Augusta

“Hap Harris is District 7”

“Hap Harris is District 7”

Just minutes after Louis “Hap” Harris was sworn into office by Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet as the interim District 7 commissioner on Monday, he was immediately bombarded with questions about whether his appointment was the political equivalent to the “kiss of death.” “No, no, no. If I do a very terrible job, that’s what […]

A Change in Thinking

A Change in Thinking

From the very moment that Augusta Commissioner Ben Hasan was sworn into office one month ago, he has been shaking things up in the Marble Palace. Whether it was his swing vote to raise property taxes in Richmond County or his recent proposal to hire Janice Allen Jackson as the city’s new administrator, Hasan has […]

The Rocket Has Launched, but in Which Direction?

The Rocket Has Launched, but in Which Direction?

The new black majority on the Augusta Commission took off with its first major decision Monday, and just for kicks and giggles, with white commissioner Grady Smith’s vote added to the mix. The 7-2 vote to hire Augusta native Janice Jackson as the new city administrator was not publicly planned, or widely expected, but it […]