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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 […]

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 […]

Mayor and commission defend travel expenses

Mayor and commission defend travel expenses

When Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith proposed last week requiring commission approval for out-of-state trips, several of his colleagues were not pleased. This week, Smith was even more specific in his request by asking that all out-of-state trips not only require commission approval, but that each commissioner would have to list the name of […]