Richmond County Sample Ballots for Nov. 3, 2015

...special district pursuant to intergovernmental contracts with Augusta (the "Augusta Projects"): (1) Road, Street, Bridge, and Drainage Improvements, (2) Acquisition, Improvement, and Renovation ofAdministrative Facilities, (3...

Stadium to hurt habitat

...golden retriever for a walk on the Greeneway in North Augusta recently. I parked on the gravel lot between the 13th Street Bridge and one of the water lily-filled Brick Ponds. As soon as I got out of the car, a large blue heron rose up out of...

Pardon Our Mess: Abandoned bridge in North Augusta

WHERE: Abandoned bridge near U.S. Highway 1 and the Fifth Street bridge.WHAT: A large section of the abandoned bridge remains blocked to vehicle traffic with metal barricades. Some parts of the bridge...

'Hands Across the Border' campaign starts in Augusta area

Patrolling both sides of the 13th Street Bridge, the annual "Hands Across the Border" campaign kicked off Thursday night.Richmond County deputies had a DUI checkpoint on...

Road closings for Ironman 70.3 Augusta

...Gordon Highway ramps will be closed at Broad Street and Bay Street from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.The Fifth Street bridge will be closed from 6 to 10 a.m. Sunday.No-parking areas: The following areas will be designated no-parking...

Archibald W. Butt Memorial Bridge bid scrapped to redesign project

...construction work.City records show that six contractors attended a pre-bid conference April 28 to give the 15th Street bridge a much-needed makeover, but that only JHC made an offer.According to online documents, five vendors, including...

Go Dogs! Go Gamecocks! Go to the 22nd annual Border Bash!

...also going on downtown Friday with portions of Reynolds Street closed to traffic, so avoid coming in from the Fifth Street Bridge side.)? Limited parking will be available on site for a fee.TICKETS? Get $10 tickets in advance in person...

$1.5 million restoration for downtown Au­gusta's Archibald W. Butt Me­morial Bridge six months behind schedule

...the process of selection."Originally designed for horse-drawn wagons and autos such as Model T Fords, the 15th Street bridge was supposed to start receiving an expansive face-lift in January, nine months after historic preservationists and...

'Progress' destructive

...going the other way, will make it worse. What do we think adding even more traffic will do on the bridge? I hope your loved ones don't die in an ambulance trying to get across the 13th Street Bridge.Cherry YoungNorth Augusta, S.C.

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

...drafted pre-filed bills that will be introduced as early as January to remove Confederate names and symbols from streets, bridges and monuments, most notably the carvings of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis from Stone...