Deke Copenhaver

Surprise! Augusta has a new city administrator

Surprise! Augusta has a new city administrator

The Augusta Commission seems to be playing a dangerous game of musical chairs. It all began a few weeks ago. First, former District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson resigned last month to spend more time with his family after his wife passed away in April. Augusta Commissioner Ben Hasan, who was elected by voters to takeover […]

Residents of Hyde Park remain “trapped”

Residents of Hyde Park remain “trapped”

About two years ago, the Augusta Commission approved a $475,00 plan to relocate residents of the Hyde Park neighborhood. While the city plans to eventually construct a retention pond on the neighborhood’s current site, the relocation of these residents have been decades in the making. And Rev. Charles Utley, a long-time Hyde Park resident and […]

Higher taxes equal more tension

Higher taxes equal more tension

Augusta rarely sees it. Mayor Deke Copenhaver getting an opportunity to cast a vote and break a tie on the Augusta Commission. But this wasn’t a regular week in Augusta-Richmond County. Following the sudden resignation of District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson last week, Commissioner-Elect Ben Hasan was sworn in Monday after the commission voted 9-0 […]