Rants & Raves

...is done. Maybe a meeting can be setup at Macks which is the local town hall in Blythe. Elected officials are elected by the people...Williams could come out to Blythe and teach them how to keep the locals informed of goings-on. At least the media gets it out for...

GBI budget proposals won't speed local investigations, coroners say

...Augusta-area coroners say such adjustments won't solve local problems.The GBI says the 12 percent pay increase for its forensic...deliver a body. He said Atlanta-area expansion won't save local taxpayers any money as he burns through 18 gallons of gas every...

Sylvia Cooper | The Augusta Chronicle

...will fall. It will be a brand new day at City Hall. The good news is it was a slow week for local politics. The bad news is I'm not writing about local politics this week. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 I got up and out of my sickbed so I could...

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Local builder wants conversation with commission on city's bidding process

City projects that are bid on over and over are a waste of time and money for small businesses, said an attorney seeking to "start a dialogue" about possibly changing Augusta's procurement process.

Highway robbery

...agencies and even enterprising state and local police departments have used them to generate...number of instances in which state and local officials try to use the federal law to...equitable sharing" cases, state and local agencies can keep up to 80 percent of seized...

United Way poised to reach campaign goal, with your help

...raise $4.25 million for the needs of the local community in 2015. The annual campaign typically...an investment that will affect lives of local citizens this year. We need your help...meet the health and human service needs of local citizens. Among those needs, a single...

Columbia County 225th birthday an extension of recent growth

Charlene Sharkey thumbed through historical records last week, amazed at the cost of local government in Columbia County's first 100 years.In 1890, it cost anywhere from $1 to $6.50 for a horse-and-wagon crew...

Across Georgia

...seller they contacted online.Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said the Georgia State Patrol's aviation unit has joined local officials searching Telfair and Wheeler counties for Bud and June Runion.The couple drove to McRae on Thursday to meet someone...