The Augusta Commission on Tuesday agreed to hold the city’s next sales tax referendum on Nov. 3 instead of March 1 and to terminate a little-used pilot bus route to Fort Gordon.
The special purpose, local option sales tax calendar commissioners approved 7-3 gives city officials about two months to develop a project list they think voters will like on Nov. 3, in a single-issue election costing $85,000 to conduct.
A Grovetown man is facing charges after authorities say he flashed a gun outside a church and fought with officers Sunday.
Charges are pending against Kenneth Temple, 38, who was living in a building next to City of Life Ministries at 5220 Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown. Those charges include obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, terroristic threats and acts, simple assault and reckless conduct, according to a Grovetown Department of Public Safety incident report.
An Aiken Department of Public Safety fire engine and patrol car crashed Monday evening while responding to a fire.
Lt. Jake Mahoney said the vehicles were heading to a structure fire on Cherokee Street SE around 9:30 p.m. when the Ford F-700 fire rescue vehicle and a Chevrolet Impala patrol car collided at the intersection of Park Avenue and Chesterfield Street. Both were significantly damaged in the crash. The driver of the patrol car was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers and later released.
ATLANTA – Half of likely Republican primary voters say Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Parkinson’s Disease won’t impact their vote, and one-fifth say it makes them more likely to elect him to a third term.
Isakson revealed last week that he was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder in 2013. It gave him a stiff left arm and causes him to shuffle when he walks, but as it advances, he is likely to develop tremors, a softer voice and slower expression of his thoughts.