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Good intention, poor execution

It's 2015 - isn't it time this city started trusting somebody?
Benefits of Ga. factory jobs touted

ATHENS, Ga. -- The manager of one of Georgia's newest, large manufacturers told state lawmakers there is a need to convince students that factory jobs are attractive.
Excise city government first

Manufacturers are an increasingly rare commodity in American business, and they should be celebrated, not taxed into oblivion.
Library, election chiefs make budget requests

City department heads and elected officials continued their pleas for more money from Augusta Commission members at a fourth budget workshop Thursday.
Planning and Development Director Melanie Wilson proposes sweeping changes to department

Backed by a consultant's analysis set in motion before she was hired, Melanie Wilson proposed to Augusta commissioners a sweeping reorganization of the department's planning side.
Dorothy Paul

ATHENS, Ga. - Dorothy Ruth Hefling Paul, 82, died peacefully November 21, 2013. Dorothy was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur William Hefling and Dorothy Pennock Hefling and a sister, Barbara Jean Hefling
Lawmakers at work on tax riddle

Members of the state's tax reform council are trying not to think about that as they develop their recommendations, leaving the political tactics to the politicians.
Government | Metro
Augusta commissioner Lockett completes advanced training

Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett was recognized in Atlanta over the weekend with a certificate of excellence for completing advanced leadership training sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association.
Sunday alcohol license granted

The Augusta Commission again showed leniency in its enforcement of a blue law Tuesday, granting The Original Tavern a probationary Sunday alcohol sales license despite food sales being below the state minimum.
Metro | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Lawmakers vow to cut back, too

ATLANTA --- As state lawmakers prepare for a session that could include cuts to the spending of every agency, those wielding the budget ax say they're doing their part to spread the pain around.