'We are Downtown Augusta' billboard coming down

...at changing the public's view of the city's entertainment district.Contributing...illegal street vendors, greater emphasis on city curfews and created a community patrol...galleries in the western North Carolina city's downtown art district.Andrew Lawandus...

Ex-American downhill skier Bill Johnson is suffering after stroke

...the U.S. championships at age 40, hoping to recapture those glory days and earn a spot on the squad for the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. Johnson wiped out during a practice run, suffering a traumatic brain injury that erased nearly a decade of memories...

City Ink | The Augusta Chronicle

...the wrong way. Political correctness ... A former city worker set out to show that the real thefts in the parks...the gavel will fall. It will be a brand new day at City Hall. If city department heads in the crosshairs of Augusta Commission...

Ga. couple arrested in 1992 Kansas slaying

Associated PressDODGE CITY, Kan. - Authorities say a couple charged with a 1992 death in Kansas...Patrick Howe, who was found beaten and strangled at a motel in Dodge City.The Hutchinson News reports arrest warrants were issued for the couple...

Mayor joins in opening of ARC Project's "600 Broad"

...individuals, organizations and groups."600 Broad, a partnership between the city and the Augusta Regional Collaboration Project, now houses a few small...supporter of the ARC Project since its inception. The project also has received city funds.

Masters Week azaleas should peak

Visitors to the Garden City this coming Masters Week should see beautiful vibrant colors on the now-blooming azaleas.Richmond County extension agent Sid...

US home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

...listed for sale.The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.6 percent in January compared with...months of supply is typical for a healthy housing market.All 20 cities reported higher prices than a year earlier. Denver reported...

Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15

...college campuses, as well as cities around the country and abroad...of a McDonald's in New York City's Times Square, organizers...Burger King worker from Kansas City, Missouri, and a national...although turnout has varied from city to city. Last May, the campaign...

Columbia County official considering expanding stormwater penalties

...would work much like the enforcement of city utility accounts in Augusta and Aiken...bills, which if unpaid can result in the city shutting off a property's water and charging a $25 late fee, according to city ordinance.It's the same consequence...

Residents offer suggestions for recreation and parks at final Master Plan public meeting

...Diamond Lakes Regional Park to offer suggestions and praise for the city's massive recreation and parks system, which costs about...improvements, interim recreation director Ron Houck said.The city raised taxes last year to cover a multimillion-dollar deficit...