Commission fires city attorney

By: Jonathan Martin Email
By: Jonathan Martin Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock, June 5, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga---Augusta city attorney Eugene Jessup was fired by the Augusta commission Tuesday afternoon. Nine commissioners were present for the vote. All thos present voted in favor of his termination, except for Jimmy Smith.

Mayor Copenhaver asked Jessup to resign a month ago, but he did not.
Jessup was hired in January to replace attorney Steve Shepard.
Since then, he's had run-ins with some commissioners after he seized the hard drive of an attorney under him. He also wanted her fired for doing personal business on the city computer.

There is no word yet on Jessup's replacement.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 7852342 -
Gray Television, Inc.