Commission

Once More for District 4

Once More for District 4

The last time Bill Morris ran against Vernon Thomas for the District 4 commission seat in Columbia County, voters were still stinging from a series of events that had left them feeling like outcasts. In July 2008, former Harlem Mayor Scott Dean took office after Lee Anderson abandoned the commission to run for the state […]

Public hearings approved for downtown parking meters

Public hearings approved for downtown parking meters

The downtown parking debate raged on this week with several members of the Augusta Commission having differing opinions on the Downtown Development Authority’s proposal to install a state-of the-art parking system along the Broad Street corridor. On one side of the argument was Mayor Deke Copenhaver and Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams urging their colleagues to […]

“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 […]