Sylvia Cooper | The Augusta Chronicle

...Sylvia Cooper Former state Senate Major ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was. Augusta Commission members are champing at the bit to approve a rain tax, although the...

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Walker sheds light on city government

Former state Senate Major­ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was.

Augusta's United Way exceeds goal, raises $3.4 million

...September release.The United Way presented several awards, including the Spirit of Community Award to Columbia County government, which reported a 75 percent increase in employee contributions and special events over last year. Savannah River...

Davis seeks veto, hiring and firing, budgeting and other functions added to mayoral powers

...lacking in the consolidated government.Amending the 1995 bill that established the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government would require an act of the state legislature or eight commission votes."In a true democracy, checks and balances...

As approval nears, residents left in dark on rain tax

...showing it to my husband, Ernie, who worked for a county government for 20 years. His take on it was so insightful...Maybe they ought to fire themselves. WHO IN RICHMOND COUNTY GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING OUT FOR THE TAXPAYER? Please name one, and...

Bibb County firefighter killed, 5 others hurt in blaze

...into the burning home's basement went the floor collapsed, said Chris Floore, a spokesman for the Macon-Bibb County government.Battalion Chief Steven Stafford, 59, was flown to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta. Firefighters...

Efforts to regulate Augusta commission members' travel rejected

...League of Cities, for instance, "have the same identical problems that we have here," he said.As a city-county government, Augusta is a dues-paying member of both state and national organizations for cities and counties, all of which...

Augusta-area business leaders press state officials on transportation

...about yet."Unlike years past, in recent years the business community was not joined by members of local city and county governments for substantive meetings while in Atlanta. And the group no longer hosts barbecue dinners with flowing cocktails...

Rants & Raves

...because he doesn't. BEFORE PEOPLE write in to the paper ranting about the tickets that are issued to finance county governments, perhaps they should do a little research. Because of speed traps that, in fact, were set up to finance local...