Amid dysfunctional consolidated government, can mayor rise to lead?

...demonstrated by Mayor Davis. The political missteps he has made are not indicative of a well-educated and seasoned state legislator and pastor. From plagiarism issues to excessive staff salaries to the request for a new sport utility vehicle for...

Humane society finds health issues among puppies sold at Augusta flea markets

...markets for resale.No legal action has been taken against any of the sellers. The humane society is calling upon state legislators to ban sells of puppies at flea markets and are asking consumers to avoid flea market puppy purchases.

Georgia state flag's Confederate 'Stars and Bars' design avoids controversy

...touch the flag. They are very frightened by it. They don't want to give any grist to the mill."Some local state legislators said they have no plans to bring up the issue."I think Georgia has more important matters to focus on, such...

Driver charged in Joey Brush death surrenders

Family and friends will bid farewell to former state legislator Ben Joseph "Joey" Brush Jr. on Monday.Brush, 59, was killed Thursday in a wreck while riding his motorcycle.The funeral...

State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won't happen this year, with...

Ga. hospital partnerships, purchases rise

...burden, which has jumped from $39.5 million in fiscal 2010 to $64.4 million in fiscal 2014.Brown, the former state legislator, said that beyond his concerns about the deal making process, he believes the LaGrange community will still have...

319th Transportation Company to be honored for Vietnam service

Two state legislators from Augusta will recognize veterans and surviving family members of the Army Reserve's 319th Transportation Company this weekend...

Fix not fight: National Strategic Agenda hinges on bipartisanship

...BUDDY Carter, the freshman U.S. representative from Savannah, is one of the co-sponsors. His service as a state legislator has taught him that he must work across the aisle to properly serve his constituents.More Georgia congressmen should...

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

...we've had the inflation of local government workers that other places have had."Problems inherent in the merger were largely due to the lack of input from local officials in the Consolidation Act drafted by state legislators, he said.

Pastor killed in Charleston church shooting also a veteran state legislator, lauded for gentleness, leadership

On Thursday, legislators replayed a video of that speech at a Statehouse tribute to Pinckney, 41, who was killed with eight others by a gunman inside the historic black Charleston church he led as pastor.