Augusta

Mayor Davis’ proposal is “heartbreaking”

Mayor Davis’ proposal is “heartbreaking”

It’s almost been a week since Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis held a news conference calling for state legislators to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill to give the mayor significantly more authority, but the tremors from his announcement are still being felt across Richmond County. While Davis was all smiles prior to the Augusta Commission’s […]

Commission travel stirs controversy

Commission travel stirs controversy

Whether they’re trips to attend conferences held by the National League of Cities, the Georgia Municipal Association, the National Association of Counties or the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Augusta commissioners have received a lot of grief over the years regarding travel expenses. When Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith decided to ask his colleagues […]

Augusta’s Pride: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Augusta’s Pride: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

According to the dictionary, pride is defined as “a feeling or deep pleasure derived from one’s achievements.” In my 16 years living in Augusta, I have encountered three kinds of pride: good, bad, and ugly. Pride is good when it means getting gratification from doing what is morally right, honest, considerate, and beneficial to others. […]