Augusta officials are confident in Mayor Hardie Davis’ mask order, even after Gov. Brian Kemp stated it is unenforceable.
With a growing number of Georgia and South Carolina cities requiring face covering in public places, a handful of Augusta commissioners support a mask mandate.
As COVID-19 cases skyrocket, Augusta leaders remain unwilling to mandate wearing face coverings, while candidates for local office are speaking out in favor.
One by one, military vehicles from different wars made their way through Augusta’s medical district Monday to show appreciation to health care workers as they continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, whether to mandate masks has become a hot topic.
The City of Augusta will hold a Virtual Day Celebration for Richmond County’s graduating senior class of 2020.
The National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame said Friday that it has chosen Augusta as its permanent home and will bring an induction ceremony to the city next year, but Mayor Hardie Davis cautioned that the city has not approved either the building or the event.
As protests sprung up across the country after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks, the call to defund police began getting louder.
The Augusta Commission voted 6-3 Wednesday to keep the name of a downtown city park rather than rename it for Black victims of police and vigilante violence.
At a downtown Juneteenth event, Mayor Hardie Davis said he is creating a task force to examine city monuments and road names, many of which have ties to the Confederacy.