Commission ends gridlock, moves forward on bonds without IFS securities

...fiery exchange between IFS officials and McNabb Aug. 19, commissioners voted 9-1 to approve it. Only Commissioner Marion Williams was in opposition Monday.Commissioner Bill Lockett questioned IFS' late arrival at the table and its use of racially-charged...

Augusta commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

...commission chambers, a motion to pass the ordinance failed. Commissioners Bill Fennoy, Corey Johnson, Bill Lockett and Marion Williams voted in favor of the increase.Commissioners were left with two options, according to city Fi nance Director Donna...

Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

...mayor vote yes for this, and he's not going to be re-elected again?"Hasan joined commissioners Bill Lock ett, Marion Williams, Bill Fennoy and Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson in support of the increase. With five commissioners against ? Donnie...

Augusta residents, officials see progress in goat project

...at a meeting of the Richmond County Board of Health to reduce mosquito breeding grounds.Augusta Commission member Marion Williams, who serves on the health board, took the idea in May to the commission, which authorized the purchase of a few...

Joe Jackson escapes rocky government ship

...vice president of IFS Securities, the firm doing the hustle. "People don't want to do what (Commis sioner) Marion Williams wants to do ? take from our enterprise fund and spend it somewhere else. This county is almost bankrupt."Jackson...

Commission votes no on property tax increase

...motion to pass the ordinance on third reading failed. Commissioners Bill Fennoy, Corey Johnson, Bill Lockett and Marion Williams voted in favor of the ordinance.The commission still will hold a called meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday to adopt...

Army official addresses leaders at private meeting

...that those cuts represent the most extreme circumstances.Augusta Commission members Bill Lockett, Alvin Mason, Marion Williams and Grady Smith said they did not attend the meeting.

Tax protests, goats making news this week

...helping the driver and saving Au gusta ? one bad driver at the time. DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT ... Commissioner Marion Williams has placed an item on Tuesday's meeting agenda to discuss department heads' decorum. Would you say this is another...

Downtown Development Authority approves transforming traffic boxes into art

...transform seven traffic signal boxes at Broad Street intersections into working pieces of art.Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams suggested that some of the artwork depict James Brown, possibly at the James Brown Boulevard and Broad Street intersection...

County residents decry new tax increase at public hearings

...state's lowest, although school taxes more than make up the difference in most Georgia counties.Commissioner Marion Williams said "you can never please everybody, but you've got to do what is right" and said when services are cut, it...