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More Loan Drama

More Loan Drama

After taking a tour of the Laney-Walker/Bethlehem redevelopment area and visiting some of the individual properties, members of the commission-appointed Urban Redevelopment Agency voted on a $2.5 million bridge loan which they were told was necessary to keep the redevelopment project moving forward. That approval eventually came, but what most likely would have been a […]

Getting Their Money’s Worth

Getting Their Money’s Worth

Here’s a question: when confirmation that an organization is headed in the right direction comes from a group that organization is paying, does that mean they’re really headed in the right direction, or does it mean they’ve hired smart people who know who’s writing the checks? In the case of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), […]

So, what did Donnie Smith do?

So, what did Donnie Smith do?

Locals were stunned this week when the Georgia State Patrol revealed that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith was placed on administrative leave with pay from his position as a lieutenant with GSP due to a “policy violation.” Smith, who has worked for the GSP for more than 20 years, is now under investigation. Now, it may […]