Originally created 08/07/03

Civic center manager hired



Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members approved a contract Thursday with new civic center manager Larry Rogers, making last month's hiring official.

The authority voted almost unanimously to approve Mr. Rogers' two-year, $60,000-a-year contract after an hour of deliberations behind closed doors. Only former authority chairman Bernard Harper abstained. Two members, Bill Maddox and Bonnie Ruben, did not attend the meeting.

This is Mr. Rogers' second turn at the helm of the facility. He last served as civic center manager from 1979 to 1993 when he was fired.