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Editorial: Augusta’s early Christmas present



(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Augusta Press.) 

Augusta taxpayers gave themselves an early Christmas present when they rejected the status quo and voted in Garnett Johnson as mayor of the Garden City.


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  1. Garnett will be all that a great mayor should be!First of all he is a good person with values and high moral character.And he will be making all decisions based on what’s in the best interests of all Augustans.As far as the former mayor Hardee Davis you won’t be gone soon enough!Your arrogance is only exceeded by your political ambitions to be the next Governor of Georgia which will never happen only in your dreams!We have all got your number and glad your term is over!

  2. “Bully Pulpit” — where have I heard those words before ?? Oh yeah, from my previous comments. Yes, Mayor Johnson truly needs to make use of said “Bully Pulpit”, to help “guide” Commissioners that might stray from his direction/vision. AND, he needs to cater to the local news organizations that best benefits his direction, if you catch my drift… The local news organizations sometimes need a little “reminder” here and there. The Commissioners need to understand that there is a “New Guy in Town”, and they WILL be called out in private first, but if that does not work, then the Bully Pulpit will be utilized. I’m expecting amazing forward movement of ARC, and Mayor Johnson is the man to get this moving in the CORRECT direction.

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