspires to create the "downtown" look and feel through its 2012 urban redevelopment plan and a 2014 building ordinance. It has also become more aggressive in cleaning up its image ...
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, April 23, 2016

Augusta needs to embrace cyber growth, AU president says

The relocation of the U.S. Army Cyber Command to Fort Gordon will create spinoff companies and jobs, but Augusta has to be ready to take advantage of that, Augusta University President Brooks Keel ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fifth annual Harrisburg cleanup planned

More than 170 volunteers are expected to pick up trash Saturday during the fifth annual "Harrisburg Clean and Green" Day.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

N. Augusta boards agree on Greeneway, restaurants

They quibbled over the meaning of the word "vision" and disagreed on whether Geor­gia Avenue could or should be narrowed to two lanes, but North Augusta's city council and planning commission ...
By James Folker | Thursday, March 31, 2016

North Augusta still aiming for baseball in 2017

The city is finalizing negotiations with developers and will be bringing a proposed agreement to the city council in the near future, according to City Administrator Todd Glover.
By James Folker | Saturday, March 19, 2016

Groups disagree on vision for North Augusta downtown

It has taken years, but this week construction will begin on North Augusta's newest commercial building in its downtown district.
By James Folker | Saturday, March 12, 2016

Summit puts focus on attracting residents downtown

Limiting their ideas to downtown projects that could be completed in two years, participants focused most discussion on expanding Augusta Common - north to the riverfront and south to Ellis Street ...
By Damon Cline and Susan McCord | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Officials pay another visit to south Augusta in cleanup initiative

Wednesday was the third time a team from the sheriff's office, marshal's office, health department and code enforcement have visited a Richmond County neighborhood as part of a Community ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Historic group laments loss of school

Historic Augusta said the school board's treatment of the Old Davidson School on Telfair Street is "demolition by neglect."
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Augusta group to examine Savannah parking, breweries

A vanload of Augusta officials will look at how Savannah has attracted breweries and manages parking and mobility during a day trip Friday.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Debt service bond renewed for city use

Ci­ty council members voted unanimously on first and second readings Monday to renew a temporary $10 million debt service bond that funded the construction of a parking garage for the Medac ...
By Mike Rosier | Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Four properties on Historic Augusta's endangered list

Executive Director Erick Montgomery said the theme for this year's list appears to be uncertainty, as each of the four properties on the Endangered Properties List faces an unknown future.
By Lisa Kaylor | Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Developer ordered to pay Project Jackson critic

AIKEN — In a decision that closes a case connected to Project Jackson, a judge has ordered a developer to pay monetary penalties in addition to court costs and attorney’s fees associated with a ...
By Mike Rosier | Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Savannah River Nature Center project on track

One year after announcing her office planned to transform a former junkyard into a 14-acre nature retreat, the Savannah Riverkeeper says her plans remain on track, possibly even ahead of schedule.
By Wesley Brown | Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Consultant: Restaurants, apartments fuel for downtown Augusta growth

A consultant believes multifamily residential developments and restaurants from other regional cities are the best bets for Broad Street and the riverfront.
By Tim Rausch | Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

4 Olde Town houses targeted for demolition

Rick Keuroglian, the director of City Hope Alliance, the Christian-based nonprofit overseeing a collaborative effort to raze dilapidated properties, said his team is finalizing plans and raising ...
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
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