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Sylvia Cooper: Where in the world is the mayor?



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

Good News: There are only 168 days left in Mayor King Hardie Davis’ reign.

Bad news: There are 168 days before incoming Mayor Garnett Johnson ...

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  1. If Columbia County changed from Democrat to Republican, the is hope for Richmond County if enough voters wake up, see the corruption and self-serving politics, and vote the current Democrat cabal members out of office. Garnett Johnson is a great start. I hope he demands transparency, competence, efficiency, and integrity from the commissioners and department managers, and exposes them if they do not deliver.

  2. I personally think the absence of the Mayor is a good thing, however he needs to be removed from office. He’s still paid by the county, therefore he should at least occupy his office. If the commission had more than two with guts at the same time, he should have had charges brought against him for his reckless personal spending that the taxpayers footed the bill for.

  3. I miss Phil and Bonnie Kent. Phil was a huge influence in my transition from a bleeding-heart liberal to a moderate conservative. Also, Phil and Bonnie were two of Craig Calvert’s most loyal patrons and always supported local businesses in general.

  4. No surprise as Davis continues his stonewalling!Georgia Tech should be very embarrassed over hiring someone with Davises past issues.Augusta is fortunate to be done with him as the mayor-elect Garnett Johnson will be a breath of fresh air so to speak and bring honesty and integrity and transparency back to the Office of the Mayor!

  5. I brought that up in. Michael Meyers article..but I didn’t say it was Richmond county…just said asked to get get Sylvia to explain it..I thought she would remember the details better than me..it was a huge deal back then and costs Whitfield the election..

  6. Another “gem”, Sylvia. @Gardelle Lewis, I’m sure that Garnett Johnson will attempt to bring honesty and integrity back to the Office of Mayor of Augusta, GA. He HAS the “Bully Pulpit”, if he will use it. It is up to him. Sadly, by design, pretty much everyone works at the bidding of the Board of Commissioners. And let’s not sugar-coat this. Clearly HALF of the Commissioners are perfectly fine with Mayor Davis’ behavior over the past seven and a half years. And you know who you are. As I have posted in the past, the Finance/Accounting Department has been lax, and has not followed general accounting principles, by not demanding matching receipts for expenditures, over an agreed amount. Every company I have ever worked for, did. BUT, they too, are employed at the bidding of the Commissioners, so nothing was ever done. I do not know how they are able to pass the annual (?) financial audit without a matching of receipts guideline in place. Oh wait, Internal Audit also works at the bidding of the Commissioners. Never Mind. I wish Yvett Davis all the best. And WHO is paying Ed Tarver ?? Lastly, Arborists do not generally cut down trees.

  7. Lou Harris was our next door neighbor from the time we move off post to next door in Dec 76 until he died. Sadly, I was in Korea when he died. But, during the time I was gone and he was alive he acted as a grandfather to my two daughters. A finer man never walked in the door of a newspaper office. I would like to see Michael Ryan be award the Lou Harris award.

  8. Thank you Sylvia for your usual direct shot at the top issues we tax payers live with. We are all, every commenter above and others seeking, demanding an audit, top to bottom, of our questionable A/CO leadership! Let us see the light!

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