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City Ink | The Augusta Chronicle

...thoughts about Augusta politics. Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 When Mayor Deke Copenhaver's meeting to recommend a new city administrator convened behind closed doors Wednesday, there were only five votes to hire Oscar Rodriguez, not the eight he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink
Sylvia Cooper | The Augusta Chronicle

...thoughts about Augusta politics. Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 When Mayor Deke Copenhaver's meeting to recommend a new city administrator convened behind closed doors Wednesday, there were only five votes to hire Oscar Rodriguez, not the eight he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/authors/sylvia-cooper
South Carolina Circuit Court judge rules in favor of Project Jackson in North Augusta

...riverfront development that includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets, according to North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover."The City of North Augusta is pleased with the ruling from Judge Kinard," Glover said in a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-19/south-carolina-circuit-c
Say 'no' to higher taxes

...of crazies. And, it's time our government listened to them. Nine months ago the mayor and commission fired City Administrator Fred Russell for having the nerve to bring them a budget with a 10-percent tax hike. Now they're tripping over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-08-18/say-no-higher-ta
'Get on Up' tickets stir trouble within commission

...punish your enemies. Of course, Augusta politics has always been that way, but who'd think the vote on a new city administrator would go as cheaply as two movie tickets? "LOWDOWN POPCORN": Eve ry body knows the tickets are the cheapest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-09/get-tickets-sti
Rants & Raves

...finalists and then decide to put the hiring of a city administrator on hold. There is no way anyone worth their salt...continues. The discontinuing of the search for a new city administrator is nothing short of disgusting. The commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-10/rants-raves
'Squid pro quo?'

...Get On Up premiere tickets to Augusta Commissioner Bill Fennoy during and after hiring deliberations for the next city administrator.Clearly, Copenhaver's offer of tickets to the James Brown biopic and after-party were contingent on Fennoy's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-07/squid-pro-quo
Augusta Commission member says 'Get On Up' tickets pulled by mayor after vote to hire administrator failed

...Marion Williams asked what the city's participation in the July 24 premiere had been, and Copenhaver and Interim City Administrator Tameka Allen said they were unaware of the city making any financial contribution to the event."I was in Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-05/augusta-commission-membe
State agency fines Barnwell

...This had nothing to do with the city's drinking water and at no time were Barnwell citizens at risk," said city administrator John Zawacki on Wednesday. "The problem was caused by a lighting strike that knocked out a metering pump, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-06/state-agency-fines-barnwell
Ex-Augusta Administrator Fred Russell's name surfaces in Cincinnati search

Former City Administrator Fred Russell hasn't been sitting still since the Augusta Commission fired him in December.Russell's name was included on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-05/russells-name-surfaces-c