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Opinion: It All Comes Out in the Wash



Grandma always said, “It all comes out in the wash.”

It does.

And it did last week when The Augusta Press exposed how DeKalb County Deputy Fire Chief Antonio Burden, the second-lowest ranked finalist for the Augusta fire chief’s job, became the top pick.

Of course, it wasn’t just your ever...

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  1. WHAT WOULD we do without The Press asking the tough questions of our city elected leechers…it’s like the old gospel song “LET’S GO DOWN TO THE RIVER AND PRAY (AND WASH WASH WASH THEIR SINS AWAY) … Augusta is blessed with a muddy river…they all need a dip to wash away their sins.

  2. First of all many thanks for all the hard work that went into finding out the facts and truth of this complete duping of Augusta once again. Ps there is another person that said a lot and it never ever made since in the end, just words and words and then some, Obama, King Hardie’s man. So sad they, the government thinks that we want find out what they are doing behind closed doors and in the parking lot. You know they work it out and then do what ever it takes to make evil happen. If one or two to these culprits went to jail it might send a message to the rest that the lies and deceit will be found out! When I found out about The Augusta Press and saw the people that made up the roster it was once again a great feeling knowing we the citizens would be kept in the loop no matter how hard it would be to gather up the information that would be needed to keep us fully informed.

  3. Why hasn’t DA Jared Williams seated a grand jury to investigate Hardie Davis’ compliance with state and local regulations concerning the mayor’s financial expenditures and record keeping? No competitive bids for purchases? Secret payouts? Kickbacks? Public funds for personal expenses? Ditto for the Fire Chief selection process. It’s inconceivable that the recent selection process did not involve money or quid pro quo deals. And why is Sammy Sias still in office and involved in making financial decisions for Augusta?

  4. It’s past time for the state investigators to turn over those political thieves for all the shams perpetrated on our county taxpayers. As the prison turnkey says … “ there’s always room for more “.

  5. It is inconceivable that our city has elected officials that really do not seem to give a damn about what is good for our city. Between a self serving mayor and and incompetent administrator it does not bode well.
    The commissioners should definitely be involved in the hiring process for key positions.
    As noted before we have a weak mayor form of governance, since we do not have a city manager it falls back into the hands of the elected officials to vet the candidates for the key positions.
    I certainly hope something was learned from the fire chief hiring fiasco.

  6. I fully agree with Greg’s questions. However, I would go one question more and would like to know why the city administrator was selected. It seems to me that there is just too much agreement and support for fraudulent activities.

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