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Say 'no' to higher taxes

...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 one another to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-08-18/say-no-higher-ta
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 a short list...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-05/russells-name-surfaces-c
Tax protests, goats making news this week

...Commissioners were still voting along racial lines. The TEE Center was still stuck on stupid. Then- Administrator Fred Russell was still in hot water, and then-Commissioner Johnny Hatney was still trying to get Thompson Building Wreck ing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-16/tax-protests-go
3 top picks to replace City Administrator Fred Russell named

...Albany, Ga., Jackson joined Stephen Layson and Oscar Rodriguez as Mayor Deke Copenhaver's top picks to replace Fred Russell after a nationwide search. Layson is the chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga., and Rodriguez is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-09/3-top-picks-replace-city
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:WHY ARE THEY recruiting people from out of state for Fred Russell's replacement? Why can't they recruit someone locally or at least within the state? WHY DOESN'T SHERIFF Whittle ever call...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/rants-raves
Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver foiled again

...immediately hire a firm to conduct a nationwide search for a new administrator in December, the day they fired administrator Fred Russell and waste $25,000 if they were going to wait until a new mayor was on board?" I pondered aloud."Maybe they weren't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-07-26/augusta-mayor-d
Ramblin' Rhodes: James Brown memorabilia is right here in Augusta

...left at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, many of these items do need to be saved. I'll contact the Mayor and Fred Russell this morning and propose the possibility."The very next day, Glaser told me the good news that those items that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-15/ramblin-rhodes-james-
Fred Russell's firing one of year's top stories

...sometimes tumultuous 12-year run in Augusta government for Fred Russell, the former Virginia police officer who served nearly...said some kind of decision will be announced soon."Fred Russell would be a dynamic addition to anyone's organization...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-30/fred-russells-firing-one
Fred Russell won't run for Augusta mayor

...files from his work computer and city servers before his termination took effect Jan. 1, former Augusta Administrator Fred Russell took his name out of the running for mayor Tuesday.In what was expected to be his official election announcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-04/fred-russell-wont-run-au
Jackson becomes Fred Russell fan, slams mayoral field

A month ago, Commis sioner Joe Jackson voted to fire city Ad min istrator Fred Russell. Now he's singing Russell's praises and supporting him for mayor.After hearing about Jack son's change of heart, I called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-01-11/jackson-becomes