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Lockett: Put the charter change to a vote

Lockett: Put the charter change to a vote

Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett is tired of continuing to debate who should be given what power in Augusta. If there is going to be a change to the 1995 consolidation bill, Lockett believes the voters should make the final decision. When the Augusta Commission’s administrative services committee was once again faced with discussing possibly expanding read more

Hiring and firing power up for debate

Hiring and firing power up for debate

All of a sudden, a play for power is the name of the game among Augusta commissioners, the mayor and the city administrator. Two weeks ago, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis called for state legislators to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill to give the mayor significantly more authority, such as veto power, the ability to read more

Mayor Davis’ proposal is “heartbreaking”

Mayor Davis’ proposal is “heartbreaking”

It’s almost been a week since Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis held a news conference calling for state legislators to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill to give the mayor significantly more authority, but the tremors from his announcement are still being felt across Richmond County. While Davis was all smiles prior to the Augusta Commission’s read more