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Interim Augusta public works chief proposed

Augusta's next public works director will come from the ranks of Augusta industry if a majority of commissioners approve a plan by their administrator. Administrator Randy Oliver has proposed hiring an executive from industry with a management and engineering background to head the department for three to four months while the city conducts another nationwide search. The proposal could avert a budding public controversy over the choice of a director for that department such as the full-blown one that erupted over a fire chief earlier this year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/27/met_205933.shtml
Metro
Judge is overruled; city race politics

...Randy Oliver recommended the white projects director for Jefferson Parrish, La., as "the best qualified" for public works chief, Cheek and Williams obviously had forged a majority with the black commissioners to vote no. Then Cheek, Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/10/op_295515.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Kent: South and west Augusta coalition, RIP

...although he admits to "some micro-managing." The commissioner defends the naming of Teresa Smith as the new public works chief, noting she is articulate and qualified. He bristles at suggestions he undermined Oliver by agreeing with his newly-forged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/01/op_297633.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
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