Originally created 07/10/02

Maybe it's permanent



"He's going to hit the ground running and has got a head start on what we would have had, frankly, if we'd tried to go out and bring somebody in from outside the community."

- Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Chairman Robert Osborne, on the appointment of local businessman Ed Presnell as interim president of the organization, replacing Jim West. Osborne seems to be hinting that despite a nationwide search being planned to find a new chamber president, if Presnell does well, he'll also have a big head start in landing the job permanently.