Friday, March 1, 2013

Augusta Gave Birth to "TEE"

AUGUSTA, GA - Lots of back slapping and congratulations could be seen and heard while onlookers viewed the long awaited much maligned edifice of the Trade, Exhibit, and Event (TEE) Center. 

It was actually a relief to see the doors finally open and experience the unveiling at today's event. High hopes and dreams abound for its future. It might actually prove to breathe new life into Augusta's downtown. 

www.anibalshow.comStay tuned to see how Augusta's new Convention Center matures and reaches its milestones. It remains to be seen if the TEE Center proves to be a sweet blessing or a colicky challenge for those who scoffed at its conception and the seemingly illicit manner in which the partners participated in this union.

Only three commissioners were there: Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson, Mary Davis and Donnie Smith.

Also celebrating the occasion, where: Judge Ed Tarver, Senator Hardie Davis, District Attorney Ashley Wright and Sheriff Richard Roundtree, Mayor Deke Copenhaver and city administrator Frederick L. Russell. Mr. Russell was employed as Deputy Administrator, Public Safety Portfolio, in January 2002. He also has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech. He attended the FBI National Academy, 150th Session, according to the city's website.

District 1 Commissioner, where the TEE is built, William "Bill" Fennoy was frying fishes at the moment of the ribbon cutting. 

The Thursday fish fry will help the family of John Thompson, the 2-year-old who died a week after firefighters pulled him from a burning house, with funeral and other expenses. He organized the fish fry after learning the family had no insurance.

All money raised will go to a benefit account established for the family, Fennoy said.


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