Columbia County voters overwhelmingly approved a renewal of the local education sales tax Tuesday, providing officials with a reliable source of revenue to fund improvements in the county’s rapidly growing school system.
Turnout was light for the special election to approve the next five-year round of the education special local option sales tax (ESPLOST), with less than 6 percent of registered voters casting ballots.
Elisabeth Townley yelled out “One, Two!” as she got her feet into ready position on the football field.
A group of 87 area moms learned footwork and other techniques in five different drills teaching proper tackling Tuesday night. At Evans High School, current and former Atlanta Falcons spoke about proper equipment fitting and concussion awareness inside the school as part of the team’s Moms Football Safety Clinic. Later, the women went outside to continue their Heads Up training.
William Brent Cribb, former headmaster at Edmund Burke Academy, died Tuesday in a car accident near Milledgeville, according to Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez.
Cribb, 40, served as a technology and business teacher, coach, assistant headmaster and headmaster at Edmund Burke Academy from 2004 to 2013. In July of 2013, Cribb joined the staff of the Georgia Independent Schools Association, where he served as vice president.
ATLANTA -- No decision came Tuesday when the Georgia Public Service Commission postponed consideration of Georgia Power Company’s request to increase the budget and extend the schedule for construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro.
The commission had it on its agenda for its regular administrative session but put it off for two weeks until its April 2 meeting.
The case against an Augusta businessman accused of sex with a teen will continue after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
A Columbia County magistrate judge ruled there is enough evidence against Randy Houston Mercer, 57, to proceed with prosecution of the case in Superior Court.
Mercer, of Downing Street, was arrested Feb. 20 and charged with aggravated child molestation, computer pornography, enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual exploitation of a child. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
The U.S. Department of Energy has named a new manager for Savannah River Site, according to the site’s public affairs office.
Jack Craig will replace Dave Moody who is retiring from the Energy Department in June and was manager at SRS for five years. Craig has served as director of the environmental management consolidated business center in Cincinnati, Ohio since 2004.