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Recycling in Augusta needs more education, participation

June 26, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

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.

Dyess Park community center raises question of repair or replace

June 26, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

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.

City seeking replacement for retiring administrator

June 20, 2019

McDuffie Progress

After 12 years of managing the City of Thomson, the administrator is retiring.

City's zero tolerance drug policy maintained after commission subcommittee debate

June 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

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.

Augusta transportation sales tax list continues to grow

June 13, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

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.

Officials: Augusta needs more inspectors fast, can raise fees to cover salaries

June 12, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

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.

Griffin joins contest for District 1 on the Augusta Commission

June 12, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Downtown businesswoman Shawnda Griffin is the latest contender to seek the District 1 seat on Augusta Commission.

City close to deal with Gold Cross over Augusta’s ambulance service

June 11, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

After years without a contract, Augusta is close to a deal with its emergency ambulance provider, Gold Cross EMS, officials said.

New signs restrict length of vehicles in downtown Augusta parking pits

June 10, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

New downtown signage aims to ease access to sunken parking wells on Broad Street.

Former Wadley city employee honored

June 10, 2019

Louisville News & Farmer

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.

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