Commission gives OK for new gated community off Berckmans Road

...commissioners.The commission voted 7-2 to approve the special zoning exception, with Commissioners Ben Hasan and Marion Williams opposed and Bill Lockett away at a conference in Seattle.Hasan said he voted against the project because Spangler...

Restricting goals draws foul in neighborhoods

...kids playing in the road, in view of home, and the lack of suitable after-school alternatives. Only Commissioner Marion Williams said "things have changed" and that today's street ball players might not be as accommodating as they were as...

Commissoners shocked by decrepit conditions at public defender's office, but options limited

...would unlikely spend more than that to renovate it."You may have to keep looking," Hasan said.Commissioner Marion Williams said the building itself had problems, including small elevators and limited parking."You'd be putting good...

Gordon Highway sports bar pushes law change allowing later hours

...weren't a concern to Williams, who said "that has nothing to do with the license."He agreed with Commis sioner Marion Williams, who argued that Augusta needs to cater to what its young people want."If I had my personal way, all the clubs...

Commissioner's shot at basketball goals blocked in committee

...close, despite a recommendation against making the change from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.Commissioner Marion Williams clashed with his colleagues by demanding they discuss their decision to fire Equal Employment Op portunity Coordinator...

Mayor fails to gain approval over lunch

...Street into a canal, or like Marion Williams who wanted to build a racetrack...egg on your face THE BOOK OF MARION: Williams says he's become a celebrity...Man, you sure look like Marion Williams."I said, 'Yesssir.' He...

Drone ban in effect April 2-13

...regulating the use of drones below navigable airspace.Commissioners approved the modified drone ordinance, waiving a second reading by a 7-0 vote, with commissioners Mary Davis, Marion Williams and Grady Smith out when the vote was taken.

Rants & Raves

...crumbling around us. You were given the richest country in the world and you have destroyed it. IF COMMISSIONER Marion Williams is the best we have, we have some problems. He says the reason he can travel is because the money is available...

Closed-door personnel matters dominate commission meeting

...attorneys Kenneth Bray, Jody Smither man and Kayla Cooper were sent out from a closed-door session.Commissioner Marion Williams, who has questioned MacKenzie's performance and salary disparities among law office staff, said before the session...

Spending in Hyde Park relocation project not adding up

...Augusta Chronicle.The newspaper requested individual invoices after the Augusta Commission rejected Commissioner Marion Williams' call to audit the project in December. The invoices for moving expenses and "payment to others" ? two categories...