Augusta Commission

Augusta Commission dodges tax increase, but faces new expenses

Augusta Commission dodges tax increase, but faces new expenses

In front of a packed chamber of frustrated Richmond County citizens, the Augusta Commission buckled and backed down from approving the proposed 1.75-mill property tax increase. For almost three hours, commissioners heard complaints from concerned citizens and debated the fallout of approving the first property tax increase in seven years. Even though Augusta’s Finance Director […]

Donnie Smith Cries A River

Donnie Smith Cries A River

For the past few months, Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith seems to be having a hard time keeping it together. Almost every other meeting Smith has been getting teary-eyed over issues coming before the commission. It appeared to have all started in early June, when commissioners began discussing the extremely high kill rate at Augusta Animal […]

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

People say there are six major elements needed to transform a play into great theatre: a good plot, strong characters, a constant theme, vivid language, rhythm and spectacle. This past week, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams was Shakespeare. The curtain lifts on Act I and the play opens with a scene just one day before the […]