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Moving forward with Bell Auditorium renovations

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A construction manager is being hired and the plan to renovate the Bell Auditorium independently from the overall new James Brown Arena complex is a go.

Members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority voted July 26 to hire McKnight Construction, in partnership with J and B Construction...

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  1. Recently (very recently) the voters / taxpayers of Richmond County rejected the three (3) mill property tax increase required to fund tearing down a functional Civic Center and constructing a Two Hundred Fifty Million ($250,000,000.00) Dollar NEW building for the purpose of adding 3500 seats. That is a Three (3) mill property tax increase that can not be paid off during the lifetime of most (possibly all) of the taxpayers / voters alive today . That is a tax burden to be passed on to our children and grandchildren .
    By most accounts the United States will be in a recession in 2023 . Richmond County’s roads are so rough that we think that we’re riding over a wooden roller coaster . But , the Commissioners don’t discuss cutting wasteful spending. NO. The Commissioners discuss salary increases and building a Two Hundred Fifty MILLION ($250,000,000.00) Dollar Civic Center .
    Do any of these elected officials (they do not deserve to be called “leaders”) remember the lesson of Emperor Nero “fiddling while Rome burned” ?

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