Richmond County

Richmond County Tax Increase Just Passed

Richmond County Tax Increase Just Passed

The Augusta Richmond County Commission just voted 5-5 for the 1.75 millage increase. Mayor Copenhaver had to break the tie. He voted for the millage increase. Newly appointed commissioner Ben Hasan ( at 11:30 this morning) and Mayor Deke are not too popular right now. Story developing…

Should Hasan still play a role in Urban Pro Weekly?

Should Hasan still play a role in Urban Pro Weekly?

Much of Augusta was surprised and saddened to hear of Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson’s resignation this past week. But considering the devastating loss of his wife to cancer earlier this year, it is completely understandable why Jackson may need to concentrate more time at home with his daughter and two sons. On Monday, Augusta commissioners […]

Augusta Commission dodges tax increase, but faces new expenses

Augusta Commission dodges tax increase, but faces new expenses

In front of a packed chamber of frustrated Richmond County citizens, the Augusta Commission buckled and backed down from approving the proposed 1.75-mill property tax increase. For almost three hours, commissioners heard complaints from concerned citizens and debated the fallout of approving the first property tax increase in seven years. Even though Augusta’s Finance Director […]