Editorial: The ‘Malaise Era’ in Augusta is over
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VERY IMPRESSED WITH MAYOR JOHNSON …. he even stepped forward to help memorialize the mostly forgotten Patrick Walsh statue in Barrett Pllaza.
Thanks to giving recognition to Mayor Johnson! He is a breath of fresh air.
Unfortunately he won’t get much assistance from the dysfunctional commissioners that abstain and obstruct progress…
Scott, thank you for highlighting well deserved kudos for Mayor Johnson! he is hard-working and committed to our town. Most grateful for his service.
Mayor Johnson and his many contacts in Atlanta has and will show Augustans just how he will follow up on his campaingn promises. Mayor Johnson is much smarter than the majority of the Commissioners give him credit for and he will get many good things done for Augusta despite the majority of whom he has to work with.
Praise the Lord! Finally a leader in Augusta.
Excellent job Mr Mayor. Excellent job!
Editorial board yes Augusta Richmond County have had a successful transition. Let me be crystal clear I worked against the re-election of the former mayor, and worked against the election of the mayor. When the elections was over I work to make Augusta Richmond County successful. I only glorify God, and believe God should have all power. Only the mayor and Emergency Management director have the authority to operate in a state of emergency
Looking forward to 8 years of Mayor Johnson’s leadership and him having a full-time vote on the commission. Maybe the Cedar Street Gang can learn something from him.
This is real leadership in action. Thank you Mayor !
Speaking of the “county-wide cleanup,” I never heard or read anything about the results. Did it happen? Were they rained out? Was it successful or did no one show up? I did a search on here to no avail.
I read a report earlier that the clean-up was a success. Don’t recall where I saw it.
Kudos Mayor Johnson!!
I am thankful Augusta has a chance to turn around and the change in Leadership. Our Mayor has done a great job and will do more for his city. God bless him and everything he does.
If the Commissioners will just sit down and shut up, I think we have ourselves a winner. I think there are going to have to be some personnel changes, and the Commissioners are going to have to support them. Mayor Johnson is going to have to propose the slate of candidates for County Administrator soon. Looking forward to that. We’ve got a good man in the Palace. PLEASE let him do the job he was elected to do. Get out of his way.
Well, maybe Augusta will finally have a mayor that stands for something other than himself. Too bad we don’t have more councilmen/women like the mayor.
Bravo Mr. Mayor!
It speaks volumes that so many citizens in Richmond County – including the Democrats in the local Legislative Delegation – don’t want Mayor Johnson to have a vote to break a tie.
Sunny the mayor have a vote to break a tie.
Well said Editorial Board. He’s an excellent leader and businessman. Very proud & glad he is our Mayor.