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Preserving the character of the Bell Auditorium



Adding modern touches but keeping the 1940s Art Deco look is the goal for the interior of the Bell Auditorium.

Representatives from Perkins+Will, the design and architectural firm assisting with plans to build a new James Brown Arena, brought designs and materials to the Coliseum Authority’s Sep...

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  1. The Property Owners in Richmond County must be ever vigilant of the efforts of the Coliseum Authority ( and the Richmond County Commission) to increase the property tax to fund unneeded projects at the expense of the property owners .
    The property owners defeated a proposed Three (3) Mill Property Tax increase to fund the demolition of the Civic Center and the construction of a Two Hundred Fifty Million ($250,000,000.00) Dollar Entertainment Complex . Construction companies , Architectural firms , etc. (principally from outside Augusta) stand to profit handsomely from this demolition and construction —- and will contribute to efforts to promote the proposed project . But, it is the already overtaxed Richmond County property owners who were targeted to pay the price .
    Did the Richmond County Commissioners learn from the public outrage expressed by the almost sixty-five percent vote against the proposed tax increase ?
    The split vote on the Commission that delayed the setting of the millage rate for a month evidences that at least half are still deaf to the anguish of Richmond County’s overtaxed property owners .

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