Deke Copenhaver | The Augusta Chronicle

...March 4, 2010 Deke Copenhaver First elected in a Dec. 6, 2005, runoff to fill the unexpired term of former mayor Bob Young, Mr. Copenhaver won election to a full term in November 2006 with 65 percent of the vote. In his 2006 campaign...

City Ink: Current, former Augusta mayors sound off on consolidation results

...the way Richmond County runs theirs, I wouldn't have one." "OVERSOLD": Consoli da ted Augusta's second mayor, Bob Young, said consolidation was oversold."The expectations were set too high," he said. "People were expecting too much...

Talk not looking good for stormwater fee

...solving the city's office space problems was moving into the former Belk store there. Also that year, then-Mayor Bob Young went to Chat ta nooga, Tenn., to see a similar mall the city had revitalized.In 2000, a consultant from Windward...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Former senator's love of music will be remembered

...reporter's dream come true.I know that a young news reporter for WBBQ-AM radio station and later Augusta mayor named Bob Young always would drop by in the morning as often would popular political columnist and county government reporter Margaret...

Bailing out of trouble with bale of corrections

...cruise "enjoying our trip: lovely sights, wonderful food, interesting people from all over the country."Gwen and Bob Young are having a wonderful spring break in Memphis where they plan to take the City of New Orleans train down to New Orleans...

Historic buildings on committee agenda

...Annex" at the 1 p.m. committee meeting, and 12 people had joined the event by mid-afternoon Monday.Former Mayor Bob Young, who as chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Agency has spoken against the proposed demolitions, questioned whether sufficient...

Commission delays action on demolition of historic buildings as Urban Redevelopment Agency joins fight

...but you can't react to something like this in two weeks, a month. It takes time to pull it together."Former Mayor Bob Young turned up pressure on the city Tuesday with a letter questioning the demolition plans.Young, the chairman of the Urban...

Facing the giants: Dangerous Goliaths lurk in government's shadows

Whether our money or our property is at stake, we must be ready to stand up to the many Goliaths we face.

Despite modern controversies, United States still manages to survive

Imagine how our country has managed to survive for all these generations.

Saving Augusta's old buildings is splendid way to preserve history

The people, places and events that define our city are worth remembering. Saving an old building is one way.