Rants & Raves

...insanity and ignorance. Just give away everything and be done with it. That will solve everything, right. RICHMOND COUNTY government has tried its best to sell the citizens a SPLOST package. Yes, they had meet-and-greets with the citizens...

Lee Beard legacy lives on at dedication of new Augusta Commission chamber

...represented District 1, the old city on the county commission ? to be elected as commissioners of the Augusta-Richmond County government." 'Uh oh,' said the new commission, 'now we've got two boys from the old city,' " Mays said...

Event honoring Georgia's signers of Declaration of Independence set for Saturday

...place Saturday in downtown Au gusta.The fifth annual Independence Day celebration in front of the Augusta-Richmond County Government Center on Greene Street is open to the public. It begins at 9 a.m. and will last about an hour."It's...

City Ink: Current, former Augusta mayors sound off on consolidation results

The 20th anniversary of the vote to consolidate Augusta and Richmond County governments passed quietly last week. It was the china anniversary. Augusta Com mis sion members didn't meet, so they didn't get a chance...

Vote to consolidate Augusta-Richmond County governments marks its 20th anniversary

This week marked 20 years since Richmond County voters approved the consolidation of Augusta-Richmond County, setting in motion the current form of city government.

Whitfield prepares to step back in to the ring

...jeopardy.In early 2011, it fell victim to cuts that were part of a massive restructuring of the Augusta-Richmond County government. Longtime club director Tom Moraetes saw his job eliminated, and the original plan was to move the club from...

Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson discusses first months on job

...change the way we address stormwater needs. It was that people have a fundamental lack of trust in Augusta-Richmond County government. That's the biggest thing that we have to change.Q: How do you fix the trust issue?A: Communication...

Walker sheds light on city government

Former state Senate Major­ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was.

Davis seeks veto, hiring and firing, budgeting and other functions added to mayoral powers

...lacking in the consolidated government.Amending the 1995 bill that established the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government would require an act of the state legislature or eight commission votes."In a true democracy, checks and...

As approval nears, residents left in dark on rain tax

...commissioners would have fired him then instead of waiting two years.Maybe they ought to fire themselves. WHO IN RICHMOND COUNTY GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING OUT FOR THE TAXPAYER? Please name one, and poll results will be in next week's City Ink.Jackson...