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Augusta Richmond County Coliseum Authority members appear ready to save us from themselves today.

Members last month set the stage to hire an Atlanta promoter at an initial cost of $150,000 a year to push for a new arena of up to 20,000 seats costing up to $250 million.

This, despite the fact that voters have turned down such a proposal in better times - and despite the fact that there's no visible support from voters or the Augusta commissioners who would have to put it on a ballot.

The good news is Chairman Richard Isdell says the authority today seems likely to vote against the hiring of promoter Jerry Dickerson.

We don't know what got into authority members - maybe voters got in their face? - but we're glad. It was a cockamamie scheme from the start in any economic times, and a looming disaster in today's economy.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 12/16/08 - 07:19 am
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Disband the Coliseum

Disband the Coliseum Authority today!!!

Bizarro
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Bizarro 12/16/08 - 08:36 am
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A vote of no confidence is in

A vote of no confidence is in order.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 12/16/08 - 09:08 am
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Appointed boards who serve

Appointed boards who serve despite no authority of the voters to remove them run amok. These folks have embarrassed us enough. What can be done to remove all of them immediately? Why not lease the facility to one of these entertainment management groups and get these morons completely out of the picture. This would stop all the bs and put an end to any expenses for operating this venue. We would only make money for a change.

getalife
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getalife 12/16/08 - 09:14 am
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The Coliseum Authority should

The Coliseum Authority should be eliminated. These people don't have a clue as to what Augusta/Richmond County needs and wants.

jack
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jack 12/16/08 - 03:40 pm
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But heck, if you do away with

But heck, if you do away with the CA, we won't have any public entertainment such as member fights and sex to see and read about.

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