Augusta’s recycling program has peaked out at about 30 percent of households and is also plagued by people who put the wrong things out for curbside recycling.
A historic community center at Dyess Park has Augusta officials questioning whether the money to repair it would be better spent on a larger replacement.
After 12 years of managing the City of Thomson, the administrator is retiring.
An Augusta Commission subcommittee debated whether to change city policy Monday but ultimately kept its "zero tolerance" stance for termination after a failed drug test.
The current list is likely to be culled as city Engineering Director Hameed Malik said the tax is projected to raise $508 million over 10 years to spend on specified projects.
City is losing building inspectors to higher pay in the private sector or elsewhere, officials told an Augusta Commission committee on Tuesday. A new state law that tightens deadlines makes more urgent the need to hire more and pay them better, and the city can raise its fee schedule to cover it.
Downtown businesswoman Shawnda Griffin is the latest contender to seek the District 1 seat on Augusta Commission.
After years without a contract, Augusta is close to a deal with its emergency ambulance provider, Gold Cross EMS, officials said.
New downtown signage aims to ease access to sunken parking wells on Broad Street.
Wadley Mayor Harold Moore presents a plaque to Viola Cummings in appreciation for her brother’s service to the city. Johnnie R. Boston worked for the city in the water department.