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Discussion on city finances must move to the next level

What certainly can detract from a positive trajectory is the uncertainty of the financial condition of Augusta-Richmond County.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-08-17/discussion-city-
Group opens office to address growing needs of female veterans

After five years of meeting in members' homes, the Women's Veterans Club of the CSRA cut the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday to its first permanent office location - Suite J at 3062 Damascus Road.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-14/group-opens-office-address-g
Starbucks workers help renovate Broad Street building

...city-owned I.M. Pei building on the 600 block, which was built in the early 1970s and vacated by the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce in 2009.The group painted walls, prepped floors, stained base boards on the bottom floor and upstairs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-05-08/starbucks-w
Chamber Corner

Ribbon-cutting from the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2014-03-24/chamber-corn
Forums planned for five seeking Augusta mayor's post

Augusta voters have several more opportunities to get to know the five candidates seeking the mayor's seat May 20.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-03-17/forums-planned
Battle expected over proposed excise tax

...Bill 386 to help local governments make up for the lost revenue.But last year and again this year, the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Development Authority of Richmond County and area industries have lobbied vigorously against the city charging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-07/battle-expected-over-pro
Commission balances budget with no tax hikes, $4.5 million from savings

Despite a projected shortfall of $7.9 million, Augusta commissioners declined to raise property taxes, or tax manufacturers for the energy they purchase.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-03/commission-balances-budg
Industries oppose new tax; employees want better wages

Augusta commissioners got an earful from area industries and city employees at a first public hearing Tuesday on the proposed 2014 budget.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-05/industries-oppose-new-ta
Augusta Commission approves new designation to avoid 'slum' and target city-owned properties

Augusta commissioners voted 8-0 Tuesday to revamp a proposed designation of nearly 600 acres in the Central Business District as a "slum" in favor of a more limited project with more public input.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-05/augusta-commission-appro
Former chamber building gets landscape work

City Engineering Department workers removed dead wood and shaped the crowns of several nearby oaks at the former Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building Thursday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-09-27/former-chamber-building-