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Comments from readers:I AM SO sick and tired of hearing excuses about how Augusta/Richmond County government cannot get anything accomplished because of racial lines. You mean to tell me that Deke Copenhaver can't even have enough pride...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-28/rants-raves
Disparity exists in Augusta's property tax system

The disparity is built into the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government's charter ? two overlapping tax districts in which property owners pay for government services in two distinct and, at times, unequal ways.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-09-15/disparity-exists-augusta
School bus drivers, crossing guards lose summer jobless benefits

...from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office to apply for the benefits ever since the group was assigned to Augusta-Richmond County government during consolidation.And despite the federal order, Richmond County guards never saw their benefits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-26/school-bus-drivers-cross
Augusta businesses, people got $400 million from federal government in 2012

Augusta-based businesses, institutions and people collected more than $400 million in federally-funded grants, payments, subsidies and salaries last year, an Augusta Chronicle analysis of federal spending data found.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-29/augusta-businesses-peopl
Fees soak south Richmond

I received two items in the mail recently from Augusta-Richmond County government. One was the water/sewage bill with what appears to be a 100 percent increase in the sewage fee. The other was a letter to tell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-06-04/fees-soak-south-richmond
Pledge to wrong flag speaks volumes

...the match, which prompted Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross to come out with this zinger:"Augusta-Richmond County government is probably the only government that can probably misinterpret good management and strategic planning as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/30/cit_192839.shtml
Consolidation bill up for debate

Many components of the Augusta-Richmond County government established in the city's 1995 consolidation bill - from the mayor's qualifications, term limits and voting power to the sheriff's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-03-07/commission-policy-debate
Government | Metro | Government
Commission to vote on meeting with legislators

...legislative delegation and a facilitator to review the bill, a 1995 law that established consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government.Meanwhile, Rep. Wayne Howard, D-Augusta, has said he plans to introduce legislation establishing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-30/commission-vote-meeting-legi
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University of Phoenix-Augusta center is named for educator

...taught at Aiken Technical College and Southern Wesleyan University. He also was a safety officer for the Augusta-Richmond County Government Risk Management office.His legacy also will continue through the Chester Mallie Willis Sr. Scholarship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-07-06/university-phoenix-august
Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell finds few friends on commission after awarding pay raises

...and Corey Johnson did not return calls requesting comment.While administrators over the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government have taken heat from commissioners over the years, Russell's two predecessors left on their own for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-08-13/augusta-city-administrat