Coliseum panel member resigns

Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:47 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 10:54 PM
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Donnie Thompson has resigned from the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority.

Mr. Thompson, who was appointed to the board by Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson last year, said if Augusta legislators don’t appreciate the progress the authority has made, he sees no need to waste any more of his time.

A bill to overhaul the authority, reducing it from 12 to seven members, is expected to pass in Atlanta on Friday.

Mr. Thompson said he believes the legislative delegation is breaking up the board because in December it voted down hiring consultant Jerry Dickerson, who wanted to put a $125 million to $250 million entertainment arena on this year’s special-purpose sales tax ballot with a contract that could have made him a millionaire.

“This is the fallout from that,” Mr. Thompson said.

Mr. Thompson resigned Wednesday. Mr. Jackson is looking for a replacement.

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paco2005
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paco2005 04/02/09 - 08:13 pm
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about time they start

about time they start leaving. Nonewe are qualified to even be on a board they know nothing about except that a friend put them there to get some cash in their pockets, and free shows for their families. The city needs to hire someone whom knows the job or a company like the CONVOCATIOB CENTER has to get things running better. Time this city gets rid of all the tax payers waste and starts doing what its getting paid to do. IE: Run this city like ists suppose to be and stopping all the Black VS White racist BS that goes on in this city.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 04/02/09 - 08:16 pm
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paco2005: I agree

paco2005: I agree

Steven Uhles
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Steven Uhles 04/02/09 - 08:51 pm
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For the record, Global

For the record, Global Spectrum, the company that manages the Convocation Center, also manages the Augusta Entertainment Complex.

Debster
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Debster 04/02/09 - 08:59 pm
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The Coliseum board has long

The Coliseum board has long been one of the laughing stocks of the county. But, I agree with Mr. Thompson that he need not waste any more of his time if the legislature doesn't value his and other board members' efforts.

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triscuit 04/02/09 - 09:08 pm
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Donnie Thompson is far too

Donnie Thompson is far too smart and decent a man to waste any time with those clowns. I am surprised it took him this long to leave.

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Taylor B 04/02/09 - 09:21 pm
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Tear the whole thing down.

Tear the whole thing down. Too much government for that building. Good luck Mr. Thomson.

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