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Mayor available to meet with public Friday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:50am

Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. will hold his first “office hours” opportunity at a south Augusta doughnut shop Friday afternoon, according to a news release.

Davis touted the program during his campaign as a way for regular Augustans to meet with the mayor in an informal setting away from the Municipal Building.

The first hour will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in District 6’s new Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at 3110 Peach Orchard Road. District 6 Commissioner Ben Hasan will join Davis at the meeting.

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Chancellor discusses Azziz

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:27am

Here is a question-and-answer exchange Thursday with Hank Huckaby, the Georgia university system chancellor on the future of GRU President Ricardo Azziz.


Q: Is he going to resign today?

A: I understand there is a letter to that effect in my office right now. We’ve had conversations. He made that revelation to his staff already.


Q: Is there going to be a regents meeting today?

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Mexican gets 18-year drug sentence

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:05am

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Mexican citizen living in rural south Georgia has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a drug plot.

According to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eric Arrana-Garcia, 39, who lived in Blackshear, Ga., was sentenced last week by United States District Judge William T. Moore, Jr. to 18 years in prison for his role in a meth conspiracy operating in southeast Georgia and elsewhere.

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Azziz June 30 resignation accepted

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:30am

The Georgia regents have accepted the resignation of GRU President Ricardo Azziz effective June 30.

Azziz did not attend the meeting, and the regents, themselves, made no comments afterward and referred all questions to a spokesman.

Hank Huckaby, Georgia university system chancellor, said this morning he had a letter from Azziz on his desk and that Azziz’s decision to leave was voluntary.

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