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Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

In a day that began with the announcement of another department head — Gary LeTellier, executive director of Augusta Regional Airport — had resigned from his position effective Feb. 1, it appeared that it would be a difficult final meeting for Mayor Deke Copenhaver and the two lame duck commissioners. But as soon as the […]

Commissioners support new administrator’s 2015 budget

Commissioners support new administrator’s 2015 budget

The vote for the proposed 2015 budget wasn’t unanimous, but Augusta’s new city administrator, Janice Allen Jackson, accomplished a great deal by getting her proposed $786 million budget passed before heading into the Christmas holidays. Even better was the fact that there was no real fuss or arguing over the budget as in previous years. […]

Now What?

Now What?

Now that the Department of Community Health (DCH) has awarded the all important certificate of need to Georgia Regents Medical Center for the much anticipated Columbia County hospital, there’s still a lot to be decided and even more that remains unclear. First, there’s the chance of an appeal by University Hospital and/or Doctor’s Hospital. Both […]