City Ink: Budgets show Augusta commissioners' love of travel

...then-Commissioner Ulmer Bridges proposed splitting the travel money evenly among commissioners.And in 2006, then-Commissioner Joe Bowles stirred up a hornet's nest when he proposed allocating a percentage of the travel money for each commissioner to spend...

Mayor pro tem could learn from Joe Bowles

This is regarding commissioner Joe Bowles' recent proposal to take a 15 percent pay cut of his salary, his invitation for the rest of the Augusta commissioners to do the...

Letters | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
City Ink: Fable has lesson for Augusta Commission

...reorganization seemed to fall on deaf ears.In an attempt to buffer his argument, Williams said former Commissioner Joe Bowles had served, ex officio, on the planning commission, but Bowles said he'd never served on that board.Williams also...

District 3 needs Bowles

Joe Bowles is perfect for Augusta's District 3 commission seat. Others have extolled...honesty, reason and with a new vision for Augusta are needed desperately. Joe Bowles is just what the doctor ordered. Please vote for change. Vote for Joe...

Letters | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Bowles seeks new gas policy

Augusta Commissioner Joe Bowles wants his colleagues to revise the policy that allows commissioners...Commissioners who do want to revamp the policy: Commissioner Joe Bowles Commissioner Jerry Brigham: "I think the past use calls for it...

Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Incumbent Bowles pushes smaller government

Never one to hedge, Joe Bowles says he wasn't being facetious when he said in a recent Internet...706) 823-3225 or johnny.edwards@augustachronicle.com. JOE BOWLES AGE: 39 FAMILY: Wife, Sandy; daughter, Palmer, 7; son, Jeb...

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Let Augustans eat cake

...Here's the picture being painted: that spoiled little Joe Bowles and other commissioners could have benefited the city...put an emphasis on "inclusion." They want to paint Joe Bowles and Mayor Deke Copenhaver as negligent for not going...

Editorials | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Rants & Raves

...say I am extremely impressed with Joe Bowles for attending and speaking at the...it was very cool. Thank you, Joe Bowles. You have actually made me consider moving back home.JOE BOWLES IS a "class act." Mayor Deke is...

Tour reveals where sun shines in Augusta

...week in city government was the tour of Commissioner Joe Bowles' District 3. Only three commissioners and Mayor Deke...fists and bricks ended in gun fire." Timothy Bowles was Joe Bowles' great-great-grandfather, the first family ancestor...

City Ink | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Bowles named mayor pro tem

...Tuesday, voting 8-1-1 for District 3 Commissioner Joe Bowles to assume the city's No. 2 post.The vote broke a...during a ceremony Tuesday. Commissioners then voted for Joe Bowles to assume the No. 2 position of mayor pro tempore.

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