Newly appointed coliseum member bows out before being sworn in

Saturday, May 30, 2009 8:47 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 10:55 PM
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One of the newly-appointed members of the revamped Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has bowed out before being sworn in.

According to Tuesday’s Augusta Commission meeting agenda, Charles E. Harris has resigned, and Shirley Darby will be appointed in his place.

Mr. Harris was the first pick of Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Mason, who wanted to name him to the new panel in April before learning that the coliseum authority restructuring bill would prevent any sitting member from being reappointed for one year after the bill became effective. Mr. Harris, an Army vet and food manager at East Augusta Middle School, later became one of the three appointments by the five Augusta commissioners whose districts fall within super District 9.

Ms. Darby, a professor at Augusta Technical College, had been a pick of Commissioner Calvin Holland, who expressed disappointment to super District 9 Commissioner J.R. Hatney when she wasn’t among the three nominated on May 19. “She will be a tremendous asset to the coliseum authority and I support her wholeheartedly,” Mr. Holland said. Asked why Mr. Harris resigned, he referred questions to Mr. Mason, who did not return phone messages Saturday.

The five other appointees are, from District 9, Augusta Technical College marketing director Bonita Jenkins and Murphey Middle School counselor and former Soul Generals musician Joseph Collier, and from district 10, Fat Man’s Riverfront Cafe owner Brad Usry, insurance agent Louis C. “Hap” Harris and banker David Hogg Sr. The legislative delegation hasn’t yet appointed the seventh member, who will be chairman or chairwoman.

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mad_max
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mad_max 05/30/09 - 08:17 pm
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Watching this Authority seems

Watching this Authority seems to be the most entertainment that comes out of our coliseum. The names change but the entertainment remains the same.

justus4
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justus4 05/30/09 - 08:57 pm
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This move was necessary and
Unpublished

This move was necessary and probably believed to be the best CHANGE, which can provide significant intellectual credibility to the Authority. It appears they are working hard to get it right...ya know, just the right balance.

mad_max
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mad_max 05/30/09 - 09:14 pm
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The Coliseum Authority

The Coliseum Authority doesn't need intellectual credibility. It needs some business sense and and a little entertainment experience. The "just the right balance" thing is killing us. Just the right balance around here is guaranteed stagnation.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/30/09 - 09:22 pm
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I would run so far and so

I would run so far and so fast if they tried to get me to serve on this thing...

hockeymann
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hockeymann 05/30/09 - 09:24 pm
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Well, they can all go to you

Well, they can all go to you know where, far as I'm concerned. I
understand the CA and Global Spectrum reportedly don't want ice hockey back, and its said they killed a recent effort to get a
new SPHL franchise...Without hockey, the entire building can
remain an indoor graveyard, like it is now...

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 05/30/09 - 09:38 pm
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What in the He** does working

What in the He** does working at Augusta Tech have to do with being qualified to be on the coliseum authority? Let me guess, we have 100% of the authority the hand puppet of a politician, with 50% white and 50% Africin American? Great, now we can have votes on what kind of cups to use at the place divided along racial lines.

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 05/30/09 - 11:34 pm
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A sure fire way to not get

A sure fire way to not get something voted on. What do "they" do? Not show up at the meetings just like "they" do at the Augusta Commision. Augusta will NEVER suceed at anything other than drug deals and a drive by here and there.

Ode
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Ode 05/31/09 - 12:59 am
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I would be embarrassed to

I would be embarrassed to live in Augusta/Richmond County. Welcome to the Garden City aka mini-Memphsi!!!

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 05/31/09 - 05:22 am
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It's going to be more of the

It's going to be more of the same. You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear!

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