Augusta, GA -
Tuesday morning, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver released a statement on the firing of Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell after a vot by the Augusta Commission on Monday.
Read the text of the statement below:
"Having worked with Fred for eight years now I consider him a man who kept the greater good of our city as a whole at the forefront of his decision making process. His job was never easy and I respect his commitment to always moving Augusta forward. I respect the will of the body and truly hope the Commission will work with me to help find a qualified replacement as this will not be an easy task but is something we should all take very seriously at a critical juncture for a city we love and are blessed to serve. With all of the transformational initiatives we are currently working on for Augusta the stakes couldn't be higher and I have faith that my elected colleagues will work together to ensure that they come to fruition."
To view our story from Monday on Russell's firing click here.
To view our story from last week about Russell and the Commission talking about his retirement, and changes that needed to be made in Augusta government, click here.