Augusta commissioners will venture into uncharted territory as they consider increasing the franchise fee charged against water, sewer and garbage revenue to fund some $1.6 million in pay increases at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Interim Administrator Tameka Allen and Finance Director Donna Williams said staff will present options for increasing the fee, which has remained at 3.5 percent of gross revenues for many years, at a Friday commission retreat.
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia suspended star tailback and Heisman Trophy frontrunner Todd Gurley indefinitely from competition because of an ongoing investigation into an alleged NCAA rules violation, the school announced late Thursday afternoon.
A source confirmed the investigation is looking into Gurley accepting extra benefits for memorabilia and/or autographs.
Bruce Feldman, of Fox Sports 1, first reported the details of the alleged violation.
Two Richmond County Board of Education cabinet members have given notice they will be leaving the school system.
Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey said he is retiring Oct. 31 after a 33-year career in Richmond County. Chief Human Resources Officer Norman Hill also submitted his resignation effective Nov. 5 after six years with the system.
The district had a shift in its top leadership this year with Superintendent Angela Pringle taking office Sept. 4.
However both Spivey and Hill said their moves had nothing to do with the recent leadership change.