Charles Walker

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and, let’s just say, it’s been a bumpy ride. Over the years, a lot of attention has been given to the turbulent relationship among members of the Augusta Commission. But, with 10 commissioners representing completely different regions of Richmond County and […]

Davis’ request renews the charter debate

Davis’ request renews the charter debate

When Mayor-elect Hardie Davis went before the Augusta Commission this week requesting to more than double next year’s budget for the mayor’s office, he immediately began taking some heat. Increasing the mayor’s proposed 2015 budget from $305,700 to more than $600,000 raised several eyebrows on the commission, especially considering the city is facing a major […]