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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.
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.
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.
Convicted killer gets support from Vatican

ATLANTA - The state clemency board reviewing Troy Anthony Davis' death sentence is continuing to receive an unprecedented amount of letters about the case, ranging from Savannah neighbors to international religious leaders.
Commission considers image

Augusta commissioners agreed Thursday to make some major changes in the way they behave and do business at a retreat at the Old Government House.
Metro | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
New lawmakers get crash course

ATHENS, Ga. - Dozens of first-time legislators got a crash course Sunday in navigating politics, budgeting and ethics laws.