North Augusta City Council | The Augusta Chronicle

...members elected at-large on a partisan basis. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. Every two years, three Council members are elected to serve four-year staggered terms. Major duties of the City Council include: adopting an annual...

Ruling on Project Jackson could come next week

...aware of property values over the years.During his testimony, Donohue also found fault with executive sessions by council members that he said were meant to hide details of the project."It bothered me ... because instead of operating a government...

Washington Police Department defunded, closed by Council vote

...voted 4-3 to defund the police department at Thursday night's meeting, with Mayor Ames Barnett breaking the 3-3 council member tie. Members of council and Mayor Barnett debated for numerous weeks about closing the department in an effort to...

Across South Carolina

...Moore in April after she refused to sign seven unexplained reprimands that Bullard presented to her on the same day.Council members pleaded with Bullard to reinstate Moore, to no avail. The council then voted in May to let the town's residents...

Aiken County council votes to increase salaries of all county positions

...payday this fiscal year, and it won't come from a millage increase, the Aiken County Council decided Tuesday.Council members voted unanimously to pass an ordinance adopting the county's operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year on a third...

SC Supreme Court: Public bodies don't need agendas

...requirement. It is telling cities to keep publishing agendas because they help the public know what is happening and help council members prepare for meetings."The best practice is in the interest of public information and transparency to not change...

Scott's GOP victory sets up historic SC election

...aside, the November election itself has historic implications. Scott's Democratic challenger, Richland County Council member Joyce Dickerson, is also black. That means the general election will mark South Carolina's first-ever U.S...

Black presence in state GOP is growing stronger

...series of roundtable discussions with clergy, small-business owners, activists and black conservative advisory council members to discuss growth and opportunity, and catalog the explosion of conservatism in the black community.Our day began...

Aiken deserves Stake

...the perspective of doing things the private-sector way. Mike Stake has this background, and will be a valuable council member, representing the taxpayers and the private sector.We have enough monuments built and proposed high-priced freeways...

With race as an eventual underlying issue, which candidate can best sway the majority?

...probably always will be.But we have a choice in whether to be a part of it.(The writer is a former Augusta City Council member and a retired labor relations manager from Bechtel Savannah River Inc.)