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Augusta Commission gives OK to hire city administrator

Seven Augusta Com mission members pushed forward a plan to hire Au gusta native and former Albany, Ga., city manager Janice Allen Jackson, despite a call to delay the decision by Mayor-elect Hardie Davis and Commissioner Bill Lockett.Commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-16/augusta-commission-gives
Government | The Augusta Chronicle

...the only one they can agree on are the goats. Former administrator candidate Oscar Rodriguez, now a finalist for city manager in Worchester, Mass., cited racial politics and his being the wrong color as the reason he wasn't hired as city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/local-government
Aiken City Council | The Augusta Chronicle

...of Aiken Public Safety's C shift during the City Council meeting Monday night. AIKEN --- Newly appointed Aiken City Manager Richard Pearce said Monday that he wants to continue to draw others to the town he's known since he was a boy. ...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/aiken-city-council
Augusta-Richmond County Commission | The Augusta Chronicle

...5, 2014 Augusta-Richmond County Commission Former administrator candidate Oscar Rodriguez, now a finalist for city manager in Worchester, Mass., cited racial politics and his being the wrong color as the reason he wasn't hired as city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/augusta-richmond-county-commissio
Ignoring God grows hatred

...best deputies for the job ("Racial gap between police, community shrinking," Sept. 14). We have a potential city manager telling other areas of the country he wasn't hired because of the color of his skin ("Rejected manager says race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-15/ignoring-god-grows-hatre
Getting Augusta more goats might be the easy part

...which the mayor recommended Oscar Rodriguez, former city manager in Taos, N.M. But the mayor couldn't muster the...Jackson, an Augusta native and former Albany, Ga., city manager."She's always been my choice," said Commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-09-13/getting-augusta
Administrator candidate said he was wrong color for Augusta job

...administrator candidate Oscar Rodriguez, now a finalist for city manager in Worchester, Mass., cited racial politics and his...of months ago. I was the selected finalist for the city manager position in Augusta, Ga., and the council just broke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-12/administrator-candidate-
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. penalized $1.4 billion for deadly pipeline blast

...believed the penalty fell short of what was needed to ensure PG&E upgraded pipeline safety as much as necessary, city manager Connie Jackson said."Based on what we're seeing, it does not appear that this penalty amount goes far enough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-02/pacific-gas-electric-co-pe
Across Georgia

...Savannah-Chatham County police notified officer Bobby Waiters of his suspension pending dismissal in July, and Savannah's city manager denied Waiters' appeal Aug. 18, the Savannah Morning News reported after open records requests.Waiters, who joined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-30/across-georgia
Rants & Raves

...QUESTION: WHEN DOES a nice tract of wooded land become blighted? Answer: When North Augusta City Council and their city manager decide to build a baseball stadium with TIF funds to the detriment of their residents. And the saddest thing is that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-29/rants-raves