SPLOST

The New Riverwalk?

The New Riverwalk?

Though last week’s meeting between the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and stakeholders in Riverwalk Augusta, downtown’s signature riverfront amenity, might have resulted in the appearance of a unified front, it’s clear that there are different agendas regarding the $1 million in SPLOST funds the DDA plans to spend on the project. The money, part of […]

Columbia County SPLOST List Answers Questions, Raises Others

Columbia County SPLOST List Answers Questions, Raises Others

In the wake of Richmond County’s failure to renew its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), Columbia County is presenting its 2017-2022 SPLOST project list to the public in a series of public meetings scheduled for July. The list, representing $144 million worth of projects, features $30 million earmarked for the well-publicized hospital project, […]

Heery Walking a High Wire

Heery Walking a High Wire

As faces grow redder over the bungling of the $40 million Municipal Center renovations, a lot of attention is being paid to Heery International, the company paid by the city to oversee the Municipal Building renovations as well as all the big-ticket SPLOST projects. It’s not the kind of attention any company likes to receive. […]