Resignation

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Just a few short hours after Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz submitted his letter of resignation to officials with the state’s board of regents, he felt a great sense of accomplishment regarding his time in Augusta. But Azziz said he is also ready for the next chapter in his life. “It is the right […]

Pittman withdraws as a replacement for District 7

Pittman withdraws as a replacement for District 7

Retired businessman Sonny Pittman has officially withdrawn his name from consideration to serve as the interim Augusta commissioner for District 7. In a Sept. 14 letter to the Augusta Commission, Pittman said he was deeply discouraged by the process in which commissioners were using to select a replacement for former Commissioner Donnie Smith. Smith resigned […]

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Columbia County Commissioner Charles Allen, are no longer a political powerhouse. In a deal negotiated behind closed doors with the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, the Allens both agreed to resign from their positions effective immediately. For months, allegations that Kay Allen improperly profited from tax […]