Mayoral candidates backgrounds reviewed by The Chronicle

WHAT’S IN THEIR BACKGROUND?

The Augusta Chronicle reviewed the financial disclosures and court records of each of the candidates for Augusta mayor.

The review of four of the candidates revealed a bankruptcy, a few traffic tickets and two misdemeanor charges, but most paled in comparison to Helen Blocker-Adams’ several civil court judgments for unpaid debts and dispossessory and eviction notices.

 

Helen Blocker-Adams

Blocker-Adams has three unpaid Aiken County court judgments from 1997, 2001 and 2002 resulting from a foreclosure on her home, a repossessed car and a bank loan. Most recently, Ford Motor Co. attempted in September to place a $11,210 lien on her property for the car debt, but found no property to attach it to.

Richmond County Marshals also served Blocker-Adams more than 40 times between June 2007 and January 2013 with eviction or dispossessory notices at two apartment complexes where she was living.

Blocker-Adams’ campaign literature listed her owning of a 501©3 non-profit organization, the Southeast Enterprise Institute, but the group’s nonprofit status was revoked for failure to file tax returns.

 

Charles Cummings

Cummings, the former owner of Super C’s Dance Hall, was ticketed in 2011 for operating a dance hall without a license. Cummings had lost his license after a man was killed there, then had his wife open the club in her name.

Cummings, who no longer owns property in Augusta, said the club’s closure led to his 2012 bankruptcy filing.

 

Hardie Davis

Davis, a state senator and pastor holds fiduciary positions with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Abundant Life Worship Center, which he and his wife founded, and HEB Property Management.

He owns his home on Country Place Drive and another home on Creek Court.

 

Alvin Mason

Mason, an instructional systems specialist at Fort Gordon, owns a home on Frank Warren Drive.

He was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after a 2011 incident involving his ex-wife, but a prosecutor later declined to pursue the charge and the arrest was expunged.

 

Lori Myles

Myles, a language arts teacher at T.W. Josey High School, owns a Willhaven Drive home and a registered 501(c)3 organization, 100 Black Women of Augusta.

She was served earlier this month with notice of nonpayment on a Capital One Bank account.

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