Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

As he leaves office after nine years, Mayor Deke Copenhaver said his ability to stay out of controversy was an asset to Augusta, while critics called it his biggest weakness.

Housing, community development director Chester Wheeler resigns

Chester Wheeler, who oversaw pricey consulting contracts for the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem redevelopment effort and relocation of Hyde Park residents, has resigned.

Time for some housekeeping

If dollars are flowing, taxpayers need to know where those dollars are going.

Augusta housing department seeks public input via online survey

Augusta residents have a chance to tell city leaders how they think federal housing funds should be used to improve the community.

15th Street mural unveiled

The city and The Greater Augusta Arts Council unveiled the public art mural on Rosa T. Beard Memorial Bridge at the 15th Street Overpass at Wrighstboro Road on Friday.

Notable people with ties to the Augusta area died in 2013

A number of notable people with ties to the Augusta area died in 2013.

Gun buyback organizers want proceeds from auction to fund education

Anthony King, a community activist who mentors about 25 teens, doesn't want Sheriff Richard Roundtree to halt a firearms auction. But he'd like the proceeds to benefit educational programs on proper gun use, gun dangers and the lasting effects of gun deaths.

Clarified water: Unlikely allies collaborate to make law clearer

If two of the most hated agencies in the federal system are able to articulate a regulatory policy that protects the environment and does not damage our fragile economy, they will indeed be charting new waters.

Critics calmed, mural back on track

The 15th Street community has calmed the critics of the mural it designed for the Rosa T. Beard Memorial Bridge and starting in the next two weeks, artists should begin "putting brush to wall," officials said Monday.

Longtime housing director J. Madden Reid dies at 85

J. Madden Reid, a longtime executive director of the Augusta Hou­sing Authority, died Saturday. He was 85.