Deke Copenhaver said hes tired of being asked "What's going on with Augusta?" and wants to help lead the city to its potential, which is what motivated the executive director of the Central Savannah River Land Trust to run for mayor. He told this to a group of nearly 100 supporters in officially announcing his candidacy this morning at the Augusta Common.
Topping his goals for the city are spurring economic development and literally cleaning up the gateways to the city.
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