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Augusta Commission subcommittee cuts severance packages in half

September 20, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Augusta officials voted Thursday to reduce, but not eliminate, the generous severance packages they’ve been paying top city staff.

Augusta Commission gives cold shoulder to mayor’s blight plan

September 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Augusta commissioners gave a cold reception Tuesday to Mayor Hardie Davis’ plan to address blight in a target area using money from a bond.

Augusta Commission OKs new sheriff’s precinct at Publix shopping center

September 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Commission approved Tuesday creating a fifth precinct for the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at the Publix shopping center owned by an Augusta National Golf Club entity, pending review by the city Law and Finance departments.

20 Waynesboro police officers sworn in as Burke County deputies

September 17, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

A swearing-in ceremony was held Monday for 20 Waynesboro Police officers to become deputy sheriffs.

Augusta HR director finalists named

September 17, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Augusta Commission members interviewed three finalists Monday for the often-vacant city Human Resources director position.

Augusta mayor lobbies for more demolition funding for blighted houses

September 17, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Mayor Hardie Davis will call for additional funding to demolish blighted properties at Tuesday’s Augusta Commission meeting.

Local leaders continue to adjust for growth in Columbia County

September 16, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Preparing the county for additional growth was a common theme among local officials who spoke at the annual State of the Community Address in Grovetown on Thursday.

Grovetown resident plans to sue city over sewer fees

September 16, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Grovetown resident plans to sue the city over sewer fees.

Wadley sets millage rate, looking for administrator

September 12, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Wadley City Council had a busy night Monday as they set the city’s millage rate, approved hiring a city administrator, discussed neglected property and recognized the family of a fallen officer.

Veteran cemetery, paid downtown Augusta parking move forward

September 11, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Home to more than 68,000 veterans regionally and 21,859 in Augusta alone, Richmond County could also become the eternal resting place for many of them.

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