Fred Russell

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 […]

Augusta may be able to avoid using “slum”

The Augusta Commission is doing everything it can to avoid officially naming a portion of the downtown area a “slum,” but still legally establishing an Urban Redevelopment Area that would allow the city to borrow $26.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to renovate the Municipal Building on Greene Street. The end result might be a simple […]