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SPLOST list approved at $215 million

SPLOST list approved at $215 million

Non-governmental organizations such as the Imperial Theatre, Augusta Family Y, Paine College and the Augusta Mini Theatre will not be a part of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list scheduled to go before voters in November. But the debate among Augusta commissioners to include or exclude these non-governmental groups clearly showed the differences […]

Major loss to Aiken’s polo community

Major loss to Aiken’s polo community

Polo across the river in Aiken is much like Augusta’s love of golf. Those involved in the majestic world of polo live and breathe the sport, while deeply care for and honor the thoroughbred horses they ride. So when news broke that there had been a terrible wreck in northeast Ohio last week involving an […]

Who’s allowed in Augusta’s legal meetings?

Who’s allowed in Augusta’s legal meetings?

In a three-hour meeting where the Augusta Commission narrowly approved implementing the controversial stormwater utility fee with a tight 6-4 vote, it is not surprising that tensions were high and blood sugars were low by the end of the day. During a late afternoon discussion about which individuals are actually authorized to attend the city’s […]