downtown Augusta

Bonnie Ruben buried herself

Bonnie Ruben buried herself

With the very real possibility of facing a major legal battle with the city of Augusta over the conditions of the former J.C. Penney building and the former Bayou restaurant, you would think that downtown property owner Bonnie Ruben would try to keep a low profile. Think again. Last month, Ruben apparently decided it was […]

Sunday Insider: Downtown Augusta deserves better

Sunday Insider: Downtown Augusta deserves better

Augusta commissioners are faced with a big dilemma. The city’s Urban Redevelopment Agency, which is the body established to issue a $28.5 million revenue bond to finance the Municipal Building’s ongoing renovations, has three members that must be replaced because they already serve on other city boards or authorities. URA Chairman Henry Ingram, Augusta Technical […]

Insider: The never-ending downtown parking debate

Insider: The never-ending downtown parking debate

Here we go again, Augusta. Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Margaret Woodard announced this week that she will bring a proposal for parking meters in the downtown area back before the Augusta Commission this summer. Talk about beating a dead horse. It seems like every other year this topic is brought up, tossed about and […]

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