Augusta

Russell versus Guilfoyle in the battle of the budget

Russell versus Guilfoyle in the battle of the budget

Augusta Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle had clearly had enough. Enough of a 2014 proposed budget that had been out of balance by more than $8.5 million for weeks. Enough of discussions about increasing property taxes to maintain city services. Enough of poring over the hundreds of budget pages without getting much feedback from his colleagues. During […]

Classless

Classless

I like adventure, but I’m a creature of habit. I’m willing to try new things, but only with a detailed description of said things. My friend Erin has been teaching an exercise class for two and a half years. She has asked, begged, insisted and suggested I attend from the first time she taught. Most […]

New election brings old debate over the mayor’s power

New election brings old debate over the mayor’s power

With Augustans preparing to select a new mayor next year, one debate that has already begun to rear its ugly head is the discussion over the mayor’s limited powers. Those candidates who have announced their intentions to run for the city’s top seat — including Augusta commissioners Alvin Mason and Joe Jackson, state Sen. Hardie […]