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Legal challenge raised over change in election dates for Augusta local races

...will be held at the time of the state primary election in even number years.According to the lawsuit, the only local government affected by that change is Augusta.The state primary election had been held in July. This year, the General Assembly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-21/legal-challeng
Augusta mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams says she'll bring different dynamic to office

...Until that happens, until the public feels comfortable and I'm hearing there's people now that's suing the local government because of conflict of (special purpose local option sales tax) 6 and (special purpose local option sales tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-21/augusta-mayora
Probation bill clarified

...conditions of probation that impose financial hardships on probationers. Private probation fees (contracted with local government) were not tied to taxpayer-subsidized, state-run probation fees. The claim of excessive monitoring fees was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-02/probation-bill-clarified
SPLOST lets residents vote on taxing selves

It's only a penny, but the city's special-purpose, local-option sales tax locks in the local government to a particular set of construction priorities for at least five years.Augusta commissioners and interested residents are getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-19/splost-lets-residents-vo
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Augusta Richmond County Planning Comm...

...opponent to an application for a rezoning action who has made campaign contributions aggregating $250.00 or more to a local government official within two years of the rezoning application must file a disclosure report with the governing authority...

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Ditch self-serving leaders and help move us forward

...getting, what we deserve here in our great city.Over the years, even amid positive progress and development, our local government's mode of operation has been mainly counterproductive. We have, over the years, consistently worked against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-23/ditch-self-servi
EMS council must revisit November decision to name Augusta 'sole provider' of emergency services

...Chronicle.Instead of following state laws, the council's decision seemed to be "centered solely on whether a local government entity should be in control of EMS services within its jurisdiction," O'Neal wrote, citing audio recordings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-12/ems-council-must-revisit
Paul Menard skips qualifying session at Fontana following birth of child

...suitable arrangements can be finalized soon."Miles added that IndyCar was "encouraged by the efforts" from the local government and local promoters.IndyCar raced in Sao Paulo from 2010 until last year, but local promoters were not able to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-21/paul-menard-skips-qualifyi
Mayoral hopefuls fill forum with nonsense

...diversifying the economy to make Augusta an entertainment capital, helping small businesses and creating jobs.How can local government diversify the economy? And does government actually create jobs? Most every commission and mayoral candidate talk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-03-15/mayoral-hopeful
John Gogick: HB 837 - a measure on private probation companies

...addressed the points that Craig found lacking in the Georgia law. And the bill requires accountability to the judges and local government in the form of reports on the number of offenders under supervision; the amount of fines, statutory surcharges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/john-gogick-hb-837-measure-pr