Council to revisit November selection of area EMS 'zone provider'

...EMS Council is expected to reconsider the council's Nov. 15 recommendation by a 10-8 vote to designate the Augusta government as "zone provider" in the EMS zone that spans Augusta-Richmond County.The council was ordered by J. Patrick...

Commissioners rally to help Augusta residents after ice storm

...neighborhood. It's about knowing your neighbors and helping people in need."He had nothing but praise for the Augusta government, Georgia Power and the out-of-state crews trying to clean up and get the power back."They responded fast...

Commission won't investigate deleted computer files

...flaw in IT, we need to know about it."Russell, a former Richmond, Va., deputy police chief, had been with Augusta government since 2002. The commission's 7-0 vote to fire him included no reason and Russell left with a six-month severance...

Pick for Augusta's interim city administrator is 'grateful' for call to help

...resident, Allen, 44, earned a bachelor's degree in computer science at Savannah State University and began her Augusta government career in the city IT department in 1992. In 2005, she completed a master's degree in business administration...

Fred Russell's firing one of year's top stories

This year marked the end of a sometimes tumultuous 12-year run in Augusta government for Fred Russell, the former Virginia police officer who served nearly eight years as city administrator.Russell, who occasionally...

Augusta gets recognition from National Association of Counties

...residents in a 1,100-acre area that is near, but not within, downtown Augusta.While consolidation limited Augusta government to a single commission, it left the city-county eligible for both city and county organizations.Besides NACO...

More changes expected after Russell firing

Monday's firing of City Administrator Fred Russell might only be the start of change in Augusta government, although several details of Russell's Dec. 31 exit remain undetermined.Augusta commissioners surprised many, including their...

Former commissioner to run for state Senate

...six-hour training session on board policies last week. A PERFECT STORM: Three controversial issues keep coming up in Augusta government every few years: downtown parking, the ambulance contract and the fire chief's performance. Usually, they...

Andrew MacKenzie, head of Augusta's in-house law office, answers 5 questions

...been your toughest legal assignment since joining Augusta government?A: "There's such a diverse work field, it's...Q: What are some of the challenges inherent in Augusta government?A: "It's a weak-mayor form of government...

Fees soak south Richmond

...was addressed to an individual who is not the property owner and never has lived at this address.It seems as if Augusta government does not know what it is doing and is keeping Augusta solvent at the expense of south Richmond County.Barry DoickHephzibah