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Ken Echols, Donnie Smith vie for Augusta Commission District 7

Ken Echols and Donnie Smith are running for the Augusta Commission District 7 seat.
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.
Land sale policy to be discussed

More "business" could be injected into how the Richmond County Board of Education sells unwanted property. Ken Echols, the chairman of the building committee, said his committee will discuss changing the current practice of selling land...
Rants and Raves

...Thank you for handling yourself with class and dignity - something board members like A.K. Hasan, Joe Scott and Ken Echols know nothing about. CHEERS TO THE JURY that gave Moussaoui life. I would rather pay for his keep than see him become...
Metro | Rants and raves
Legal fees dumped on Larke

...not to pay his legal fees for his contract negotiations. As board members emerged from a two-hour closed session, Ken Echols said the board had made the decision not to pay Stan Hawkins, Dr. Larke's attorney. If the superintendent wants...
Metro | T.W. Josey High School
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...
Larke loans investigated

...dollars in taxpayer money for loans to school employees. During the past week, school board members Helen Minchew, Ken Echols and A.K. Hasan have confirmed to The Augusta Chronicle that board attorney Pete Fletcher is investigating the allegations...
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