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Mayor schedules 'office hours'

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 1:39am

Mayor Hardie Davis’ second “Office Hours” event outside city hall will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 pm. Thursday at Jason’s Deli, 2907 Washington Road.

Davis’ guest will be interim District 7 Commissioner Hap Harris, according to a news release.

Harris is in a heated three-way March 17 contest for the District 7 commission post with contenders Sean Frantom and Sonny Pittman.

Davis said residents can share ideas, ask questions, address concerns and meet their neighbors at the meeting.

Paine men rally at Claflin, claim share of SIAC title

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:11pm


Paine College made history Monday night.

The Lions rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit and pulled out an 86-85 overtime win at Claflin.

With the victory, the Paine men clinched at least a share of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season title – the school’s first regular-season conference championship – with two games remaining. The Lions have won three SIAC Tournament titles, their last one in 2002.

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Rain fee needs more public input: commissioners

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:07pm

While it remains on Tuesday’s meeting agenda, Augusta Commission members say they plan to delay implementation of a new stormwater fee.

Expected to generate some $10 million annually through a $6.40 monthly fee charged to most households, several commissioners said Monday more public input is needed.

“I think we’re going in the reverse, to get a little more information, a little more public input,” Commissioner Sammie Sias said, “to make sure the public understands completely and give them additional time to express themselves.”

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