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News Analysis: Do Panhandling Ordinances Work?



The Augusta Commission recently voted to extend the ordinance against aggressive panhandling to cover all of Augusta-Richmond County rather than select portions of downtown, but few actually believe an expanded ordinance will solve the problem.

“How are we going to enforce this county-wide when ...

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