Open Letter to King Hardie, Part II
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Great job as usual Sylvia, wonderful attention to details that the untrustworthy Mayor Davis did not give, and his hand-picked crooked staff has tried unsuccessfully to cover up. If the taxpayers of Augusta continue to support this corrupt government they have operating their city, even the Augusta National membership will no longer be able to save Augusta.
Great Job, thanks for making our citizens aware of the corruption at the Marble Palace and brining to light the new fire chiefs background.
Wow…Augusta sure seems to have many unexplained “irregularities” and never ending FBI investigations. I still am wondering what will happen to the $$$$$$$$$ of Fed stimulating monies that I “think” went into Augusta’s coffers and lord only knows in whose personal pockets it ultimately landed.
Why won’t the city audit itself? When was the last time any dept was audited?
I would appreciate the Augusta Press conducting research and publishing statistics on the number of households in Richmond County that have pulled up roots and re-located to Columbia and Aiken counties. This is a serious discussion that my wife and I are having. To move, or not to move?
The migration has been ongoing since the mid 1980’s… Gradual but persistent and growing.
The census results are going to answer a lot of those questions. There is no real metric to measure family by family. All you can see are trends. We know the trend is and has been for 3 decades that people have been leaving Richmond County and moving to Columbia County. Number one reason is always schools. Richmond County though has had an influx of growth from people out of town moving there. Long time Augusta residents though are leaving Richmond and moving to Columbia.
Come on over Tom , we would love to have here in Martinez !
An old buddy of mine called this “White flight” and it’s been going on for years. Me and my wife have been talking about this same thing for years and many of my friends have either moved to Evans, North Augusta or Waynesboro. Its really a shame!
How come there is no branch of the local government that will investigate Davis? This will never end. Small town. It deserves what it gets.
That has always been a mystery to me; why isn’t there some watchdog group, committee, board, or something that has the status to sue and force a forensic audit.
Thomas leave Augusta ASAP. That is what my family did. Augusta is a shell of its self led by incompetent leaders who study everything and then cannot make a decision. Beware of counties led by the Democrats. Columbia County is open for dining, education and in person meetings. The best laid plans of Mice and Mayor’s are often gone astray .
I’m fairly sure that our mayor knows full well that what he has been doing is morally corrupt, but he rationalizes it with his progressive logic. His arrogant and condescending attitude towards the taxpayers is disgusting.
How about the fact that none of the commissioners will stand up and demand an accounting of what is going on. We have very little representation on the commission.
Ronnie, that’s because Democrats don’t hold each other accountable for anything. That way they can keep doing whatever they want with no accountability.
I live in and work for Richmond County. I am totally embarrassed to even admit this. Richmond County has some serious problems and they start at the top. In my opinion Richmond County is going down at an unbelievable fast rate.
Thank you Sylvia for your dogged persistence in exposing the corruption in King Hardie’s administration. Leftist never hold themselves accountable because their motives are pure in their mind. They’re morally superior to their critics.
It appears that Mayor Davis is following the examples of the noteworthy mayors of the cities of Atlanta, New York, Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles. Thank you Sylvia and the Augusta Press for your due diligence!
All we can do at this point is Pray and Vote. Raise hell with your Augusta Commissioners and demand transparency and accountability from your elected officials. Call your Commissioner and let them know your thoughts.
Always on point! It is disgraceful how the city of Augusta is being run!
Augusta has a long history of corruption. This is just more of the same.
True Joyce Cox, only the race of the players has changed.
Awesome as ever! So glad we still have you to write the truth about Augusta and its nonstop corruption. No surprise Hardie har har is being the way he is. He is a democrat, so that should explain the secrecy, questionable spending, and sidestepping the rules.
looks like a great thing for a Grand Jury to look into. Is not this kind of thing what the Grand Jury is sworn to do.
Your new District Attorney is too close to the mayor to ever call in a Grand Jury on him!
Isaiah 2:12 The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),
Sylvia keep up the good work, we Augustans would never know just how much corruption Davis is involved in
Sylvia keep up your good wok. We Augustans would never know just how corrupt Davis is without you.
Mayor Davis should have never been blessed by the commissioners with more funding than Mayor Copenhaver. Mayor Davis should have his salary and office budget reduced to the same amount as Mayor Copenhaver.
It is doubtful that Davis has ever spent an honest political day in his life.
The Augusta Press is the only real investigative paper in the region. Keep the pressure on!