I would say "steal" because it rhymes with "mill," but "hustle" is more apt.
We don't blame Jackson for leaving with four months left on his second term to focus on his business and three children who lost their mother,
"I can either let the world raise my kids, or I can raise them," Jackson said last week.
He's looking for a job with regular hours that will allow him to do that. His business, Kirby Locksmith, is doing OK, he said, but he needs something with benefits.
"I'm looking on Web sites," he said. "I've put in applications at several places. My background is industrial electrical. I've been a maintenance guy all my life. I'm going to do what I've got to do to take care of my kids." He said he didn't have time to sit in commission meetings and listen to stuff "that's going to bankrupt this county."
"And going out with this minority firm with this guy that's done federal time is crazy," Jackson added, referring to
Jackson was referring to
IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY ISN'T: IFS came on the
Avery noted that the city's current financial advisor,
Since then, IFS has lobbied commissioners and other elected officials, playing the race card and accusing the city's financial advisor,
Before that vote, McNabb tried to defend herself from what she contends are libelous attacks on her personal and professional reputation, but Walker, McKenzie and Williams kept interrupting her.
THE HARD SELL: In an
"The fees for FA, Bond Counsel and Special Counsel, all of which we have found no record of a procurement process for, are extremely high in comparison to other transactions of similar size and rating," he states.
Walker concludes the lengthy e-mail that examines the city's bond issues since 2000 by stating that Augusta has never used a black firm as a prime contractor with a black population of over 50 percent.
"Here the City has the perfect opportunity to end the troubled track record of economic apartheid, and we urge the Commissioners who believe in fairness and inclusion that the time for minority firm inclusion is now! I have been spending time in
LETTING THE HAMMER DOWN: "We have included on this e-mail community members who are championing the cause of a Minority Prime Contractor with the City through this bond issue," Walker continued. "We want these community members and the incoming Commission members to see, when presented with a completely legitimate opportunity to incorporate inclusion of minority-owned firms, how this current commission responds."
WOULD YOU TRUST YOUR MONEY WITH SOMEBODY WHO'S BEEN CONVICTED OF MAIL FRAUD? Especially if they say the check's in the mail?
A jury convicted Walker of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice and subornation of perjury in
Financial advisors are obligated to disclose any events that might influence their professional conduct or ability to advise their clients. The
In 2009, the regulatory group expelled
THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO FALL PREY TO SNAKE OIL SALESMEN: The only other unsolicited bond bid I recall
On the second one, an agent for
Colclough, with the help of slick consultants, convinced a majority of commissioners to vote for the swap. Soon after the deal was consummated, interest rates fell.
Implementing the swap cost the city about
So the attorneys took home big fat paychecks, and
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