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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.
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Ribbon cuttings from the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce
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...
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...
Former mayor still representing Augusta at Masters Tournament

...Augusta for many Masters patrons for nine years, was back at the tournament Thursday, after serving as a Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce ambassador for the annual Red Carpet Tour."It's nice not to have all the official duties," Copenhaver...
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.