They Way We Were: 1970

...Human Relations Commission, its first black Paine College president, Dr. Lucius Pitts, and its first black county commissioner, Ed McIntyre.After the May riot, Augusta got more bad news in June. U.S. Census figures showed the city...

Packed house of around 500 strongly oppose pipeline at Tuesday public meeting near Savannah

...been charged with gathering information about the certificate, is set to retire at the end of the month.Chatham County Commissioner Tony Center, the only elected official to coment, said he came to lend his "miniscule voice" against the pipeline...

Columbia County commissioners resolve zoning issues with Lights of the South

Columbia County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a rezoning of property that will allow Lights of the South operate this holiday season.

Lights of the South business license suspended

...the license was being held until after Columbia County commissioners vote next week on a list of conditions recommended...Scuttle's Island. Instead, they recommended county commissioners deny Bell's rezoning application altogether...

John Hendley Sr.

...of the Millen Rotary Club, Millen Jaycees, Chairman of the Jenkins County Hospital Authority, and a Jenkins County Commissioner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Georgia Parham and John Harvey Hendley and O. Z. Cowart, and his...

Columbia County official considering expanding stormwater penalties

...rewrite it to include all departments," said Gary Bennett, Columbia County stormwater utility manager.Columbia County commissioners now can only establish policies and procedures for handling and collecting unpaid utility accounts "by resolution...

Across Georgia

...there were no obvious signs of foul play.Ex-official sentenced to prison over fraudATLANTA - A former DeKalb County commissioner who admitted to stealing taxpayer money was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison Friday.Elaine Boyer, 58...

Bill would let local officials change notice posting

...anywhere from $1,000 to more than $50,000 yearly on the ads, according to an informal survey by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.Now that the internet is so easy to access, why can't local governments post the notices on their...

State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

...highly unlikely, based on (a single meeting) being the only conversation that we had, until we bring in the county commissioners, those who are affected by it."Rep. Earnest Smith, D-Augusta, who blasted Davis after the announcement...

Developers of proposed water park near Grovetown seek to postpone rezoning

...with a vote to deny or approve the plans.If the planning commission votes, its decision will be forwarded to county commissioners.Last week, the Planning Services Division released a nine-page report recommending that planning commissioners...