Cedric Johnson considered by lawmakers for coliseum post

Officials are one vote away from nominating local banker Cedric Johnson as the chair of the new Richmond County Coliseum Authority.

In an e-mail today, state Sen. Ed Tarver said there are two senators and two house members supporting Mr. Johnson, a former chairman of the Augusta Aviation Commission, for the position.

However, delegation rules require that three House members support the candidate to make an appointment.

Mr. Tarver said they are still waiting to hear a response from Reps. Wayne Howard, Quincy Murphy and Gloria Frazier.

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