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Editorial: Augusta Mayor’s Protests Fall Flat



After weeks of stonewalling, attempts to sidestep the Georgia Open Records Law and veiled threats of libel action, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis decided to make his case directly to the public through a statement submitted for publication in The Augusta Press.

Augusta Press readers were not persuad...

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  1. Wonder where Mr. Davis plans to leap to went the mayor’s term is up? Will it be Statewide or National? Or will he return to preaching in Augusta having done his public service and attempting to making the under served Augustans better off? I remember went he ran for district commissioner in 1995 and was considered to Republican by black Augustans.

  2. What a terrible quagmire…Augusta taxpayers should really be up in arms about this… I am particularly interested in My Brothers Keeper program history that seems to be a “borderline scam.” But maybe it is a good and much needed program. The mayor’s staff seems to be great at working the system. Please give us another overview of what is MBK. thanks

  3. I have voted on the actions of the mayor, his staff, and the city commission. I “voted with my feet”, which means I moved out of Richmond County. No longer will my taxes be misused by a local government cloaked in secrecy. My former commissioner, Bobby Williams, chooses to perpetuate the practice of carrying on

    business without the scrutiny of the press or his constituents. My prayer is that the citizens of Augusta will stand up in unity and demand better.

  4. The sad thing is those who those who voted for him would probably do so again. There’s no accountability for him like there would be in the private industry. Is anyone out there reading this willing to defend or explain his actions? Also yes- how can an individual request a grand jury inquiry?

  5. It’s time for all honest hard working taxpaying citizens of Augusta Richmond County to stand up , call your Commissioners and demand transparency and actions. The only thing I want to hear from my elected Commissioners is a call for a forescic audit, grand jury investigation, and the FBI to investigate corruption in our local government !

  6. It is time for an audit and a grand jury investigation. $236,000.00 + in charges with zero accountability for the mayor is criminal. No government entity operates this way allowing an
    individual to have carte blanche with a credit card. Of particular scrutiny should be the $5,500.00 via PayPal to his assistant. Gives one pause – not to mention food and liquor charges. Augusta Commissioners should be asking for an audit and investigation or they need to be voted out of their positions as stewards for the Taxpayer’s.

  7. Yes, we as citizens of Augusta, GA. demand more from our illustrious so called Mayor. Where are the receipts? There is a paper trail, called a statement, sent each and every month! Bottom line, he thinks he’s untouchable like so many other politicians these days.

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