Richmond County

All Eyes on Richmond Summit

All Eyes on Richmond Summit

When Randy Furse moved into an apartment at Richmond Summit on the lower end of Broad Street more than two years ago, he embraced his new home in the heart of downtown Augusta. He was a good tenant, always paying his rent on time and rarely complaining about anything. That was until a fire broke […]

Who will be hired to takeover Fred Russell’s former gig?

Who will be hired to takeover Fred Russell’s former gig?

This week Augusta commissioners heard from three candidates seeking to become Augusta’s next city administrator: Janice Allen Jackson, the former city manager of Albany, Ga.; Stephen Layson, the chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga.; and Oscar Rodriguez, the former town manager of Taos, N.M. All three candidates seem highly qualified, intelligent people who probably […]

The Land of Studies

The Land of Studies

With so much attention recently given to the state of the downtown properties and with many questioning the effectiveness of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to expand the economic opportunities of the area, the presentation of the retail study commissioned by the DDA last week raised some interest, especially among those already skeptical about yet […]