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Posted: 10:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Funeral for former Commerce Mayor today


By Tim Bryant

The funeral for Charles Hardy is set for 3 o’clock this afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Commerce. Better known as Buzzie Hardy, the former Mayor of Commerce died earlier this week at the age of 75. Hardy was a University of Georgia graduate and a newspaper publisher who was elected in 1989 and served 22 years, the longest tenured mayor in Commerce history.