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Editorial: Timing Of New Arena All Wrong



On Tuesday Nov. 2, residents of Richmond County will make the final decision on whether to move forward with building a new $228 million to $240 million dollar James Brown Arena. We urge the citizenry to vote no...for now.

In our view, the biggest problem is how the city is attempting to pay for...

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  1. COURAGEOUS editorial …. a new multi mil $ arena is a BIG MISTAKE. Simply look at another article in this Press issue “Lake Olmstead Stadium Has New Life Ahead” to see what really makes sense for Augusta. We are a medium size wonderful city except for our leadership cannot grasp how to control spending and direct tax dollars to Augusta’s needed items (clean it up and keep it clean) etc etc. Thanks for your position.

  2. It is very refreshing to read an EDITORIAL concerning governmental fiscal responsibility. Common sense should always prevail, but this is rarely the case with our local government. I will NOT support any property tax increases for A/RC. So much money is wasted, and a new JB arena should not become another burden placed on responsible landowners. VOTE NO on November 2!!!

  3. Spot on editorial but like said Bill said could happen. Early voting has been more than usual on a bond issue so that could be a sign of many voting no like we did Friday. Have to stop riding the back of taxpayers for this monstrosity.

  4. I was born and raised in Augusta. I want to be proud of our City. Plain and simple……..”get back to basics” and give it back the name of Garden City. We want good hard-working reasonable people running our City and the same living here. A new Arena is NOT the answer now. VOTE NO November 2nd!

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