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Editorial: One day they will learn



In places where there is either an apathetic press or no press at all, elected officials become emboldened to do virtually whatever they want. Well, that dog no longer hunts in Augusta, Ga.

The primary role of the press is to keep the government in check.

Former state senator, Charles Walker,...

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  1. Well done, Editorial Board. A STRONG Media is one of the best ways to keep government heading in the right direction. Since the decline in our local media, we’ve seen too many examples of untrustworthy government officials. I, for one, praise the eforts of The Augusta Press to keep a CLOSE EYE on these folks!

  2. So you are saying that if some commissioners knowingly vote to violate a state law (50-3-1) in spite of advice from the city attorney, that they should be personally liable for the mounting legal fees being charged to defend their illegal action?

  3. Thank you The Augusta Press for filling a journalism hole left wide open by The AC and it’s mega corporate owners. Every day I read your newspaper, it reaffirms my decision was the correct one to unsubscribe from The AC after 40+ years and get my news from a great local company.

  4. When I finally got tired of the Augusta Chronicle, I cancelled it. A friend told me about the Augusta Press and I have no regrets about changing papers. Keep up the good work. Richmond County needs you to tell us the truth since we can’t get it from anyone else. Also, I look forward to Sylvia Cooper’s column each week. I miss her when she is not there. Sylvia, please don’t even think about retiring.

  5. I consider Patrick Pat Clayton one of my friends in law enforcement definitely don’t want to lose him to Columbia County. I love Augusta Mission Vision is transparency in Government, and fighting against waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption in Government. I love Augusta support any media pursuit of transparency in Government. I love Augusta don’t support media browbeating of local elected officials to achieve the media’s agenda that style of Journalism is as dangerous as any politician that abused power through fraudent activity. My record over 30 years fighting against corruption speak for itself. It is important that TAP understand that political corruption have no permanent political party, County, gender, or ethnic descent hence Robin Williams, Charles walker, Vicky Capetillo, Sammie sias, Linda Schrenko.

    • Mr. Todd, I must disagree with you on one point. Most corrupt politicians are democrats because all of the other democrats continue to support any corrupt democrat. Anytime a republican commits a crime he/she is automatically left hanging out to dry by the other republicans. The results are that many more crooked democrats remain in office – local, state, and/or federal office holders.

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