Compromise on tax increase expected at called meeting

Augusta commissioners appear headed to a possible compromise on a property tax increase after defeating a $9 million increase at a called meeting Monday...

Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees...

Don't wag your tail yet

...should applaud.We commend Augusta commissioners and acting administrator...Sharon Broady and approved by Augusta commissioners Tuesday ? pre-approved...We're sorry"?What about Augusta commissioners or the mayor? Don't they...

Adoption coordinator could be hired at Augusta Animal Services as rescues begin removing animals

...pitched the idea to the animal services advisory board Wednesday. Next month, she will bring the proposal to Augusta commissioners, who will have to approve the position.The adoption coordinator would also be responsible for marketing adoption...

Augusta might be close to naming city administrator

...county manager in Mecklenburg County, N.C., home to Charlotte.Jackson, who described in an interview with Augusta commissioners the crucial public information role she played in Albany during the devastating 1994 flood, graduated from The...

Wanted: a servant leader

...other than "the people of Augusta" would be a negative mark on our checklist.To be clear, the 10 elected Augusta commissioners and mayor merely are the city administrator's immediate supervisors. The only power those 11 people sitting...

Dee Griffin hired as Augusta Fire Department's public information officer

...outside Augusta-Richmond whenever a neighboring county needs help.Although the position isn't a new one, two Augusta commissioners said they were surprised to learn it had been filled, likely requiring approval by interim administrator Tameka...

Needlessly delivering death

...happened.After nearly a full year of Broady's defiance, animal activists took their well-documented case to Augusta commissioners last month. But nothing has changed at the shelter. Animals come in, rescue groups are shooed away and carcasses...

City administrator candidates talk strange line

...cross purposes with the elected officials at times." That's three strikes against him right off the bat.Augusta commissioners interviewed the candidates last week after a legal meeting where Williams objected to the finalists because they've...

Augusta Commission set to approve $9 million tax increase

Augusta commissioners are set to give tentative approval to a 2-mill property tax increase at a Monday meeting.