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...

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 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...

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...

Rants & Raves

...to try to help out, so give the poor animals a break. Is it time for a new director? I think so! THE CITY OF AUGUSTA government should not feel bad about its incompetence. The same scenario is playing out at the federal level.

City administrator candidates talk strange line

...effectively and challenges conventional thinking." She wouldn't have much conventional thinking to challenge in Augusta government.Rodriguez is "honest, smart and a good problem solver," which is a big plus because we know the names of 10...

The Chronicle delivers award-winning quality every day

...today's paper as Lisa tells us about the recipient of a surprise retirement party at First Presbyterian Church.Augusta government reporter Susan McCord won first place in the hard news writing category.Susan keeps an eye on your city government...

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...