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Sales tax Q&A: Who is funding the campaign for the sales tax?

With the government barred from spending public funds to promote passage of the referendum, a campaign to promote it has raised nearly $14,000.
A wonderful life

Indeed, Ed Skinner's is an all-American life story.
Ed Skinner, longtime Augusta newspaper executive, dies at 86

Edward B. "Ed" Skinner Jr., one of the most successful managers in the history of Augusta newspapers, died Monday. He was 86.
Edward Skinner

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The man who helped lead Augusta's newspapers and the newspaper industry through the innovation of offset printing and into the computerized world has died at the age of 86, Edward B. Skinner Jr., 719 Chipandie Drive, Augusta,
Augusta Commissioners divided as stormwater fee returns for another vote

...numbers are as good as they can get them at this point," she said.The base rate came under fire by the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce, which argued it was among the highest in the state of Georgia, trailing only Hinesville and Decatur...
Former chamber building reopens in new role as downtown incubator

...Regional Collaboration Project Executive Director Matt Kwatinetz, to reopen the I.M. Pei-designed former Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce as a low-cost incubation space has garnered the support of Mayor Hardie Davis, who cut the chamber's...
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.
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.
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.
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.