Seven Augusta Commission members pushed forward a plan to hire Augusta native and former Albany, Ga., city manager Janice Allen Jackson, despite a call to delay the decision by Mayor-elect Hardie Davis and Commissioner Bill Lockett.
Commissioner Ben Hasan said he’d heard often on the campaign trail about dollars wasted on studies and searches, such as the $19,000 the commission spent with The Mercer Group to produce three finalists for the city administrator job, held by Deputy Administrator Tameka Allen on an interim basis since January.
Five years after Tilmon “T.C.” Greene was shot and wounded by a man who robbed his home and killed his wife, he finally heard Kelvin Johnson admit his guilt.
Johnson, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Richmond County Superior Court to all charges filed against him for attacking the Greenes at their Plantation Road home on Aug. 26, 2009.
Johnson, who had faced a death penalty trial next month, agreed to a plea negotiation. He will remain in prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole for the murder of 69-year-old Martha Greene.
Three Richmond County elementary schools made the cut for the Georgia 2014 list of Reward Schools, according to documents released by the Georgia’s Department of Education.
Monte Sano Elementary, Rollins Elementary and Southside Elementary were included on the “Highest Progress” Reward School list. These Title 1 schools were in the top 10 percent of the state for making progress on statewide assessments.