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Lee Beard legacy lives on at dedication of new Augusta Commission chamber

...Young said. "That we, in this chamber, can work together in spite of our differences."Former Commissioner and interim Mayor Willie Mays recalled Beard as his partner in the newly consolidated government 20 years ago.He and Beard were the only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-15/lee-beard-legacy-lives-d
Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

...presidential appointment with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He won in a runoff against interim-Mayor Willie Mays that became rife with racial politics when one black candidate ? Helen Blocker-Adams ? threw her support...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-27/copenhaver-served-mayor-
Voters last hope for Blocker-Adams

...lot of people fooled, but not everybody, especially those who wrote checks after she endorsed Deke Copenhaver over interim Mayor Willie Mays in 2005, according to an Augusta commissioner who was there.After the endorsement, a group of "concerned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-05-17/voters-are-bloc
Value of Copenhaver's support in mayor's race argued

...afforded a Co penhaver endorsement despite taking heat for supporting him in the 2005 runoff over a black candidate, interim Mayor Willie Mays, said she'll "shadow him" and make him a "key ally" after she wins the election, but she put some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-10/value-copenhav
Poll shows Hardie Davis leading Augusta mayor's race

...digits in 2005, when she garnered 23 percent of votes and narrowly missed a runoff in which Deke Copenhaver beat former interim mayor Willie Mays. Copenhaver, a thrice-elected mayor, is now term limited."It can change dramatically," she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-03/poll-shows-har
History will be made when Augusta's next mayor is elected

...commissioner, Ed McIntyre, mayor in 1981, and former Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Willie Mays served as interim mayor for six months after the resignation of former Mayor Bob Young, the 18-year-old consolidated government has never...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-08/history-will-be-made-whe
Augusta mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams says she'll bring different dynamic to office

...She faced criticism after a 2005 run for mayor. Finishing third, she endorsed eventual winner Deke Copenhaver over Interim Mayor Willie Mays, who would have become the consolidated government's first black mayor.Q: How would Augusta be different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-21/augusta-mayora
City Ink: Review is in for Laney-Walker revitalization project

...for mayoral candidate Hardie Davis, especially since she endorsed the Boy King during his 2005 runoff with then-interim Mayor Willie Mays.Blocker-Adams had come in third in the election to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Bob Young, who'd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-05-03/city-ink-review
Men would be fine mayors

...businessman who has a stellar history of community statesmanship. He's a former Augusta commissioner. Also, he served as interim mayor for the city of Augusta for a short period of time. He would be a competent and successful public statesman who would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-01-19/men-would-be-fine-mayors
A post-racial pro-tem

...vice versa. In 2005, though, commissioners mercifully left that behind when Willie Mays, who is black, became interim mayor and they kept Commissioner Marion Williams, who is black, as mayor pro-tem.We heartily endorsed that move, even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-01-03/post-racial-pro-tem
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