Echols announces exit from District 7 special election

...with a runoff," he said.Harris said lifelong Augustans know he'll continue to "inject some common sense" in Augusta government, and said he hadn't obtained a city gas card to traverse the relatively small District 7.Pittman, who like...

City Ink: Politicians stuffed with favors at potluck

...Fred's fault. HARDIE'S ENTRANCE INTERVIEW: Q; Mayor-elect Davis, you have said you'll be the CEO in Augusta government. What do you think CEO stands for?A: Chief Executive Officer.Q: No, no, no! It stands for Chief Eunuch...

Housing, community development director Chester Wheeler resigns

...Wheeler hada prior business relationship.A former tailor, restaurateur and Macon housing official prior to joining Augusta government in 2007, Wheeler did not return a call seeking comment.

Answer a few questions

Just wondering about Augusta government matters:Why is the Augusta Commission determined to discourage small hospitality businesses with ever-increasing fees (taxes...

Commissioner Donnie Smith a master at moonlighting

...Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in." SUGGESTION BOX: In the recently released survey about Augusta government, 306 residents sounded off on what powers they think the mayor should have. Some responses were short but not...

Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie Davis says he plans to 'raise the bar' for government

...we're going to get better.Q: What do you make of recent commentary that "the blacks" are in now charge of Augusta government?A: When people say there's a particular people, group or race of people who are "in charge," those are...

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver foiled again

...consolidation, panelist Terry Elam, Augusta Technical College President, said what everybody knows is true about Augusta government."What we designed was a 50-50 split of power," he said. "That's the way it was designed. If you want...

Augusta Commission calls off search for administrator after failure to reach consensus on finalists

Augusta government remains under the direction of two interim city administrators after commission members failed to agree to support either of two...

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...