Augusta's Downtown Development Authority to stop funding First Friday events

October's First Friday will be the last one sponsored by the DDA.

The Downtown Development Authority says it will focus on the Saturday Market and on organizing new downtown events.

First Friday has been operating at a loss at least for the past year, with vendor fees not bringing in enough to cover expenses. Those expenses include after-hour police to patrol until 1 a.m.

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