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Column: Augusta has a long Christmas wish list



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Dear Santa,

We here in Augusta, Georgia, are looking forward to your annual visit, and all eyes will be on the night sky to catch the first glimpse of R...

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  1. And Santa please don’t forget to bring the majority minority community in Augusta a sleigh full of common sense when they go to vote. My wife went to the store yesterday and a dozen eggs cost $4.40 cent. It wasn’t like that two years ago.

  2. why would outgoing mayor davis MAKE MOTION to give $500k to library and yet Greene St lighting (a serious safety concern) and shrub & monument maintenance go with some future consideration. The library motion passed with help of his buddies…. ??? no prior discussion ??? smells to high heavens.

  3. I’d love Santa to bring a grand jury indictment to Davis..a legend in his own mind..a household name in his own house..well not the one his estranged wife lives in..maybe the one he shares with someone else..you know how moral the preacher man is after all…

  4. It does not surprise me that Hardie Davis will leave and never be held accountable for what he has done to the taxpayers of Richmond County. His next job will probably be in Washington DC where he can steal from all the country’s taxpayers. I live in South Augusta and I am curious where the wonderful plans for Regency Mall stand or perhaps you could ask Mr. Kendrick about this since his big announce before the election or perhaps it is going to be like the plans were for Lake Olmstead.

  5. Olmsted stadium, The Boat House, Riverwalk and much of downtown Augusta will continue to fall into disrepair, that seems to be the modus operandi for the commission and overpaid department heads. Parks and Rec’s department head should have been fired a long time ago. The city now has another consulting firm hired to the tune of 5 million. Parks and Rec still managed to cut two trees at the commons after the discussion was made to do otherwise. Spiteful. The new bridge which I took a look at last week is already losing paint in areas, will just deteriorate like most things under the department. The lighting on Greene street, like the flooding issue has never been fully addressed, and those in charge are always late to the party. Why can’t the city address the major infrastructure issues? So much time is spent on dribble.
    The city has such potential but leadership, real leadership is lacking as is transparency.
    Lastly as to Davis, he cannot leave soon enough. He will NEVER be held accountable for the half million + that he squandered while in office. Also I thought Kendrick had resigned his position? He should not be in the taxpayers dole.

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