Top stories of 2014: Smith resigns from District 7 commission post

...newspaper's editors and reporters. The other shoe has yet to drop in a scandal that led to the September resignation of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith.A lieutenant with the Georgia State Patrol, Smith defeated former school board member Kenny Echols...

Keep looking for solutions

...certain days. But why are meters ? the solution pushed by the city's Downtown Development Authority and some Augusta commissioners ? always presented as the go-to option for managing downtown parking?Discussion at the public forum bounced...

DDA treasurer resigns from board

...public accountant, has owned an accounting firm downtown for 30 years.He recently expressed his frustration to Augusta commissioners about a lack of progress in several areas, including nixing a business district improvement program and failing...

City Ink: Politicians stuffed with favors at potluck

Augusta commissioners' Christmas potluck dinner at the Boat House was by all accounts...against it when it did. THE SHERIFF ONCE REMOVED: Two years ago, Augusta commissioners voted to name the new sheriff's administration building for...

Around the block

...will discuss the November 2014 General Election and details about the March 2015 Special Election to elect a new Augusta commissioner for District 7, who will serve the remainder of former Donnie Smith's term.The West Augusta Alliance is a...

Time for some housekeeping

Some Augusta commissioners jump at the opportunity to instigate audits and reviews on city departments if they think something fishy is going on. They're...

Qualifying dates set for January in District 7 special election

Candidate qualifying in what likely will be a hotly contested election to complete resigned Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's term has been set for Jan. 12-14.

Rants & Raves

...thank you so much if you read this! WOULD ANYBODY protest if the roles were reversed in the Brown shooting? THE AUGUSTA commissioners want to doubt the results of a half-million-dollar study on disparity involving the lack of minority contractors...

Augusta can develop a true 'shelter' for animals, not a death house

...accepted by the interim city administrator and Augusta commissioners, then abandoned by the director ? would have...haven't seen any improvements yet. NEWLY ELECTED Augusta Commissioner Sammie Sias stated in his presentation at a recent...

Paved areas disgraceful

...editor is a first step in efforts to draw attention to miles of disgrace where we live. Last year I wrote each Augusta commissioner and the mayor a detailed letter asking consideration for similar relief for south Augusta, and had not one reply...