Augusta voters to see few local races on Nov. 4 ballot

...in Super District 9, where incumbent Venus Cain faces a challenge from transportation worker James Swanagan.Augusta businessman Rick Allen won his second attempt at the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress and will face Democratic incumbent...

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver foiled again

...his votes rounded up and the special called meeting. Something that only the well connected insiders such as the Augusta businessman sitting beside me in commission chambers knew. "Nothing's going to happen today," he said repeatedly while...

Mayor-elect Davis shares plans for Augusta

...them, "from a deficit standpoint, we have to look at operations and efficiency" in city government.South Augusta businessman Darren Smith was quick to quiz Davis about plans for Regency Mall, the massive abandoned retail space that greets...

Bidding for Partridge Inn ends at $4.25 million

...a 60-room upscale hotel. After Partridge died in 1947, the property started a spiral into disrepair.An Augusta businessman, Sam Waller, bought the hotel in an effort to preserve it, but the building was headed for demolition in the...

From music jam to traffic jam

...accommodating events with a regional draw.Proposals for such a facility were floated more than a decade ago by a group of Augusta businessmen led by the late Frank Lawrence, who owned Bobby Jones Ford and the Augusta Lynx hockey team, and Morris Communications...

No runoff lets Republicans focus on Rep. Barrow

...Senate and three open House seats, one of the biggest GOP victories in the primary elections last week went to Augusta businessman Rick W. Allen.The primary race for a shot at challenging Democratic Rep. John Barrow of Augusta in the fall...

Augusta businessman admits to selling unregulated pesticide

Chen Zong Geng, owner of Chen & Friends Pest Solutions, plead guilty to the charges in U.S. District Court.

Augusta goat pilot project moves forward

...bid to Cypress Golf Management of Orlando, Fla., to manage Augusta Municipal Golf Course, to the chagrin of Augusta businessman Paul Simon.Simon has presented a proposal to share management and resources between "The Patch" and adjacent...

GOP House candidates talk party leaders at debate

...can beat John Barrow? And No. 2, what do we do if we beat him?"Stone, a former congressional aide, and Augusta businessman Rick Allen have run in the 12th District before. Also in the race are state Rep. Delvis Dutton of Glennville...

World-class medical care in our back yard

...meaning. If, however, I let myself become a naysayer and a cynic impeding progress, then shame on me!I cannot change yesterday, but I can favorably or positively have an impact on tomorrow. (The writer is an Augusta businessman.)