Smith to announce for Augusta District 10 seat

Grady Smith, co-owner of Smith Brothers Mechanical Contractors Inc. will announce plans to run for the Augusta Commission's super District 10 at 11 a.m. today on the Telfair Street side of Augusta's Municipal Building.

Smith, 62, was endorsed Thursday by incumbent District 10 Commissioner Don Grantham, who has served two consecutive terms and cannot run again this year.

Smith has held leadership roles as president of the Augusta Exchange Club and Augusta Heating and Cooling Association and as member of the Georgia State Plumbing Board, the Board of Trustees of Augusta State University and the Board of Directors of Augusta Golf Association, he said.

"Augusta's a great town," Smith said. "We need to look at what we have and try to move forward, and make it a great place for everybody that lives here."