Keep Grady Smith

Super District 10 commissioner still has much to do

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As the current commissioner for Augusta’s Super District 10, Grady Smith knows what direction in which the city of Augusta wants to move. He’s attuned to the goals of his fellow commissioners.

And he’s not quite done serving the community. Voters should cast their ballots May 20 to keep Smith on the commission.

Pretty much all candidates talk about change. Here’s one thing Smith wants to change: pronouns. There’s too much talk in Augusta about “I” and “my” when the conversation, he rightly asserts, should revolve around “us” and “we.”

Smith announced his re-election bid in January at the corner of Windsor Spring Road and U.S. Highway 25 – and for good reason. South Augusta is the next part of the city poised to explode with growth. With Plant Vogtle’s expansion ready to supercharge the economy of neighboring Burke County, south Augusta needs to be ready to take advantage of that. As a commissioner, Smith wants to help.

He also wants to continue his efforts to ensure the most prudent spending of our tax dollars and the best strategies for keeping our streets and our schools safe.

You’d have to look a long time for someone with deeper, prouder local roots than Smith. A lifelong Augusta resident, he best represents the city’s business in part because of his own success in business, having run his own mechanical contracting company since 1975.

Smith isn’t complicated. He’s straightforward. He’s honest. And as someone who never has been a stranger to hard work, he will continue to work hard for the citizens of Augusta. Please vote for him May 20.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 05/12/14 - 06:06 am
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Keep Tony Sobrano. "Faget abot it." LOL LOL
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Keep Tony Sobrano. "Faget abot it" LOL LOL

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/12/14 - 06:47 am
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Plus Josh and Charles Kelley

Plus Josh and Charles Kelley like him. How many Commission candidates get big stars to write and perform a song about them?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/12/14 - 07:40 am
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Ethics

Don't forget how he huffed and puffed when he was outed as doing business with the city, which is a violation of the city's ethics ordinance. Two other commissioners found doing the same thing quickly apologized and ceased the economic activity; but Grady Smith was defiant.

I think it is time for him to go.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/12/14 - 08:13 am
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Crime in south Augusta

Maybe he needs to talk to a few posters on here....the crime in that area has BLOWN UP....they/some are leaving.

triscuit
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triscuit 05/12/14 - 08:30 am
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Grady missed a lot of

Grady missed a lot of meetings. I realize he's had health issues and seems to be better but still. I voted Dial. I want someone in that spot that actually acts interested to be there.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/12/14 - 09:16 am
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Grady Smith has voted against

Grady Smith has voted against the interest of the Southside and WITH the downtown clowns too many times. He even crossed the line and voted with the downtown clowns and against the interest of his constituents when he knew it was the wrong thing to do but thought it might get him out of the frying pan when they were talking about his ethics violation. He as much as admitted he did so as a "gesture". It's time for him to go the way of the dodo bird. I don't know who he THINKS he represents but it sure hasn't been the South end of the county.

Lori Davis
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Lori Davis 05/12/14 - 10:59 am
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Grady Smith is for SPLOST. I

Grady Smith is for SPLOST. I don't consider that,"Ensuring the most prudent spending of our tax dollars."

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shamrock 05/12/14 - 01:15 pm
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South Augusta Needs Growth

I grew up in South Augusta and that area has been snubbed by the elites and blue-blood wanna-be's for decades. Let's hope Burke County will force some growth on the southside ... whether it is Grady Smith or someone else. Let's also keep in mind that one person alone canNOT move that mountain!

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