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Augusta Fire Chief Finalist Search Already Mired in Controversy



The months-long search for a new Augusta fire chief has apparently ended with a single finalist named. Antonio Burden, presently the deputy chief of the Dekalb County Fire and Rescue Department, is the lone finalist.

However, the secretive process that produced the finalists has several commissi...

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  1. A candidate from a county that may actually be worse than Richmond county who has a poor work ethic. That sounds like the model candidate for a job in the Richmond county government. If there is one absolutely worst way to do anything, the Richmond county commission will find it or will create it if it doesn’t exist.

  2. These practices border on negligent administration of these officials duty to serve and protect the citizens of Augusta. These duties serve at the core of a government entity’s responsibility; if you don’t do anything else make sure you protect the people you swore to serve. I doubt this hiring will do anything to repair the trust of those who do serve with honor and respect within our fire department. Obviously city leaders do not care about improving the city’s services as much as they care about taking care of themselves and their friends.

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