News 12 at six o'clock, December 18, 2007
Augusta, GA---Tuesday marked the final day on the job for some very vocal commissioners. City leaders gathered to honor outgoing commissioners Marion Williams, Andy Cheek, and Bernard Harper. This rounds out both Williams and Cheek's 8 year term. Commissioner Harper was recently defeated in a run-off with Alvin Mason.
The incoming and outgoing commissioners gathered at the same table for lunch at the Old Government House on Telfair Street.
There was lots of food, and lots of fellowship. Commissioners even left with parting gifts. So is this the end of the road in politics for the three? Will they run again?
"Well maybe you know you can wait run term and run again...if the community need somebody, says Marion Williams.
"Never saying never...right now I'm saying I won't. It depends on if I get the call from the community and they feel they want me to step up to the plate again," says Bernard Harper.
Commissioner Andy Cheek says his immediate plan is to take the kids to Disney World. He says, "Um...I'm gone run for retirement for a while."