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State Ethics Commission investigation expands to include Augusta mayor and former staffer

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A probe by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission that began in 2018 has expanded to include an investigation of Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. and Tonia Gibbons, former community relations and engagement director for the mayor’s office.

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  1. All the more reason for a forensic audit of every single department in Augusta, as well as WHY Davis should never hold any office or lobbying position in the future. He should be held accountable for every taxpayer dollar misappropriated. Are you listening Commissioners?

  2. Ha, ha. The truth never hurts – until it does. Lies, obfuscations, misleading statements, malfeasance, misfeasance, and more should be tracked and exposed. Where are the commissioners in these issues?

  3. Just how far back does the corruption go? How many commissioners should be investigated, how many city employees should be jailed along with commissioners? Please investigate and bring charges against all these and former corrupt employees, commissioners, and mayors plural. Silas and Davis for sure.

  4. Who paid for the promotional material in support of the failed GO bond issue for a new arena? None of the signs contained their source, as required by law. And what of the big banner on the JBA, which was later removed? Lots of dark money here.

  5. I knew it…I asked Hardie face to face if the Sizemore Group did it and he just said, “maybe.” John Clarke was there and heard it. (before he was a commish.) I knew the prints were at Augusta Blueprint too…Steven Kendrick’s dad’s company…yeah, let’s send this scheister to ATL to lobby…

    • Thank you Catherine. Public pressure often takes time to build up and have the desired effect. In this case it should be approached to CLEAR the names of all commissioners and employees – not to incriminate them, unless they should be incriminated. Keep calling for that audit. The money will be well spent and help to restore trust in the commissioners and public officials.

      • AUGUSTA PRESS. —-
        PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR READERS
        DETAILS CONCERNING THE EXPENDITURES MADE ( OR TO BE MADE ) FROM THE
        FORTY FIVE THOUSAND ( $45,000.00 ) DOLLARS WHICH THE COMMISSIONERS TRANSFERRED TO THE COLISEUM AUTHORITY AFTER THE PROPOSED THREE ( 3 ) MILL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE WAS DEFEATED BY THE VOTERS .
        WILL IT FUND ADVERTISING SUPPORTING A NEW GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROPOSAL
        ( Property Tax Increase ) WHICH WILL APPEAR ON A BALLOT AFTER THE MAY 2022 COMMISSION ELECTIONS .

  6. Forensic audit of the books for My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and Hardie’s MBK slush fund may be enough to make him a cellmate for Sammie Sias. Still waiting for GBI and Attorney General Chris Carr to wake up and investigate The King before all the evident is destroyed.

  7. Don’t forget about the individuals that bought the property in front on the old mall site. And the former politician that owned several homes on the Dean’s Bridge area also. Both of these individuals are close to Hardy Davis. Please do a property search. You will be overwhelmed. One of them is still on the James Brown Colosseum Board. The other is a former commissioner and state politatiin

  8. Don’t forget about the individuals that bought the property in front on the old mall site. And the former politician that owned several homes on the Dean’s Bridge area also. Both of these individuals are close to Hardy Davis. Please do a property search. You will be overwhelmed. One of them is still on the James Brown Colosseum Board. The other is a former commissioner and was a state elected official serving with Davis at the same time in Atlanta.

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