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North Augusta names new city administrator

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 8:27 PM
Last updated Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 1:42 AM
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NORTH AUGUSTA — Todd Glover will be North Augusta’s new city administrator, Mayor Lark Jones announced.

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Glover replaces Sam Bennett, who left in September.

Glover, who served three years as assistant Aiken County administrator, will begin his new job in early January.

He has lived in North Augusta for nine years with his wife, Jeanie, and daughters Reagan, 13, and Morgan, 10. He said the quality of life led him to North Augusta.

“My wife and I were looking at where we wanted to build a house, and we started looking at quality-of-life issues,” he said. “North Augusta appealed to us … we love the neighborhoods, the recreation programs, the Greeneway and the Public Safety Department has an excellent reputation too.”

He said he’s excited to get involved with some of the city’s ongoing projects, such as Northview Park being built on Murrah Road.

“I think that’s going to be a great addition to the city,” he said.

Glover said working for North Augusta is one of the best jobs in the state because it has a well-run government and excellent reputation, he said.

North Augusta has done a “fantastic job of maintaining what they have,” Glover said, pointing out that the city has not had to cut services or lay off employees.

He said maintaining North Augusta’s level of excellence in a difficult economy will be his focus.

Jones said Glover stood out from a crowd of candidates.

“It was unusual that he was right here under our noses, but a very good coincidence,” Jones said in a news release. “Todd knows folks on both sides of the river and is fully abreast of all the issues affecting our city. I look forward to his leadership and continue to see a bright future for North Augusta.”

Glover, an Aiken County native, graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1996. In 1998, he received a master’s in public administration from Augusta State University, where he is now the chairman of the community advisory program for the Master of Public Administration Program.

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wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 12/01/11 - 08:19 am
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Well done North Augusta.(no
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Well done North Augusta.(no need to roam choose from home.)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/01/11 - 08:23 am
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A coach with good players

A coach with good players will look like a genius. On the other hand, there is Augusta with an 0-10 record.

TK3
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TK3 12/01/11 - 09:29 am
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North Augusta, with absurd

North Augusta, with absurd speed limits on even 4 lane roads, is well known as a speed trap but then somebody besides the citizens, few businesses left and even some rich river folks, have to pay (and pay) for the Big Brother planners and their grand new N.A. government palace.

PS: No, I never got a ticket but seen many stopped.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/01/11 - 09:52 am
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39Backagain, not sure why

39Backagain, not sure why your post was pulled, but thanks. For those on the Carolina side of the river maybe Mr. Glover can work to protect the river. North Augusta seems to take far more interest in the river than Columbia or Richmond counties. N Augusta realizes its importance and wants to buy the dam downstream to maintain the full pool.

As far as Deepstep, stay close to the Georgia side when you enter it. Stumps are everywhere (sounds like politics) and unless the water is very high, you'll hit them. The GA side is a safe channel. As far as the right time to go, it all depends on the water level which depends on the two dams. Generally this time of year it's pretty good all the time. I did go to Deepstep last week and caught nothing, however.

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Little Lamb 12/01/11 - 09:54 am
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Fishermen have been known to

Fishermen have been known to fib about their fishing holes.

;-)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/01/11 - 10:03 am
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Ha....We need a crossed

Ha....We need a crossed fingers symbol for comments online by politicians and fishermen.

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Farmboy 12/01/11 - 11:38 am
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Awesome!

Awesome!

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