Mayoral candidates backgrounds reviewed by The Chronicle

WHAT’S IN THEIR BACKGROUND?

Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:23 PM
Last updated Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:40 AM
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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her owning of a 501©3 non-profit organization, the Southeast Enterprise Institute, but the group’s nonprofit status was revoked for failure to file tax returns.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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Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/17/14 - 09:12 pm
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Sounds like we need our very

Sounds like we need our very own Manoogian Mansion....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/17/14 - 09:20 pm
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Keeping With Gage's Theme

Rabbits for pets or meat.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/17/14 - 09:21 pm
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Hardie Davis?

So there is nothing much on Hardie Davis? Interesting.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/17/14 - 09:49 pm
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Do One With Copenhaver

Too bad the Chronicle didn't do one of these when Copenhaver was running explaining all the connections. It would be nice to do one now for comparison.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 05/18/14 - 01:46 pm
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Hardie Davis-Georgia Tech seems to be nothing more than a way

to make it look like he is/was a GT graduate. Quote:"Davis, a state senator and pastor holds fiduciary positions with the Georgia Tech Research Institute."

What exactly does that mean? I guess I am dumb but that's OK.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/18/14 - 02:17 pm
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How Is Credit Info Obtained?

We had this discussion the other day of whether a credit check could be done on someone without their permission which the person usually has to give when applying for a loan or something. But the Chronicle has the current adverse credit info on Myles. I wonder how they got that?

Georgia1964
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Georgia1964 05/18/14 - 10:46 pm
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Hardie Davis claims he

Hardie Davis claims he supports public education but yet he voted for HB1162, Charter Bill Amendment. That amendment takes the power from the Local Boards of Education for approval of Charter Schools petitions. He is a supporter of Charter Schools and received funding from major supporters of Charter School from within the state and outside the state the state of Georgia. The Koch Brothers were major contributors to his senate coffier. HD received an "F" for support of public schools. He was not proactive in the reduction of Furlough Days for educators, but he boast about graduating from Hephzibah High School. Where was Pastor Davis in the 180 days of instruction for the children of Georgia and fully funding education. Clearly, his record shows he wasn't thinking about Augusta-Richmond County citizens during his tenure as Senator. According to the Secretary of State website, he declares to be a Democrat. After reviewing his voting record from the State of Georgia website, every vote he cast was aligned with the Republican party. Don't be fooled with the rhetoric that he speaks, do some research. He is not lily white as some would want you to believe. He has consistently sold out the educators of Richmond County again and again. Educators of Richmond County don't be fooled by the eloquence of his voice. Now he wants the citizens of Richmond County to elect him as our next mayor. Pastor Hardie Davis is not the person that Augusta-Richmond County needs as the next mayor. Peter denied Jesus three times. How many times will Pastor Hardie Davis deny the citizens, children, and educators of Augusta-Richmond County? Cast your vote for hardie and you will find out how many.

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rebellious 05/19/14 - 02:34 am
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Six Posts

and not one mention of SPLOST VII and how we should elect a mayor based on how his/her one vote for SPLOST VII will change the wworld we know as Augusta Georgia. Amazing.

And guess what, when you have no court judgements. court cases, or judicial rulings against you a search shows up with zero results. Probably a conspiracy by Billy Morris if you search up clean. And a smear campaign if you show over 40 hits of eviction and multiple lawsuits for unpaid rulings.

Yea, that danged Billy Morris and the blue eyed white man trying to keep us down.

Gotta be something sneaky about a reverend with a church and a positive record of service in the State Senate. Somebody find the Pig. Or where he sold the church building to the city for a profit. Or didn't pay his taxes. And surely he took a swipe at someone enough to bring the Roundtree Road Patrol to his house!

Crickets.....chirp, chirp, chirp....

Vote Hardie Davis for Mayor. Cause it's the right thing to do. And you know it!!!!

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lgr 05/19/14 - 01:15 pm
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capital one

if she was served by the marshall's office it is a matter of public record

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Lori Davis 05/19/14 - 01:36 pm
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Here is what you need to know about Hardie

Ok folks. Let's get real here. Why would anybody vote for Hardie Davis? He is for SPLOST7 which gives money to special interest projects up front well before any infrastructure projects are addressed. He voted as a Senator to give Ga.Power advanced profits on Plant Vogtle costing the tax payers a 7% increase on their tax bills. He says Richmond County property taxes are too low. He voted to exempt industry from paying local sales taxes on energy costing Augusta three million dollars last year. He abstained or did not vote on over two dozen bills, and he was the only legislator to abstain on the gun rights bill. Is he really good for AUGUSTA? Just asking.

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