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Columbia County Commissioners Shoot Down Townhome Rezoning Request

Earlier this month, the Columbia County Planning Commission had a split vote 2-2 to approve a request to rezone land at 4459 Wrightsboro...

Costs Spiraling for New North Augusta Public Safety Headquarters

Members of North Augusta City Council were updated during Monday night’s study session on the rising costs to build a new headquarters for the...

Mayor Preemptively Calls For Audit

In a late night news release, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis yesterday called for the city to conduct an audit on city credit card usage....

Other Georgia Cities Regulate Credit Card Spending

While Augusta does not have a credit card policy, it does have a policy for P-Cards, or procurement cards that are a type of...

Georgia Lawmakers Taking on Crime Wave

The double-barreled ugliness that was 2020 in America is reverberating in 2021 in a crime wave that has hit cities across the country, including Atlanta.

Augusta Commission Approves Records Restriction Summit

An Augusta Commission committee voted to pay up to $10,000 for a virtual state court records restriction summit that will allow Richmond County court...

Initial Unemployment Claims Drop Sharply in Georgia

First-time unemployment claims in Georgia dropped significantly last week, echoing a national trend that has held for six weeks running.

Columbia County Vision 2035 Plan Modified

Columbia County commissioners will be voting on some revisions to the county’s roadmap for the future. Director Scott Sterling of the Columbia County Planning Division...

Colonial Pipeline CEO: Paying $4.4M Ransom ‘One of Toughest Decisions’

The CEO of Colonial Pipeline, which underwent a ransomware attack in early May that led to massive shutdowns of gas stations across the Southeast, said during a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday that it was his decision to pay a ransom to restore the company’s operations.

Port of Savannah Weathered Pandemic Better Than Expected

The Port of Savannah is experiencing strong year-over-year growth despite the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Housing Authority Director Concerned about Possible Post-COVID Evictions

An Augusta Housing Authority official told an Augusta Commission committee Tuesday the authority is taking steps to avoid mass evictions in July and August...

Augusta Commission Makes First Step in Reining in Mayor’s Credit Card

The Administrative Services Committee voted Tuesday to task City Administrator Odie Donald with devising a policy that covers the use of city-provided credit cards...
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