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Injunction for X-Mart denied

...city's favor. The commission revoked the store's license in December, but one month later, the city's Department of License and Inspection sent X-Mart a 2004 tax bill. X-Mart paid the bill and received a license, but the city soon rectified...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/03/met_446085.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Board awaits reason for fall

...without a revaluation, he said, the digest shrank. According to monthly reports generated by the city's Department of License and Inspection, new construction - a growth indicator - is on the rise this year. More permits for commercial construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/08/met_385752.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Candidates experience financial woes

Several Augusta-area candidates have displayed financial trouble:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/13/met_358234.shtml
Metro
Augusta office audits reveal inaccuracies

Random audits of a handful of city of Augusta offices point to a lack of policy and a failure to follow procedure as common explanations for several unbalanced government accounts. The inaccuracies, characterized as minor and "nothing to be concerned about," were presented to the Augusta Commission's finance and appropriations committee Monday afternoon by the city's internal auditors, Baird and Co.. "There's nothing to indicate (the city's) going down the tubes," said J.T. Cosnahan, a partner with the company.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/10/met_317832.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Bethlehem district raises questions

...ramshackle homes as a politician seeking change, making notes of code violations to report to the city's Department of License and Inspection and fielding complaints from residents who spot him making rounds. "The people living here now are just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/26/met_315356.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Commission to hear party plan

...Dec. 31, is just like any other Sunday." The license request already has been denied by the city's Department of License and Inspection per the recommendation of sheriff's officials. "This is nothing more than a mere attempt by two nightclubs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/19/met_302475.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Balancing budget threatens services

Trimming the Transit Department's budget by 3 percent - or $86,648 - is equivalent to eliminating one bus route. Finding the same percentage of savings in Parks and Recreation would include shutting off the lights at most city-owned playing fields two nights a week and permanently cutting off those that light 15 public tennis courts.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/17/met_302121.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
The downward spiral

Neglect helped kill Rosa Lee Barnes, her neighbors say. Before the 83-year-old grandmother died in a drive-by shooting last week, Turpin Hill residents knew it was just a matter of time before Eighth Avenue would erupt in violence again. Some residents believe the blight that has taken over many of the houses on the block is also responsible for the criminals who have taken over the neighborhood. They see a cycle of abandonment where blight feeds crime that feeds more blight.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/13/met_211266.shtml
Metro
The downward spiral

Neglect helped kill Rosa Lee Barnes, her neighbors say. Before the 83-year-old grandmother died in a drive-by shooting last week, Turpin Hill residents knew it was just a matter of time before Eighth Avenue would erupt in violence again. Some residents believe the blight that has taken over many of the houses on the block is also responsible for the criminals who have taken over the neighborhood. They see a cycle of abandonment where blight feeds crime that feeds more blight.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/13/met_211267.shtml
Metro
Some Augusta motels keep police force busy

Lt. Scott Gay spends a lot of nights patrolling Augusta's motels, and he says it's taught him one important lesson - be careful where you pay to lay your head.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/17/met_132608.shtml
Metro | Richmond County Crime