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Wanted: a servant leader

...prospective city manager is the qualities of a servant leader.That's because the best candidate to oversee a consolidated city-county government operation with $950 million in assets and 2,700 employees is one who understands the public is the real...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-17/wanted-servant-leader
Augusta gets recognition from National Association of Counties

...soluble products plant, expected to create 140 jobs.Other details included in the report, which calls the consolidated city-county government "efficiency in action," tout the city's ongoing execution of a "thorough downtown development and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-11/augusta-gets-recognition
Justice Department rejects bill to move Augusta elections

...required by the Voting Rights Act.He said the measure posed as one affecting all seven of Georgia's consolidated city-county governments and named no individual jurisdiction. In actuality, he said, it rescheduled only Augusta elections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-01-04/justice-depart
Parse out the parking issue

...must be part of the mix, and the current system is a joke: Because there is no municipal court in the consolidated city-county government, and therefore no means of appealing tickets, the fines are unenforceable -- and unenforced.But to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2010-10-02/parse-out-parking-iss
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Panel members clash over festival's future

...Naylor resigned in June 2005. Brad Owens is a member of this, too. - Augusta Commission: The elected consolidated city-county government that's in the news a lot. - The Greater Augusta Arts Council: The organizers of the successful Arts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/12/met_100167.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Richmond County Crime
Five questions with Larry Sconyers

...the proprietor of one of Augusta's popular barbecue restaurants, was the first mayor of Augusta's consolidated city-county government. 1. What was your first job? "We ran a dairy. My dad was a farmer. I had to milk cows when I was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/04/met_95293.shtml
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Petitioner clarifies intent

...Mayor Deke Copenhaver from voting to break the ties. Mr. Merry and Mr. Neal say the law creating the consolidated city-county government does not give any commissioners or the mayor pro tem the right to abstain from voting but does mandate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/27/met_49868.shtml
Metro | Deke Copenhaver
Now is the time you just say 'no'

...that our commission has created? Do not be blackmailed, fooled or terrorized into endorsing SPLOST. Our consolidated city-county government already has announced tax increases and more dipping into the reserve fund. When will enough be enough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/06/op_20152.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
More work, less time

...democracy. Commissioners simply must show some self-discipline, and abide by time limits imposed when the consolidated city-county government was formed in 1996: two minutes for orations, one minute for rebuttal. In the alternative, we suggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/03/edi_410891.shtml
Editorials | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Savannah merger talks hit deadlock

ATLANTA - The possibility of Savannah joining Augusta, Columbus and Athens in having a consolidated city-county government appears dead, at least for another year. With the General Assembly's 2002 session winding down, Chatham...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/26/met_341013.shtml
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