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2 Augusta commissioners want to let administrator hire, fire department heads

...department heads, including the administrator and general counsel, subject to commission approval, while all would serve at his...request excludes five staffers ? the administrator, general counsel, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise coordinator, Equal Employment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-02/2-augusta-commissioners-
Davis pitches 'strong mayor' plan in south Augusta

...including a veto of commission actions, require legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly, according to Augusta General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie.Davis also wants authority to approve contracts, set a budget and audit city finances, among other things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-24/davis-pitches-strong-may
Alabama coaches Nick Saban and Jay Seawell develop strong bond

...office and Saban recounts the tale whenever Seawell brings a recruit to visit him.This golf season, Saban can offer Seawell counsel on the potentially suffocating pressures of being a two-time defending national champion.He's been there, done that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-02-18/alabama-coaches-nick-saba
Rain charge held for more discussion

...taking an action such as this that would only be applicable to a sub-part of the commission-council," responded General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie.Commissioner Bill Fennoy suggested commissioners who didn't attend the state and national conferences...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/rain-charge-held-more-di
American Express loses case involving retailer policies

...card market is broken and the consequence has been high fees for merchants and consumers," said Mallory Duncan, general counsel for the National Retail Federation, which represents most of the nation's most well-known retail companies.The ruling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/american-express-loses-cas
Ex-Atlanta fire chief brings suit against city, mayor

...In America, a religious or ideological test cannot be used to fire a public servant," Alliance Defen ding Freedom senior counsel David Cortman said in a release."The very faith that led me to pursue my career has been used to take it from me," Cochran...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-18/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-brings-
STATE OF GEORGIA * COUNTY OF RICHMOND FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE W...

...indebtedness, all as provided in said Deed to Secure Debt, and the balance, if any, will be distributed as provided by law. BY COUNSEL: Nathan M. Jolles FRANKIE J. HOWELL as attorney-in-fact for Law Offices of Nathan M. Jolles, PC Marvin E. Blandin...

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Closed-door personnel matters dominate commission meeting

...occupied Augusta Commission members and the mayor for hours Monday, though no formal action resulted.At one point, general counsel Andrew MacKenzie and staff attorneys Kenneth Bray, Jody Smither man and Kayla Cooper were sent out from a closed-door session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/commissioners-discuss-pe
Referees union backs female NBA official after criticism from Clippers' Chris Paul

...leagues after six seasons in the minors.Holtkamp is one of two active female officials in the NBA.Lee Seham, the general counsel of the National Basketball Referees Association, said in a statement that his group reviewed Holtkamp's calls and "deems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-02-06/referees-union-backs-female-n
Augusta whistleblowers have mixed feelings about new Veterans Affairs bill

...He has opened a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel for relief.Since last April, when VA whistleblower complaints...Salisbury, N.C., continues to work with the Office of Special Counsel to reinstate her employment with back pay and get reimbursement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-06/augusta-whistleblowers-have-