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Mayor joins in opening of ARC Project's "600 Broad"

Mayor Hardie Davis will cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Friday on 600 Broad, the remodeled former Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building, now "an incubator for individuals, organizations and groups."600 Broad, a partnership between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-31/mayor-joins-opening-arc-
Rain fee needs more public input: commissioners

While it remains on Tuesday's meeting agenda, Augusta commissioners say they plan to delay implementation of a new stormwater fee.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-16/rain-fee-needs-more-publ
Commission to review stormwater utility fee in Wednesday work session

Augusta commissioners and the public have a chance to learn more about proposed implementation of a stormwater utility fee at a Wednesday work session.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-10/council-review-stormwate
Commissioner: Discuss giving administrator authority to hire and fire

Augusta Commissioner Mary Davis said she'll raise the issue of amending the city's consolidation act to give the city administrator authority to hire and fire department heads at a Thursday meeting with Augusta-area legislators.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/commissioner-discuss-giv
Former chamber building downtown to reopen with First Friday art exhibit

After months of delays, the former Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building in the median of 600 Broad Street will open its doors to the general public with an art exhibition for First Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-04/former-chamber-building-
Deke Copenhaver says goodbye to mayor's job

Deke Copenhaver said he's not expecting a state-level appointment, and has no plans to seek another elected office, but he hasn't ruled it out.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-30/deke-copenhaver-says-goo
Augusta manufacturers likely to avoid paying energy tax

Augusta manufacturers appear headed for a victory over plans to tax them for the energy, as support has waned among commissioners scheduled to vote on the tax.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-06/augusta-manufacturers-li
Manufacturers worry about proposed excise tax implications

A proposed energy excise tax on Augusta manufacturers has executives at two local plants worried the tarrif could hinder each site from landing major projects.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-04/manufacture
Commissioners debating pros, cons of excise tax as vote nears

...creating the excise tax goes for final approval by the commission, at a meeting headlined by speakers from the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce and a newsprint manufacturer, which are both opposed to the tax.About 52 Georgia counties had decided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-04/commissioners-debating-p
Unanimous commission vote defeats excise tax proposal

Augusta commissioners nixed plans to impose an energy excise tax, vowing to find an alternative source for $1.2 million to increase deputy pay.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-07/excise-tax-defeated