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...

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...

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...

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...

Upcoming Calendar

...Sheriff Richard Roundtree, Fire Chief Chris James, Richmond County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Pringle, new city administrator Janice Jackson and Solicitor General Kelly McIntyre; freeDOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB MEETING: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday...

Broader audit, more terminations sought as administration changes

...after three years."They were supposed to leverage a lot of that money, but they didn't do that," Johnson said.New city administrator Janice Allen Jackson said her first 13 days felt more like three to four months, but wasn't surprised...

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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Residents dedicate City Hall

...have asked for a bigger council chamber when building the new City Hall. The new chamber was crammed during Sunday's dedication of the new City Hall building on Old Wrightsboro Road. "Let's put it...