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Augusta commissioners discuss spike in violent crime

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Members of the Public Safety Committee as well as other members of the commission discussed the recent uptick in violent crime across the area at the April 26 meeting and discussed some possible solutions.

Richmond County Chief Deputy Pat Clayton was on the agenda to appear before the committee ...

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  1. “but when the department has over 100 plus openings” excellent informative writing but I’ve been trying to get basic info on RCSO staffing numbers and by demographics for a long time…it seems to be secret. 100 openings = $3 mil saved but needed for crime….??? TAP please report on staff numbers.

  2. Gosh, I can see how nothing gets done down there during a commissioners meeting….they just talk in dang circles! And then the discussion goes off the original topic and, before you know it, times up!! It’s almost like there are just too many commissioners appointed, and just about all of them want to hear themselves talk!

    • Agree. Hot air brings no results. My Brothers Keeper account needs to be fully audited, replaced and used
      For troubled youth; scholarships to good schools and family support services. Pole dancers indeed. Hardy should be ashamed to show his face in public.

  3. The Commission (one Commissioner in particular pushed this item) found $240k for LED lights at tennis courts but can’t find $60k to help reduce crime in the County. A lot more going on behind the scenes that the Public knows.

  4. “The supplicant must schedule an appearance in front of the commissioners and appear in person with hat in hand. No minions may appear on the supplicant’s behalf. The funding request must be made verbally, on bended knee, while looking as pitiful and subordinate as possible. No written funding request or justification for the funding request will be accepted to prevent a paper trail and provide plausible deniability. The supplicant must be willing to be interrogated about any subject unrelated to the funding request and provide answers. The commissioners are under no obligation to listen to or respond to the supplicant’s answers. The commissioners will then dismiss the supplicant and table the funding request.”

  5. I thought it was illegal to collect funds for a charity and disperse them for other means..and don’t look for Hardie to apologize for any wrong doings or even admit them..I’ve never seen a locally elected politician with a ego as big as his…

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