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Sylvia Cooper | The Augusta Chronicle

...what's most pertinent. Former state Senate Major ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 Augusta Commission members are champing at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/authors/sylvia-cooper
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
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
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
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