Excise tax would be severe step backward for Augusta manufacturers

...affected by a decline in demand in the United States for newsprint, the paper produced at the mill and sold to newspaper publishers across the Southeast. This has led us to export significant tonnage to customers in Central and South America...

Business news

...the best showing since a similar rise in April.DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA, the nation's second biggest U.S. newspaper publisher by circulation, said Friday that it is exploring strategic options that could include a sale of the company or...

Joe Jackson resigns from Augusta Commission

...which in Jackson's case, ends in January.In a heated July runoff to represent District 6 on the commission, newspaper publisher Ben Hasan was elected to replace the term-limited Jackson with 52 percent of the 2,371 votes cast.Lockett...

Author to release mystery novellas

...Murder at the Masquerade, Victoria must save her wrongfully accused friend while uncovering the real killer of newspaper publisher Dan Kennedy. While the crimes in the two novellas seem to be unrelated at first, the heroine discovers there's...

Hasan tops Finnegan in District 6 commission race

In a heated runoff to represent District 6 on the Augusta Commission, newspaper publisher Ben Hasan was victorious Tuesday, pulling in 1,243 votes, or 52.43 percent, to Fort Gordon retiree Bob Finnegan's 1...

Contributions pour in for Ben Hasan and Bob Finnegan prior to District 6 runoff

Newspaper publisher Ben Hasan led the May 20 election and out-raised second-place finisher Bob Finnegan in the latest campaign financial reports...

District 6 election features variety of candidates

...district that could shift the balance of power on the Augusta Commission, the District 6 commission race includes a newspaper publisher, a former Republican Party official, a pastor and radio personality, a former city employee and a past commission...

Newspaper publisher criticizes local coverage of black community

The publisher of the The Metro Courier newspaper has grown tired of what she says is unfair coverage of Au­gusta's black community, and on Sun­­day, she and others spoke out.

Early voting in July 22 runoff starts Monday in Augusta

...Commission District 6, which includes parts of Hephzibah and south Augusta, will choose between runoff candidates of newspaper publisher Ben Hasan and federal government retiree Bob Finnegan.None of the local commission or state Senate candidates have...

Early voting in local, statewide runoffs starts June 30

...the five-way District 6 commission election had no candidate win more than 50 percent of the vote, sending newspaper publisher Ben Hasan and retired Army and Fort Gordon staffer Bob Finnegan into the July 22 runoff.Any voter residing in...