The owner of the Goodale House, one of Georgia’s oldest homes, hand-delivered a criminal complaint to the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday accusing Historic Augusta of fraudulently using his name last year to win a $75,000 grant.
Shortly before 2 p.m., Wesley Sims dropped off the document at the state Capitol, ending 10 days of confusion in which the original court papers were apparently lost in the mail.
Last year, farmers were dealing with seemingly unending rainfall that resulted in schedule delays and waterlogged crops.
Heavy rainfall hasn’t been as big a problem this year, and that has created its own set of issues.
This year started out similarly as last year, but things shifted drastically from July to September, when there was significantly below average rainfall, said Peyton Sapp, the University of Georgia Extension Coordinator for Burke County.
While he remains under investigation for a possible policy violation while serving as a lieutenant with the Georgia State Patrol, Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith said he has obtained early retirement from Georgia Employees Retirement System for health reasons.
“I applied for retirement a long time ago,” Smith said before Tuesday’s commission meeting. “It’s dealing with health issues, so that’s my only comment about that.”
The state of South Carolina isn’t giving any leeway to the U.S. Energy Department’s deadlines for cleaning up Cold War-era, nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control denied a request from the Energy Department to postpone the closure date for two tanks from Sept. 30, 2015, to the last day of 2016. Despite “technical problems and funding issues” cited by the federal government, South Carolina once again threatened fines if the deadlines are not met.
The Academy of Richmond County will induct 10 honorees – including doctors, athletes and an Army general – to its hall of fame in a ceremony at First Baptist Church in Augusta next month.
The induction ceremony at the church’s Fellowship Hall will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Patrons may reserve tickets by calling the school at (706) 737-7152.
The Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame was created in 2012 to honor those who have made significant contributions while attending or working at the school.
Paine College’s former chief financial officer says he was fired out of retaliation just days after he “ethically responded to inquiries” posed to him by the college’s accreditation body during a March on-site visit, according to a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against Paine on Thursday in Richmond County Superior Court.
Edward Patrick said that Paine President George C. Bradley has shown a pattern of abusive employment practices toward college employees and that he was the fourth CFO whom Bradley had fired since becoming president in 2009.