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Sylvia Cooper: COVID-19 is a nightmare, and so is news from Augusta



(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Augusta Press.)

There are 120 days left in Mayor King Hardie Davis' reign. Thank goodness!

I want to talk about having COVID-19 and how awful it is, but first I want to thank...

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  1. Dear Sylvia – so glad you survived Covid. My family had it around July 4th and we are so glad you are back. Eat a lot and that will help and take care of Earnie. We certainly missed your unique insight into Augusta cesspool – oops I mean local politics. Stay safe Miss Sylvia.

  2. Georgia Tech has received so many complaints about Hardee Davis that I don’t think he will be teaching anything when its all said and done!What a joke Davis teaching ethics!He does not practice ethical behavior in anything that he does or says!He is a complete loser and a big nobody!

    • Careful or the king will mention you in the commission meeting..funny thing is my Aunt was a council member and he couldn’t hold a candle to her…back when public servants cared about the public and weren’t self serving jerks…

  3. Welcome Back !! Did Augusta government stop messing up, and wait for you to get better ?? Of course not !! The folks at Grovetown Prompt/Primary Care used to be my users/customers. A bunch of fine folks. Campbell’s Chunky Chicken Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches to continue your recovery. You were missed…..Rip

  4. Welcome back Sylvia!! So happy you survived the covid ordeal. Of course, your long years of tracking, investigating and reporting on Richmond county politics was super preparation for covid! Very seldom good news!
    Hopefully, Gardell is correct about Georgia Tech sorting out how to back down from Hardie the ethics professor! What a strange selection, It reflects the state of many university faculty members across our great land. They teach all the things most of the nation is against.

  5. I spent real good money to educate a daughter at Ga. Tech and graduate from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. This school of Ga. Tech’s is considered among the best in the nation.
    I became physically ill reading Hardie was hired as guest professor. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    I do believe all his education is in Engineering. As far as ethics, one should possess it in order to teach it.
    So glad you are better Sylvia.

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