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...Saturday at the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway.There will be fellowship and discussion following an address by Georgia Board of Transportation member Don Grantham.Contact Bob Finnegan, (706) 829-1296, or www.richmondcountygop...
Celebration time at the history museum

To kick off the year of celebration there are two important events coming very soon.
Barnard, Crandall given Dyess Awards for service to Augusta, country

Two men who have devoted their lives to the country and community were honored Thursday evening at the second annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium.
Contemplates impact of tax increases

The Georgia Board of Transportation wants an 8 cent increase on a gallon of gasoline. If the price of a gallon is now $1.10, the increase (in the price of a...
Victim's parents hopeful for trial in socialite killing case

...continent, in a courtroom," said Emory McClinton, a former federal highway official and member of the Georgia Board of Transportation. "We've been after him all these years, and he's been able to avoid justice." Sullivan was indicted...
Oxendine: Georgia shorted in road-funding program

ATLANTA - Echoing a chorus of Southern politicians, Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine argued Tuesday the state is getting ripped off by the federal road-money allocation system, and he's got the numbers to prove it. Mr. Oxendine said a survey by his office showed Georgia has been getting back only 75 percent of the federal gasoline taxes that state consumers pay, the second lowest percentage in the country. Only South Carolina - which has been seeing a 70 percent return on federal gas taxes - is worse off, according to Federal Highway Administration figures.