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Event honoring Georgia's signers of Declaration of Independence set for Saturday

...take place Saturday in downtown Au gusta.The fifth annual Independence Day celebration in front of the Augusta-Richmond County Government Center on Greene Street is open to the public. It begins at 9 a.m. and will last about an hour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-02/event-honoring-georgias-sign
Vote to consolidate Augusta-Richmond County governments marks its 20th anniversary

This week marked 20 years since Richmond County voters approved the consolidation of Augusta-Richmond County, setting in motion the current form of city government.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-23/vote-consolidate-augusta
Whitfield prepares to step back in to the ring

...was in jeopardy.In early 2011, it fell victim to cuts that were part of a massive restructuring of the Augusta-Richmond County government. Longtime club director Tom Moraetes saw his job eliminated, and the original plan was to move the club...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-23/whitfield-prepares-s
Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson discusses first months on job

...to change the way we address stormwater needs. It was that people have a fundamental lack of trust in Augusta-Richmond County government. That's the biggest thing that we have to change.Q: How do you fix the trust issue?A: Communication...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-04/augusta-administrator-ja
Walker sheds light on city government

Former state Senate Major­ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-02-28/walker-sheds-li
Davis seeks veto, hiring and firing, budgeting and other functions added to mayoral powers

...currently lacking in the consolidated government.Amending the 1995 bill that established the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government would require an act of the state legislature or eight commission votes."In a true democracy, checks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-20/mayor-seeks-more-powers
Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival to move to new location

...000 people both of its weekends in 2012 and 2013.Wolfe believes the Lock & Dam Park, operated by the Augusta-Richmond County government on the Savannah River, is a perfect fit with Native Americans' love of nature and reverence of water...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-08-26/ramblin-rhodes-oka-ch
Augusta residents surveyed want more power for mayor, consider garbage service good

...which created a weak mayor-strong commission form of government, is a popular topic among critics of Augusta-Richmond County government, but the unscientific survey was hardly a representative sample of residents or voters.The city has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-03/augusta-residents-survey
Rants & Raves

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
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