Serious injuries were reported in an early morning pedestrian-related wreck.
A Richmond County sheriff’s news release issued around 3:20 a.m. said deputies were on the scene of the incident on Gordon Highway and Jimmie Dyess Parkway. The pedestrian was transported to Augusta University Medical Center.
More details on the incident have not been released.
Some Columbia County staffers earn slightly less than their counterparts in benchmark counties throughout the Southeast, according to the 2016 salary study presented Tuesday to the Management and Internal Services Committee.
Augusta’s storm fee may be the subject of a repeal effort but city officials are moving along with spending what Engineering Director Abie Ladson said have been collections of $1.1 million and $1.2 million over the last two months.
Ladson gave the first on Tuesday of what City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson said will be many routine quarterly reports on how the funds are being spent.
Virgil Smith, assistant principal at Cross Creek High School, was approved Tuesday by the Richmond County Board of Education committee to become the new principal at Lucy C. Laney High School. There will be another vote by the full Board of Education next week to formally approve the recommendation.
Kaden Jacobs, communication and community engagement manager for the Richmond County Board of Education, would not allow Smith to comment following Tuesday’s board meeting.