Election

Insider: Is Augusta ready for a majority black commission?

Insider: Is Augusta ready for a majority black commission?

When former Augusta Commissioner Matt Aitken won the District 1 race in 2009, many local residents called Aitken’s win, “A new day in Augusta.” Locals, both in the white and black community, were watching to see how Aitken was going to handle becoming one of six white members on the Augusta Commission. Ever since the […]

Meet Augusta’s Mayor Hardie Davis

Meet Augusta’s Mayor Hardie Davis

The results are officially in and it was an absolutely stunning victory for mayoral candidate Hardie Davis. After receiving an overwhelming huge percentage of the votes in August’s race for mayor, Davis showed that he was clearly the candidate for the job. Running on the promise that Augustans would always be proud to call him […]

Who will be Augusta’s next state senator?

Who will be Augusta’s next state senator?

When state Sen. Hardie Davis announced that he was running for mayor of Augusta last year, three local candidates — Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson, former Richmond County Solicitor Harold Jones II and Realtor Elmyria Chivers — decided to run for his District 22 seat. If elected, any of the three candidates will be a freshman […]