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No evidence ex-administrator Fred Russell violated law, GBI says

...the end of last year.After much debate, Williams' request to access Russell's computer files was granted, but the city law department provided only a small number of documents in response."Any time you tamper with the records of the city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-10/no-evidence-ex-adminis
Fred Russell won't run for Augusta mayor

...Commissioner Marion Williams, who fought with his colleagues to get access to Rus sell's hard drive, said Monday that the city law department's response late last week to his request for five years' worth of records resulted in only a small stack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-04/fred-russell-wont-run-au
Sheriff sends computer file request to GBI

...considerable amount of commission discussion, Williams' request to access Russell's computer files was granted, but the city law department provided only a small number of documents in response to the request.Shortly after, a local television reporter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-05/sheriff-requests-gbi-inv
Deputy Administrator Tameka Allen named interim administrator

...computer, to see what was on them. Williams and former Commissioner Calvin Holland made the same request in 2007 after a city law department employee was found to be conducting private business on her city PC, but the commission never gave them access...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-07/deputy-administrator-tam
Across the region

...openingsSAVANNAH, GA. - The Savannah City Council is considering legislation allowing bars to operate seven days a week.Current city laws require businesses selling alcohol on Sundays to earn more than half their revenue from food sales.Alderman Tony Thomas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-25/across-region
Secondhand books, city TV, Heery contract go before Augusta commissioners

...ordinance going before Augusta commissioners today.The changes were sought by 2nd and Charles, which worked with the city law office to get the revisions made, according to Commissioner Donnie Smith.Under the proposal, book buyers and sellers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-11/secondhand-books-city-tv
Documents show no actual threat of litigation

...pre-2012 open meetings law and the post-2012 open meetings law require a tangible threat."The documents provided by the city law office were copies of Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision; Georgia Senate Bill 92; a copy of Georgia law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-06/documents-show-no-actual
Opinion opens door to July mayor, commission elections

...changes that moved all nonpartisan races to July. Under the consolidation charter, and according to opinions issued by the city law office and a deputy attorney general, Augusta is a city for election purposes, not a county, and exempt from the change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-18/opinion-opens-door-july-
Municipal building renovation raises questions

...architect Virgo Gambill.Then, on March 11, seven commissioners authorized renovating the entire building and the adjacent city law and engineering offices, along with building a structure to house Information Technology, using existing sales-tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-04-22/municipal-building-renov
Group fights city law mandating gun ownership

The Brady Center to Pre­vent Gun Violence has filed a federal lawsuit against Nel­son,Ga., a city of roughly 1,300 residents, saying a new ordinance requiring heads of household to own a gun and ammunition is unconstitutional.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-13/group-fights-city-law-mandati