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Good intention, poor execution

...about the Friday event said they were blindsided by it. And it looks more than a tad condescending when the mayor's chief of staff attempts to block news cameras with a file folder during a heated post-conference exchange with reporters.Please...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-25/good-intention-poor-e
Mayor's power play unites commission against him

...adviser? Have you fired him yet?You like to talk about transparency in government. So why would you allow your chief of staff to hold a folder in front of a TV camera while a reporter is asking him questions? It looked like Inside Edition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-02-21/mayors-power-pl
Rants & Raves

...President Obama, I now understand why you consider the Affordable Care Act a success. WHY DOES THE mayor need a chief of staff if he already has a highly paid administrator? If Mayor Hardie can't live within a budget, maybe the next mayor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-18/rants-raves
Rants & Raves

...downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by invoking a mythical version of Ronald Reagan. WHY DOES the mayor need a chief of staff if he already has a highly paid administrator? If Mayor Hardie can't live within a budget, maybe the next mayor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-15/rants-raves
As approval nears, residents left in dark on rain tax

...Tameka Allen, who took over as interim administrator, was paid $14,698 more than Russell. Mayor Hardie Davis' chief of staff, Lynthia Owens, makes $29,012 more than did Al Dallas, who served in a similar capacity in Mayor Deke Copenhaver's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-02-14/approval-nears-
Augusta VA's new director takes helm

...hospital said it cleared the backlog in January 2014, but has since struggled to fill key executive positions, including chief of staff and associate director, to lead the facility after two years in which 16 veterans reported "adverse outcomes" to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-12/augusta-vas-new-director-tak
Augusta VA appointed new director

...hospital said it cleared the backlog in January 2014, but has since struggled to fill key executive positions, including chief of staff and associate director, to lead the facility after two years in which 16 veterans reported "adverse outcomes" to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-28/augusta-va-appointed-new-dir
Mayor: Local 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative has community focus

...As in other communities, the determination with what happens with MBK rests entirely with our community," Davis' Chief of Staff Lynthia Owens said.At the Augusta summit, set for 10 a.m. at Richmond County's Technical Career Magnet School...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-27/mayor-local-my-brothers-
Bad health care news for school workers

...some states have maintained the increase by paying for it themselves.Last week, Chris Riley, Gov. Nathan Deal's chief of staff, told reporters that the elimination of the pay raise was a "federal government cut" that the governor has declined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Gov. Deal proposes $45 billion budget

...proposed putting it into the local level and letting the local system make those decisions," said Chris Riley, Deal's chief of staff.Rep. David Wilkerson, a Democrat from Austell, praised the plan to spend more on education but said more is necessary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-17/gov-deal-proposes-45-billion-