Susan McCord

Susan McCord is a veteran journalist and writer who began her career at publications in Asheville, N.C. She spent nearly a decade at newspapers across rural southwest Georgia, then returned to her Augusta hometown for a position at the print daily. She’s a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and the University of Georgia. Susan is dedicated to transparency and ethics, both in her work and in the beats she covers. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including a Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Fellowship, first place for hard news writing from the Georgia Press Association and the Morris Communications Community Service Award.
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North Augusta offers new home for Confederate plaques

A North Augusta heritage center is willing to take the bronze plaques that are being removed from the Fifth Street bridge, but a Richmond County Commission committee de lined to discuss the matter at its Nov. 29 meeting on the advice from City Attorney Wayne Brown.

Richmond County voters set record, near-record in Senate runoff

Richmond Counter voters are turning out in record numbers for advance voting.

Lap dances in industrial zones: Augusta tweaks adult entertainment rules

It could get easier to open an adult entertainment venue in Augusta under proposed changes.

Documents show overlap in Columbia County officials’ work for other counties

Columbia County Manger Scott Johnson and his consulting company have done work for a number of other Georgia Counties.

Robinson remembered as rising political star facing intense pressure

Tyrique Robinson had a natural gift for leadership, but he was under pressure to maintain the status quo in Augusta politics.

Elections board adds Sunday voting, passes on Saturday

Richmond County voters will have an extra day of voting in the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff this Sunday, Nov. 27.

Augusta leaders OK removing Confederate name, signs from bridge

The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday Nov. 15 to change the name of a downtown bridge that honors a Confederate leader.

Mentor plans to file charges against RCBOE’s youngest member, calls for him to step down

The woman who financed the transport business and campaign of Richmond County's youngest school board trustee-elect plans to file charges against him for unauthorized use of her credit card and is also calling for him to step down from his board position.

State Rep. Barry Fleming in running to lead House of Representatives

With a party vote expected Monday, Harlem state Rep. Barry Fleming remains in the running to be the state's next House speaker.

Worker error causes delays, ballot re-scan in Columbia County

Columbia County election workers were re-scanning thousands of ballots Wednesday after a worker accidentally "zeroed out" a vote total, Elections Director Nancy Gay said.

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