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Washington Police Department defunded, closed by Council vote

The Washington (Ga.), police department is no more. Washington City Council voted 4-3 to defund the police department at Thursday night's meeting, with Mayor Ames Barnett breaking the 3-3 council member tie.
Aiken County council votes to increase salaries of all county positions

Aiken County sheriff's deputies will see a bigger payday this fiscal year, and it won't come from a millage increase, the Aiken County Council decided Tuesday.
UGA raising grade requirements to graduate with honors; won't affect students until 2018

...harder in the future for UGA students to get those Latin phrases attached to their diplomas after a recent University Council vote.Acting on a proposal from the council's educational affairs committee, the council adopted tougher cutoffs in a...
Committee gives Gold Cross Augusta EMS zone

...said.Commissioners reached Thursday, including Alvin Mason and Donnie Smith, said they will wait until the full council votes to decide what to do next.Sias, who is running for a commission seat, said the company shouldn't have bid for...
Aiken County Council votes on Project Jackson tonight

The Aiken County Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today , and a Project Jackson vote is on the table.
One final hurdle remains for Project Jackson

...Before voting on the second reading, North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones reminded the audience that despite how the council votes, nothing is final at this point."This is the ordinance that will gave us the tools in order to move Project Jackson...
Project Jackson passes second council vote

Aiken County Council voted 6-3 in favor of the second reading of the plan during a special meeting that included a public hearing Tuesday night at Aiken Technical College.
Georgia town's council votes to requires gun ownership

The city council in a small north Georgia town, Nelson, voted Monday night to make gun ownership mandatory -- unless you object.
Bad flu season fuels debate over paid sick time laws

...lawmakers and activists rallied Friday on the City Hall steps to call for passage of the measure, which has awaited a city council vote for nearly three years. Two likely mayoral contenders have also pressed the point.The flu spike is making people...
Aiken County Council decision threatens proposed GreenJackets stadium in North Augusta

...would remain frozen at 1996 levels for 30 years.Supporters of the project expressed frustration and dejection at the council vote.Chris Schoen, of Green stone Properties, the development group behind the proposed project, issued a statement...