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Commission delays action on demolition of historic buildings as Urban Redevelopment Agency joins fight

Two historic buildings on the city government campus were again spared...consider a code amendment allowing the city to bypass the historic preservation...government complex near completion, the city wants to tear them down for additional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-05/commission-delays-action
Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging fraud by employees

LOS ANGELES - The city of Los Angeles is suing Wells Fargo Bank...Francisco-based bank said in a statement.But the city's investigation found only token efforts...seeks a court order ending the practices the city alleges, along with penalties of up to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-05/los-angeles-sues-wells-far
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:RANT TO THE CITY of North Augusta about the proposed baseball stadium. We will have to deal with beer-soaked fans when they leave the game and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-05/rants-raves
Ga. hijackers shoot trucker, steal cargo

...Authorities say the trucker was hijacked early this morning on the city's northwest side. Investigators say the truck driver...found the cab of the J.B. Hunt Transport truck east of the city in DeKalb County, but were still searching for the trailer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/ga-hijackers-shoot-trucker-s
Hijackers shoot Atlanta trucker, steal cargo

...Authorities say the trucker was hijacked early this morning on the city's northwest side.Investigators say the truck driver...found the cab of the J.B. Hunt Transport truck east of the city in DeKalb County, but were still searching for the trailer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/hijackers-shoot-atlanta-truc
Pop Rocks: Promoter has found glue that holds events together

...venue, it doesn't really make a sound.That, by the way, is why she has become one of the more successful bookers in the city and why I, to the very great fortune of my family, steer very clear of the world or riders and contracts.A sample...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-05-06/pop-rocks-promoter-ha
Augusta Commission OKs restaurant hours change

...It's going to increase the resources needed by the sheriff's office," Frantom said.Since a 2014 revision to the city code, restaurants serving alcohol had been required to shut down at the time bars close.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-05/augusta-commission-oks-r
S.C. Supreme Court questions public meeting laws during Project Jackson hearing

...Court justices on Tuesday questioned the city of North Augusta's use of public...Donohue, asked the court to throw out the city's ordinance to amend a Tax Increment Financing district because he claimed the city violated public meeting laws when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/sc-supreme-court-questions-p
Wine Time: Chateau Donissan Cru Bourgeois 2010, Bordeaux

...chateaux and accounting for about one-third of all quality French wine.The region spreads for about 60 miles around the city along three rivers, the Girdone, Garonne and Dordogne. Besides producing great wine, it is a popular tourist area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-05-05/wine-time-chateau-don
Rain tax questionable

...for example, is the question of how the money will be used for the savings from the employees' salaries already in the city budget when it was reported that these employees would be paid from the rain tax money.I am sure others have many other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-05/rain-tax-questionable