Bill Lockett

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 […]

The Augusta Commission sing “Kumbaya”

The Augusta Commission sing “Kumbaya”

After a week filled with neighbor helping neighbor to get through the aftermath of this city’s devastating ice storm, it appears some of that goodwill has rubbed off on the Augusta Commission. For the past five years, commissioners have debated the results of a $580,000 study of race and gender disparities that was released back […]

Williams Opens Himself Up to More Criticism

Williams Opens Himself Up to More Criticism

The Marble Palace was all abuzz this week as news spread that Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams owed more than $3,500 in overdue taxes on properties in Richmond County. Just last week, Williams began pressing his fellow commissioners to consider implementing a policy that would require future city employees to live in Augusta-Richmond County. His reason: […]