SPLOST 7 | The Augusta Chronicle

...By Susan McCord | Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 SPLOST 7 SPLOST 7 is the seventh in a series of Augusta-Richmond County one-cent sales tax packages. This is the second attempt to secure voter support for the SPLOST 7 package. Short for Special...

Stronger economy, cheaper gas mean clogged roads this Thanksgiving

...gasoline is now $2.15 per gallon, 74 cents cheaper than the same time last year...year, with a mere 0.3 percent or 69 cent average increase, according to the Airlines Reporting...window or aisle seat becomes vacant. For 99 cents, it sends an email if two adjacent seats...

New deal to replace McDonald's Dollar Menu

...prices.McDonald's isn't alone in struggling to get customers to let go of the $1 price. Wendy's tried replacing its 99-cent menu with a "Right Price Right Size" menu, but acknowledged the switch wasn't doing the job. Last month, it began promoting...

Morris: I won't apologize for voicing objections

...public interest in this pipeline?It will not make our nation more energy secure. It will not lower the cost of gasoline one cent for the people of South Carolina, Georgia or Florida. It will not address any regional shortages because the areas through...

Minimum wage raised in American Samoa to help Georgia tuna plant

A 40-cent rise in the minimum wage in American Sa...bill that set in motion a series of50-cent increases on Amer ican Samoa to bring it...increase take place, but she got it 10 cents lower. Amata sponsored the bill, even...

SPLOST not a 'new' tax

...some $100 million, since close to 50 percent of the revenue comes from non-Richmond County taxpayers.It is simply a 1-cent tax on purchases which has been on the books for years. It is not a new tax.Having been a sitting commissioner gives me a...

Georgia Bank parent reports increase in quarterly profits

...Augusta-based Southeastern Bank Finan cial Corp. reported net income of $4.8 million, or 72 cents per share, up from $4.3 million, or 65 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2014."We are encouraged by the loan growth we experienced...

Sales tax Q&A: What makes up Augusta's 8 percent in sales taxes?

...Jefferson and Lincoln counties ? of 8 cents on each dollar in sales and use tax.Four of the 8 cents constitute the state sales tax. Another...transportation projects.The remaining 3 cents are locally imposed. One is the education...

50 Cent grabs rap throne from Eminem at massive hip-hop concert

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When 50 Cent's album debuted to record-breaking...you're up on my heels,"' laughed 50 Cent, whose debut album, "Get Rich or Die...Nas and Lil' Kim - it was clear that 50 Cent was the star of the show, whipping the...

Rapper 50 Cent trades in drug business for rap career

...872,000 copies in just four days - 50 Cent seems far removed from his dangerous past...neck to reveal a bulletproof vest. In 50 Cent's world, the threat of violence never...because of that gangsta lifestyle that 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has...

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