SPLOST

SPLOST battles can get ugly

SPLOST battles can get ugly

You’ve seen the bright red and white signs in yards all over town with the large print screaming, “VOTE NO SPLOST!” Those citizens in Richmond County who are against this year’s proposed $215 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list are a very vocal group. Several Augusta commissioners are worried. And they very well […]

Mayor warns: Don’t play games with SPLOST

Mayor warns: Don’t play games with SPLOST

Around this time last year, the Augusta Commission insisted that it had learned its lesson after voters rejected the proposed $194.3 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list. Voters last May sent commissioners a clear message: The next phase of SPLOST needs to fund the city’s infrastructure needs, not the community’s “wants.” Citizens laughed […]

What’s the future of the James Brown Arena?

What’s the future of the James Brown Arena?

Thousands upon thousands of students, parents, teachers and friends made their way to the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta this past week to celebrate a monumental occasion: Graduation. About an hour before one such ceremony, a well-dressed man could be seen outside the arena picking up handfuls of trash that had been thoughtlessly discarded […]