Augusta Commission

SPLOST battles can get ugly

SPLOST battles can get ugly

You’ve seen the bright red and white signs in yards all over town with the large print screaming, “VOTE NO SPLOST!” Those citizens in Richmond County who are against this year’s proposed $215 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list are a very vocal group. Several Augusta commissioners are worried. And they very well […]

Heat returns to the Augusta Fire Department

Heat returns to the Augusta Fire Department

It’s never a good sign when federal investigators storm into a county department and begin collecting files and computers. But that’s apparently what happened earlier this week at the Augusta Fire Department. Insiders say that investigators with the FBI are searching records relating to Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard who was recently placed on paid […]

Does South Augusta really suck?

Does South Augusta really suck?

With all of this talk about what to do with the former Regency Mall site and how development of the property could transform south Augusta, it reminded us of a feature story that ran in the summer of 2000. This story, which was entitled, “Does South Augusta really suck?” asked many of the same questions […]