Augusta Commission

Who will be hired to takeover Fred Russell’s former gig?

Who will be hired to takeover Fred Russell’s former gig?

This week Augusta commissioners heard from three candidates seeking to become Augusta’s next city administrator: Janice Allen Jackson, the former city manager of Albany, Ga.; Stephen Layson, the chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga.; and Oscar Rodriguez, the former town manager of Taos, N.M. All three candidates seem highly qualified, intelligent people who probably […]

King Hardie Takes His Throne

King Hardie Takes His Throne

For the past several years, Augusta has gotten used to a mayor who simply smiles, bites his tongue and tries to be friends with everyone. Well, Augusta, get ready for a change. Apparently, Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis has an opinion and he’s not afraid to use it. While attending his first Augusta Commission’s retreat held […]

Insider: Is Augusta ready for a majority black commission?

Insider: Is Augusta ready for a majority black commission?

When former Augusta Commissioner Matt Aitken won the District 1 race in 2009, many local residents called Aitken’s win, “A new day in Augusta.” Locals, both in the white and black community, were watching to see how Aitken was going to handle becoming one of six white members on the Augusta Commission. Ever since the […]