Old vs. new: What actions will be required of Augusta's next mayor?

...home and sitting down for lunch, and discussing his vision for Augusta during his first run for mayor. Now-Augusta Commissioner Ben Hasan, being the community activist he was, made that happen. AS THE THREE OF us sat down and talked, I...

Dipping into utility funds went wrong for Augusta before

...of $6.24 million. BILLY BEGAT JACK. JACK BEGAT GRUFF. GRUFF BEGAT TWO MORE GRUFFS AND ESMERELDA: Former Augusta Commissioner Bill Kuhlke forwarded a letter a friend wrote him after reading in The Ma con Tele graph about Au gusta's plans...

Office of the Inspector General still reviewing former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's case

While former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators during a misconduct investigation likely can't be used against...

Augusta Commission members reluctant to judge Donnie Smith

Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's peers on the commission were reluctant to pass...city," Davis said.Smith's isn't the only recent trouble an Augusta commissioner has encountered. Just last year, the commission voted to censure...

'Hap' Harris named interim Augusta commissioner

With no public discussion, Super District 10 Commissioner Grady Smith garnered seven votes Monday for his pick, Louis "Hap" Harris, as interim replacement for resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith.

Elections board OKs Sunday voting

...to give that option to its voters," Bailey said following the meeting.Harold Jones, who recently defeated Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson for the state Senate District 22 seat, was present for Monday's vote. He said allowing Sunday...

Unanimous commission vote defeats excise tax proposal

...commissioners had stated their earlier opposition to the tax as critical to maintaining a business-friendly climate in Augusta. Commissioner Bill Lockett, who spoke out in favor, was absent Tuesday as was Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson. The vote was 8-0...

Democrats, Republicans view Sunday voting differently

...on weekends."I wouldn't see a heavy turnout in Columbia County on a Sunday," she said.Super District 9 Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams, a pastor, called Sunday voting a good thing, but did not expect pastors to use their pulpits...

Augusta Commissioner Grady Smith still open to candidates for District 7 seat

Augusta Commission member Grady Smith said he wants to take the lead in filling the District 7 seat left vacant by Donnie Smith.

Future remains uncertain for Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith

Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's future remained uncertain Friday after a Thursday report he'd double-dipped working for a Masters hospitality...