New city program aims to catch up on abandoned property demolition

Augusta will dip into solid waste fees to fund a new program intended to "knock down some of the backlog" in the demolition of hundreds of unsafe, abandoned properties.

Talk not looking good for stormwater fee

...everything's about to fall apart, and there's no money for repairs.3. Your largest campaign contributor needs a new city contract, and the only way to pay for it is to implement a new fee or tax.4. It's so much fun to recklessly spend...

Job announcements give hope to Millen

...never turned on a computer," Underwood said. "We had to go in and teach them how to write a resume. That was all new."City Councilman Robin Scott said the economic devastation to Mil len from the shutdowns was tremendous. People flocked out...

Test your Augusta knowledge with quiz

...calm the community after riots in 1970.A. Bob HopeB. James BrownC. Jack BennyD. Raquel Welch5. In May 1792, a new city ordinance forbade throwing what into the streets of Augusta?A. Animal carcassesB. Potato peelsC. Bath waterD. Good...

City chooses architects for new city hall

...Council has authorized architects Johnson, Laschober & Associates to advertise for bids for construction of a new city hall. The new city hall will cover approximately 8,500 square feet and will house administrative offices, planning and zoning...

Augusta Commission passes 2015 budget with stormwater fee, raises for deputies

Weighing commission support for pricey budget adds and new fees, new City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson secured seven supporting votes from Augusta Commission members Tuesday, enough to pass a 2015...

Visa wants to track smartphones to combat credit card fraud

...risk for fraud.When that person travels outside their home area, the phone will notify Visa that they've entered a new city or country, using either the phone's cellular network or a Wi-Fi network. When the Visa card is used for a transaction...

Grovetown prepares for new City Hall

...to celebrate this Christmas in the new City Hall," Mr. Trudeau said. City officials agreed to build the new City Hall in March, awarding the $864...gazebo and part of a city park. The new city hall is being paid for with special...

North Augusta names new city administrator

NORTH AUGUSTA - Todd Glover will be North Augusta's new city administrator, Mayor Lark Jones announced.Glover replaces Sam Bennett, who left in September.Glover, who served three years...

County leaders vote in favor of new city

Columbia County commissioners agreed unanimously Tuesday night that a new city comprising the Evans/Martinez area should be created, then consolidated with the county government. After hearing the pros...

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