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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-24/smith-resigns-district
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-16/keep-looking-solution
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-11/dda-treasur
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-12-13/city-ink-politi
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-12-08/around-block
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-06/time-some-housekeepin
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-12-08/qualifying-dat
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-14/rants-raves
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-11-29/augusta-can-deve
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-18/paved-areas-disgraceful