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City Ink: Politicians stuffed with favors at potluck

...since they both go round and round.There was a dispute before the dinner about who would play Santa Claus. The white commissioners wanted Harris. The black commissioners wanted Commissioner-elect Dennis Williams. So they asked them both to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-12-13/city-ink-politi
Old vs. new: What actions will be required of Augusta's next mayor?

...all six black commissioners are going to agree with Davis, or themselves, on all critical issues, just as all white commissioners haven't agreed with Mayor Copenhaver on the same. Remember the proposed baseball park downtown and other visions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-19/old-vs-new-what-
Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver foiled again

...going to step over the line again and vote with the white commissioners because the last time he did, it didn't turn...west. It's the black commissioners versus the white commissioners."On the subject of trust, Elam said you have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-07-26/augusta-mayor-d
Administrator candidate said he was wrong color for Augusta job

...Since July, the racial balance on the commission has shifted from 5-5 to 6-3 with the resignations of white commissioners Joe Jackson and Donnie Smith.Commissioner Ben Hasan, elected in July but appointed last month to serve the remaining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-12/administrator-candidate-
Don't be out of touch

...not understand why they were voted into office.That vote on improving downtown Augusta was put together by the white commissioners, and they knew that the blacks would not go along, so they found a way by playing with words to get the votes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-10/dont-be-out-touch
Quit the deadlock

...bad idea. Those numbers cause deadlock and distrust. The whites are on guard and the blacks do not trust the white commissioners.So nothing gets done ? and Columbia County and North Augusta are loving it. All they have to do is improve the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-02-09/quit-deadlock
Back into the rough

...splitting votes by race Tuesday and grinding progress to a screeching halt. Black commissioners opposed, and white commissioners supported, having a professional company run the city golf course.Their loggerheads caused the management company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-02-08/back-rough
Commissioners discuss decorum

...Commissioner Matt Aitken's tendency to vote predictably with his white colleagues, after Fennoy voted with several white commissioners to hire Mc Donald Transit to run the city bus service."It's very difficult when you say 'do as I say not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-08-26/commissioners-discuss-de
U.S. judge releases Augusta district map

...school board and legislature.The district, which became majority-black in the early 2000s, has elected a white commissioner and school board member since consolidation.Hall's map, which was awaited by parties on both sides of a federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-06-05/us-judge-relea
Augusta voting district lines will stand, judge rules

...43 percent black and 54.26 percent black or mixed-race. The south Augusta district has been represented by a white commissioner and school board members since consolidation.Using the Georgia Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-06-19/augusta-voting