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Pay raise expected next year for Richmond County school employees

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 7:10pm


Richmond County school system employees will get a 4 percent raise next year in the proposed budget presented to board members Tuesday.

The 2016-2017 budget by Superintendent Angela Pringle seeks the pay raise, along with continued elimination of furlough days.

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Augusta official cites progress in collecting, spending new stormwater utility fees

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 6:57pm


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.

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New Laney principal named

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 5:44pm


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.

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Whiskey Road car crash fatal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 2:50pm


An Aiken woman died Tuesday morning when her car crashed into a tree on Whiskey Road.

Cecelia Worm, 62, might have a medical problem before her 1990 Toyota Corolla crashed about 10:25 a.m. in the 3600 block of Whiskey Road, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Carlton said there were no brake marks visible. There was moderate damage to her vehicle and minor trauma to her body.

An autopsy is scheduled.


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Midland Valley football finds new football coach from Seneca

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 1:43pm


Midland Valley football has found its successor to longtime coach Rick Knight.

According to a news release, Seneca offensive coordinator Andrew Jenkins will be the Mustangs’ new head coach, pending Aiken County school board approval Tuesday night. Jenkins helped the Bobcats go 12-1 in 2015 and reach the Class AAA state quarterfinals. Seneca scored at least 40 points in nine games this past season. Jenkins has also coached the offensive line, running backs and quarterbacks at Seneca.

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Man fatally shot in Wrens

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:38pm


WRENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms it is investigating what appears to be a homicide in Jefferson County.

The GBI is assisting police in Wrens and Jefferson County after discovery of a body on Stephens Street.

More information as it becomes available.

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