A $225,230 engineering and master plan for Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities has been pulled from Monday’s Public Services committee agenda because it conflicts with a $100,000 organizational assessment of the department included in the 2015 budget.
Saying she had moderate to high support for the assessment, Administrator Janice Allen Jackson included it in the 2015 budget package to take “a deliberate and strategic approach to making cuts,” with any leftover funds to assess other city departments.
WHERE: A garden plot on the corner of 5th and Reynolds streets, an entranceway to downtown Augusta from South Carolina. A marker there designates U.S. Highway 1 as a Blue Star Memorial Highway, a National Garden Club program to honor veterans.
Four people died Sunday afternoon after a collision in McDuffie County.
About 3 p.m., a black Lexus was traveling eastbound on Augusta Highway at a high rate of speed when the driver crossed the center line and struck a white Toyota Highlander head-on near Moose Club Road, according to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Chris Wright.
A Target employee was arrested Saturday, charged in the theft of $2,220 from cash registers.
While reviewing security cameras, Jasmine Green, 18, of Augusta, was seen on three separate occasions removing money from registers, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The incidents took place on Nov. 28, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, the report stated.
The complainant told deputies that Green had been employed at Target for less than a month.
A suspect is being sought after allegedly beating a victim with a handgun Saturday night and stealing his iPhone and Toyota Camry.
A 24-year-old victim said he was leaving a friend’s Lumpkin Road residence when an unknown person grabbed him from behind in a chokehold, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim told deputies he thought it was a friend or cousin, but then the suspect pulled out a handgun and struck the victim in the head.
A 25-year-old woman remained in jail Sunday after being arrested on charges of deprivation to a minor.
About 1:10 p.m. Thursday, deputies noticed Lacey Shalee Cadle displaying signs of recent methamphetamine use while walking down Kissingbower Road with her 6-year-old daughter, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies learned that the child had not eaten for five days, at which time Gold Cross was called to the scene. The child was described as “very dirty, had a large cut on her chin and her teeth seemed to be mostly missing.”
The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.
Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl.
Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.