Fred Russell

Behind the scenes of Fred Russell’s firing

Behind the scenes of Fred Russell’s firing

Each of the seven Augusta commissioners involved in the firing of Fred Russell kept saying pretty much the same thing about the city administrator’s abrupt departure: “It’s not a personal thing with Fred. We like Fred.” That’s easy for them to say when you are not the one being fired. As long-time readers of the […]

The deed is done: Fred Russell is gone

The deed is done: Fred Russell is gone

So, after more than a decade working in Augusta-Richmond County, City Administrator Fred Russell is out. And while many people are talking about what a huge surprise it was that Russell was fired, that’s not exactly true. Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams has been talking about getting rid of Russell for years and he definitely pumped […]

How many lives does Fred Russell have?

Several Augusta commissioners this week found it impossible to believe that after more than 10 years of working in Augusta-Richmond County, City Administrator Fred Russell has never had a formal performance evaluation. This is particularly surprising considering that Russell has been dangerously close to losing his job on a few occasions. Back in the summer […]