Fellow Commissioner Bill Fennoy Rumored to be Living in District 8, in the Lap of Luxury
The Augusta Chronicle published an article this afternoon insinuating District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy has moved out of his district and settled in a new home, going so far as to claim a homestead exemption for the new digs in Brandon Garrett’s District 8.
The article states “The 2,659 square foot house is located in the Spirit Point subdivision, a ritzy neighborhood of newer homes off Brown Road near Hephzibah.”
There is nothing shocking about the story. After all, this is the same commissioner who has stirred up some serious controversy in this city that is home to Fort Gordon by kneeling during the pledge of allegiance at regular Augusta Commission meetings. Fennoy is well known to do whatever he wants to do.
Although he represents downtown Augusta, he lobbied hard to move the James Brown Arena to the site of the former Regency Mall, far away from his constituents, effectively killing the momentum the city had at the time for a proper entertainment complex.
What is shocking, however, is a $200,000 house in Hephzibah, bought out of foreclosure ten years ago, is categorized by the Chronicle as “ritzy”.
The article goes further, referring to the brick house as a “luxury home.”
A quick computer search turns up the house, which is a standard brick patio home in a tract of homes on an oval in south Augusta. Hephzibah, Georgia.
So, yes, if Fennoy claimed the house as his residence he should resign. But he won’t. As his fellow commish and staunch supporter Sammie Sias can attest, you can pretty much do what you want and still occupy a chair running the city of Augusta.