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Where Augusta Commission District 7 candidates Ken Echols, Donnie Smith stand on key issues

Augusta Commission District 7 candidates Ken Echols and Donnie Smith discuss the stormwater fee, raising taxes, the convention center and the city administrator.
Middle school talks coming

...problems that plague middle schools are ready to reach out to the community for help with solutions. School board member Ken Echols is following through on his call last year for a summit of middle school parents. The summit, which will be held Feb...
Metro | Deke Copenhaver
Patience fading over contract

...Superintendent Charles Larke to step down. "I like Dr. Larke. We've been good friends for years," school board member Ken Echols said. "We need to look at what's best for the school system." That would be the superintendent's retirement...
Hasan might get consulting post

...Charles Larke out of office and into a consulting position, A.K. Hasan could soon be a consultant, too. Board member Ken Echols said Tuesday there is talk behind the scenes for Mr. Hasan to be paid as a consultant to the local legislative delegation...
Schools discuss driver

...from their homes Thursday apparently refused help from another bus driver who stopped to give aid. School board member Ken Echols, whose district includes Tutt Middle School, where at least two of the pupils were enrolled, said he learned this...
Metro | Richmond County Crime
Similar message, different backgrounds in District 7 Augusta Commission race

...neighborhoods north and south of Washington Road, from Lake Olmstead in the east to the Columbia County line. Donnie Smith and Ken Echols are seeking the post.Knocking on doors and shaking hands through parts of the district Wednesday, Smith said he's...
School board glances at budget

...but that's no excuse for not scouring the budget for cost savings. So says nine-year Board of Education veteran Ken Echols. Last week, he was the only board member to vote against a property tax increase to fund the school system's budget...
Metro | Coliseum Authority
Tax package lacks Echols' confidence

...list of projects, which would be funded through a special purpose local option sales tax. Building committee Chairman Ken Echols, who wasn't at the retreat, said Wednesday, however, that the projects don't have his support. "I just don't...
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School trustees criticize probes

...assistant was accused of fighting with a parent at Collins Elementary School. But at least two school board members - Ken Echols and Jimmy Atkins - complain that the district's investigations stretch on forever, including a probe of Principal...
Rants and Raves

...Maybe they ought to try a Plexiglas wall like the NHL. A FEW DISGRUNTLED drivers. The Board of Education, including Ken Echols, just thought it was a few disgruntled drivers? Look now at the many. Maybe if he'd listened to us 10 years ago...
Metro | Rants and raves