20 years later, Augusta-Richmond County consolidation still gets mixed reviews

...said he still holds out hope that the city's government will work the way he envisioned.One person who doesn't is Ralph Walker, a retired longtime Augusta State professor, consolidation researcher and a member of the Committee for Progress...

Vote to consolidate Augusta-Richmond County governments marks its 20th anniversary

...and its passage "could signal the start of a whole new era of racial cooperation," said political science professor Ralph Walker, who helped in the effort, when it passed.In heavily-white south Richmond County, a lesser 54.3 percent approved...

Value of Copenhaver's support in mayor's race argued

...said. The group will make its endorsements this week.Retired Georgia Regents University political science professor Ralph Walker said candidates typically seek the endorsement by an incumbent, whoever it is.Copenhaver "is rather popular. He...

Watchers weigh effect of Helen Blocker-Adams' move

...She's still relevant to this community," Young said.Retired Georgia Regents University political science professor Ralph Walker predicted "that Helen will probably be in the runoff," an ironic detail in Augusta elections."History in Richmond...

Former commissioner, former solicitor vie for Super District 9 commission seat

...He's going to be himself, and everybody knows what you get from Marion," he said.Which is unpredictability, said Ralph Walker, an Au gus ta State University political science professor emeritus. He notes that Williams didn't always march...

Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government endorses incumbents in local races

...represent the entire district," he said. "What ever we're doing here, they're pushing out into the community."Ralph Walker, a political science professor emeritus at Augusta State University and a regular Good Government attendee, said the...

Augusta administrator Fred Russell to speak at Good Government forum tonight

...in last year's elections.Members of its board of directors have included former Commissioner Tommy Boyles, Isdell and longtime Augusta State University political science professor Ralph Walker, according to the committee's Web site.

Pros and cons of Sunday alcohol sales

...substance can create additional problems in the community." Retired Augusta State University political science professor Ralph Walker said he expected a city deeply rooted in the Bible Belt to vote the measure down. GOP party Chairman Dave Barbee recalled...

Split House delegation could benefit Augusta

...the area. "In spite of being in the minority, he will still have a strong voice because of his seniority," said Ralph Walker, a political science professor at Augusta State University. "He knows his way around the hill. He still has access...

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Turnout likely low for District 22 election

...Mrs. Bailey has said the election will cost $70,000 to $80,000, with 46 of the city's 52 precincts open. Ralph Walker, a longtime political observer and director of the Research Center at Augusta State University, predicts turnout of...