Augusta Commission halts municipal building construction until space issues resolved

...Pro Tem Corey Johnson proposed stopping work on the eighth and ninth floors, the intended new home of the city finance department and administrators."I am in construction," Johnson said. "I don't understand how the law department got...

City Ink: It's a fight to the finish for municipal building space

...is to get information that's going to benefit the citizens and government of Richmond County," Fennoy said.Finance Department Director Donna Williams, who sent three employees to the conference, said they received valuable training that...

Augusta goat pilot project moves forward

...profits to the city."The cash register is in Augusta," Levine said. Money "goes from the register to the finance department." Cypress will provide monthly reports of rounds played, food sold and other items, he said.Guilfoyle said he...

Fred Russell won't run for Augusta mayor

...for five years' worth of records resulted in only a small stack of paper and no correspondence with the mayor, finance department or city attorney, and only "conversations between a couple of people," despite laws that require local governments...

Repayment issues remain for bond issue, URA board member says

...do it before the SPLOST vote takes place to save the taxpayers money," Owens said. "I've requested from the finance department that they provide the documents that show this is necessary."Young said he thought fellow board members were...

Tax commissioner vote to wait until November

...supplied a check for the disputed funds Tuesday."It was paid that night and has already been turned over to the finance department," he said.County Administrator Scott Johnson said he had submitted the tax commissioner's letter of resignation...

$721 million in projects sought from sales tax

...much work to be done.City department heads and other agencies held little back in their wish lists to the city finance department, according to a compilation of their requests distributed to commissioners Thursday and obtained Friday by The...

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Commissioners to begin sales-tax discussion

...projects our constituents want, and so forth."The short schedule going for approval Tuesday was requested by the finance department, according to the meeting agenda. It has all special-purpose, local-option sales tax requests due by Jan...

Fire department eyes reserve firefighter program

...Commission approved its budget Tuesday night, and Fire Chief Chris James said he is waiting to hear from the city finance department about the more than $374,000 he requested for the program.The program includes training reserves and providing...