Comments from readers:
ALL I CAN SAY is that Fred Russell had a good run. Basically, he was not qualified to be in that position. Always remember the old saying that “you can’t make silk out of a sow’s ear,” which fits Russell to a T. He lasted so long because of the constant bickering among the bumbling commissioners.
WHY WOULD YOU make Mike Blanchard over the IT department when you also have Gary Hewett?
CAN’T YOU PRINT the fact that Scott Dean cannot be let out of prison unless his accuser is arrested for false statements made under oath since she recanted her accusation of molestation against him. This was explained in an article in your newspaper.
I AM AFRAID I have no sympathy with those complaining about bus service to get to the reform school at the Tubman Education Center. Look, you got yourself kicked out of your assigned school for bad behavior, so you don’t deserve special treatment regarding bus service.
RAVE TO THE Augusta Commission. It is about time it saw the light and fired Fred Russell. Maybe this town can move forward now.
IT IS DISGUSTING the way they treated Fred Russell. They should have given him an opportunity to retire.
FRED RUSSELL IS a good man and he has been a good administrator. His biggest problem is he needs to go to personality school and charm school. He doesn’t need to be so direct. I wish him a lot of luck. I think he’s a fine person.
NOW THAT THEY have fired Fred Russell, they need to fire the commissioners, too.
I DON’T KNOW Fred Russell, but from what I have seen and heard, it was probably time for him to go, but the way it was done was racist and cowardly.
I THINK IT IS an awful thing that the commissioners did that. I think he should run for the mayor of Augusta. He is most humble man down there. Those commissioners need to regroup, including mine.
RAVE FOR The Augusta Chronicle’s sports editors. You finally had a day without Lindsey Vonn in the paper. Thank you.
I THINK THE Augusta Commission is a bunch of bozos. Come election time, I’m going to send them back to the circus.