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Fired Augusta parks chief loses suit against city

...plaintiff in the lawsuit, Hall wrote.The judge also ruled against Beck on his claim that former City Admin is trator Fred Russell defamed him when he outlined the allegations against Beck and recommended to commissioners that they fire him. Hall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-05/fired-augusta-parks-ch
2 Augusta commissioners want to let administrator hire, fire department heads

...power out of the commission's hands and giving it to any other hands," he said, recalling former Administrator Fred Russell's decision to give out 44 hefty raises during a 2011 government restructuring."If you put that power in one person's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-02/2-augusta-commissioners-
As approval nears, residents left in dark on rain tax

...given many raises, which might be true. But among the ones they have given are some whoppers.Former Administrator Fred Russell was almost burned at the stake in 2011 for granting 44 employees raises totaling about $350,000 a year during a government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-02-14/approval-nears-
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
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
Commissioner: Discuss giving administrator authority to hire and fire

...option of giving himself more authority.Commissioner Marion Williams opposed the change and cited former administrator Fred Russell's awarding of raises to numerous department heads as reason to keep the structure as is."That's what happens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/commissioner-discuss-giv
Housing department wants Augusta Commission out of decision making

...currently out of funds.Besides Wheeler, the parties to have signed off on most of the contracts ? former Administrator Fred Russell, whom the commission fired in December 2013, and former Mayor Deke Copenhaver ? are now gone."What I understand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-11/housing-department-wants
Top stories of 2014: SPLOST 7 fails at polls

...that led to SPLOST 7's failure.On the heels of the commission's December 2013 termination of city administrator Fred Russell, Mayor Deke Copenhaver took an active hand in cutting a $721 million wish list of projects from the $194.3 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-29/top-stories-2014-splost-
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