Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver (WRDW-TV)
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Augusta commissioners voted 9-1 to give Mayor Deke Copenhaver sign-off powers after Administrator Fred Russell leaves at the end of the year.
Mayor pro-tem Corey Johnson will take on the job temporarily when Copenhaver isn't present. In today's vote, Commissioners Marion Williams abstained.
Last week Fred Russell was fired with a 7-0 vote.