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Augusta Considers $10 Million Radio Upgrade

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It is time Augusta upgrades its radio system.

The Motorola company is making a pitch for the city to go to a digital radio system, that would include wiring in 26 surveillance cameras in the Broad Street area.

However, modernizing the system would not come cheap it would cost more than $10 million, but Sheriff Richard Roundtree says the upgrade is needed.

"We support it, we've had input into it, we think it would meet the needs of the city. Moving forward, I think the present system we have now, we've just outgrown it, so were in support of a new system," says Sheriff Roundtree.

The Augusta Commission committee voted to hold a work shop on the new system to get more details.

City Administrator Fred Russell says the city doesn't have $10 million in the budget for the radio system, but the money could come from a future sales tax vote.

Russell says the city doesn't have $10 million in the budget for the radio system but the money could come from a future sales tax vote.

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