Augusta

The deed is done: Fred Russell is gone

The deed is done: Fred Russell is gone

So, after more than a decade working in Augusta-Richmond County, City Administrator Fred Russell is out. And while many people are talking about what a huge surprise it was that Russell was fired, that’s not exactly true. Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams has been talking about getting rid of Russell for years and he definitely pumped […]

Augusta Commission finally approves 2014 budget, but at what cost?

Augusta Commission finally approves 2014 budget, but at what cost?

After months of debating over the 2014 proposed budget and its $8.5 million shortfall, the Augusta Commission has finally adopted a balanced budget. Two commissioners, Alvin Mason and Bill Lockett, forced the board to make a decision on Tuesday instead of waiting another two weeks to take a vote. Many observers couldn’t decide whether Mason […]

Better access to the Augusta Canal coming soon

Better access to the Augusta Canal coming soon

For years, many local residents would automatically head to the Savannah Rapids Park near the Columbia County border in order to access the Augusta Canal’s towpath. One of the main reasons is because of all the convenient parking surrounding the headgates. But the Augusta Canal Authority is planning on making parking near the upper end […]