Augusta Commission

Tensions rise over Augusta’s disparity study

Tensions rise over Augusta’s disparity study

Here we go again. For more than five years, the Augusta Commission has debated the results of a $580,000 study of race and gender disparities that was released back in 2009. This disparity study discovered that, while 35 percent of the Augusta market was made up of women- and minority-owned businesses, these businesses received less than […]

Carbon Paper Government In A Digital World

Carbon Paper Government In A Digital World

Most people have seen the 1999 comedy, “Office Space,” written and directed by Mike Judge. In the film, the character Peter Gibbons is an employee that spends the majority of his days staring at his desk and hating his job. One of his biggest gripes is his mindless boss, Bill Lumbergh, and the senseless paperwork […]

Augusta’s unlucky District 7

Augusta’s unlucky District 7

Augusta commissioners are in a no-win situation come Monday. They are scheduled to appoint an interim commissioner to fill the District 7 seat vacated by disgraced former Commissioner Donnie Smith. A special election will be held on March 17 for those seeking the permanent position. It all sounded simple enough until politics and the public […]