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Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

...whether he was required by the U.S. Constitution to sign off on a "gay pride" parade in Augusta, former Commissioner Betty Beard said in the same criticism that he is "a very nice guy."With his stay in the "Marble Palace" coming to an end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-27/copenhaver-served-mayor-
Keep supporting my friend Betty Beard

Ms. Betty Beard: Please continue to keep up the good work that you are doing on the county commission. I have known Ms. Beard since high school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/03/let_529676.shtml
Letters
Beard's wife not as quiet

District 1 Commissioner Betty Beard is not her husband. Known for his quiet strength, the late Lee...difference, trying to bring everyone together for a better Augusta." BETTY BEARD EDUCATION: Chicago Teachers College, 1956-58; Paine College...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/11/met_400651.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Augusta State University | Paine College | T.W. Josey High School
Rants and raves

...administration, the exact thing would be done with Barack Obama. BETTY BEARD DID a good thing helping with the bypass surgery, but...else's money to solve those problems. I HAVE A RANT about Betty Beard. No doubt what she did for her friend was a good deed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-09-23/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Beard won't seek re-election

Augusta Commissioner Betty Beard said Friday she's not planning to run for her District 1 seat...decision Betty makes I will support it, but I have always supported Betty Beard and her husband, Lee. I think they've been an asset to this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-08-22/beard-wont-seek-re-election
Metro | TEE Center | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Coliseum Authority
Beard calls for end to inquiry

Augusta Commissioner Betty Beard asked the Richmond County legislative delegation Wednesday to do...823-3228 or sylvia.cooper@augustachronicle.com. Commissioner Betty Beard says the GBI investigation into former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/09/met_436719.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Class distinction

...commissioners Marion Williams and Betty Beard can be summed up thusly: Marion...fighting for his constituents. Betty Beard actually likes to work for hers...low-class. The good news is, Betty Beard is high-class, and, while promising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/04/edi_111173.shtml
Editorials | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Commissioner voted for growth

This is a rave for my Augusta commissioner, Betty Beard, and our mayor, Deke Copenhaver. I live and work in...the commission, with the DDA, made it happen. When Betty Beard ran to fill her late husband's seat, then ran for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/23/let_93533.shtml
Letters | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Beard bribery flap is wrong all over

...commissioners never fail to entertain me, especially Betty Beard's self-serving interest in the redirecting of $20...your office to help a family friend was mentioned in Betty Beard's oath of office, so she is no angel. Second, Hazel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/24/let_549295.shtml
Letters | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Commissioner's opinion is racist

...19), Sylvia Cooper wrote that Augusta Commissioner Betty Beard said that black districts in Augusta "had always been...racist and bigoted statement by an elected official. Betty Beard is an example of the prejudiced, despicable and uncouth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/23/let_437896.shtml
Letters | Augusta-Richmond County Commission