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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
Command decision

It spends over $300 million ? more than twice the general fund of the consolidated city-county government. It transports, feeds, nurses, monitors, polices, disciplines and educates over 31,000 of our young. It spends more time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-04-19/command-decision
Pulling together

...all involved that the 10-member body can't even agree on where it meets. The charter that formed the consolidated city-county government back in the 1990s mandates that the commission meet "at the courthouse." Trouble is, Augusta just built...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-05-05/pulling-together
Editorials
Stop the financial nosedives

...would run the schools for about two weeks. The Augusta Commission has been knowingly spending down the consolidated city-county government's reserves for several years now - and the current budget is in the red by nearly $5 million. The reserve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/08/edi_84515.shtml
Editorials | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Land purchase approved

...according to city records. The lot purchases in 1992 and 1994 by Augusta city officials and in 1996 by the consolidated city-county government -- with state grant money -- were the subject of a 1997 state investigation by the Georgia Bureau of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/14/met_270198.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
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
Editorials
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
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