Donnie Smith

Pittman withdraws as a replacement for District 7

Pittman withdraws as a replacement for District 7

Retired businessman Sonny Pittman has officially withdrawn his name from consideration to serve as the interim Augusta commissioner for District 7. In a Sept. 14 letter to the Augusta Commission, Pittman said he was deeply discouraged by the process in which commissioners were using to select a replacement for former Commissioner Donnie Smith. Smith resigned […]

Disgraced Donnie Smith resigns from the Augusta Commission

Disgraced Donnie Smith resigns from the Augusta Commission

The absolute silence. That’s what deeply troubled many members of the Augusta Commission this past week regarding the controversy surrounding their colleague, Commissioner Donnie Smith. When the Georgia State Patrol released a scathing 19-page report on Sept. 4 alleging Smith secretly worked a second job during Masters Week while on duty, Augusta Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle […]

Donnie “The Disappointment” Smith

Donnie “The Disappointment” Smith

On Jan. 2, 2013, a newly-elected Donnie Smith stood before a crowded Augusta Commission chambers after taking the oath of office. He joked that it had been a long campaign, but thanked all of those who had supported his journey to the District 7 seat. And on that day, he made a pledge, much like […]