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Augusta Commission gives OK to hire city administrator

...process Tuesday and nominated Jackson for the hire, with commissioners from each super district, the mayor and mayor pro tem to have input on salary and other negotiations with Jackson.Lockett called the commission "half-cocked" for moving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-16/augusta-commission-gives
Commission to broach administrator search yet again

...Janice Allen Jackson for the top post, perplexed some of his colleagues."I don't know why that's on there," Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson said. "I don't know what that's about."Janice Jackson, who is no relation to the former commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-15/commission-broach-administra
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...conduct any official duties while he faces charges. Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, immediately steps up as speaker...race as "Lucas' to lose.""He's been a good speaker pro tem. He has command of the chamber and lets everybody speak...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-11/south-carolina-house-spe
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell on misconduct charges related to campaign money violations

...the outcome.Rep. Jim Merrill, R-Charleston, suggested Harrell step aside from his leadership post and let Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas make those decisions. Lucas, R-Hartsville, did not immediately return messages.Others calling for Harrell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-10/sc-house-speaker-bobby
Commissioner Donnie Smith resigns

...comment further about the investigation.The announcement shocked some of his commission colleagues, including May or Pro Tem Corey John son, who said he did not expect Smith to resign so soon."It's the first time we have had two different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-08/commissioner-donnie-smit
Augusta Regional Collaboration Project hits snag over restroom renovation

...funds for the project and another, a mills campus proposal.A 2012 memorandum of understanding signed by then-Mayor Pro Tem Joe Bowles states that $100,000 of the funds are to be used for renovations and rehabilitation of the property, although...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-27/augusta-regional-collabo
Commission to discuss Jackson replacement Monday

Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson said Thursday he expects the Augusta Commission to nominate District 6 Commissioner-elect Ben Hasan to replace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-21/commission-discuss-jacks
Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

...not going to be re-elected again?"Hasan joined commissioners Bill Lock ett, Marion Williams, Bill Fennoy and Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson in support of the increase. With five commissioners against ? Donnie Smith, Grady Smith, Mary Davis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-25/mayor-breaks-tie-raise-prope
Nathan Deal accepts Joe Jackson's resignation from Augusta Commission

...Richmond County and the State of Georgia."Deal copied Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson and Richmond County Probate Judge Harry James III in approving Jackson's resignation letter, which is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-22/nathan-deal-accepts-joe-
Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

...but Guilfoyle left the meeting for an appointment. Jackson was present for the 4-4 vote but not the 7-0 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson, Lockett and commissioners Marion Williams and Bill Fennoy voted for the 2-mill hike.Finance Director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-30/augusta-commission-votes