Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

...leaves intact mandatory 2.4 percent annual budget cuts from which the commission exempted the Richmond County...Office. An earlier proposal replaced the 2.4 percent cuts with 1.5 percent cuts. The plan also partially restores the city's...

Compromise on tax increase expected at called meeting

...the 1.5-mill and 1.25-mill options to include targeted percentage budget cuts across certain departments, but "nobody is going to be exempt" from the cuts."There's going to have to be some old-fashioned trading that goes to get...

Augusta Commission holds off on tax increase

...increased every year since he joined the commission, and said cuts and restructuring, such as what Sheriff Richard Roundtree and...expected a compromise on the increase, with accompanying "targeted cuts," to happen in the next few days."It is serious crunch time...

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Boxers adjusting slowly to fighting without headgear after rule is changed

...fight Friday, said going into the ring for the first time without headgear was "scary.""You have to be more worried about cuts," said Njangiru, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. "But the change affects both fighters...

Jim Furyk, Tim Petrovic are tied for Canadian Open lead

...here. But we're only at the halfway point."The 47-year-old Petrovic followed his opening 64 with 66. He missed the cuts in his past five events."I have been hitting the ball really well for about the last three weeks," Petrovic said. "I've...

Augusta Commission set to approve $9 million tax increase

...commission's June 27 retreat. Included in the proposal are $1,000 pay increases for all employees and reducing budgeted departmental cuts for the year from 2.4 percent to 1.5 percent.The increase will raise the millage rate to just over 10 mills, which is...

Georgia's U.S. Senate candidates should get serious about the deficit

...like lower taxes, and if the spending cuts aren't specified, we believe they won't...and cutting spending. And the spending cuts won't just involve faceless bureaucrats...allow members of Congress to vote for vast cuts in taxation and increases in spending and...

Johnson begins new tenure at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

...numbers, which have been cut in recent years, also ensures the site operates safely and efficiently, Johnson said. Workforce cuts were too deep, she said.In coming years, Johnson intends to focus on recruiting and hiring new workers. A slight increase...

Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

...individual companies, rather than broader economic conditions, Naroff said.Other data confirm that across the economy, job cuts have reached unusually low levels. Total layoffs in May dropped below pre-recession levels, the government said in a separate...