In an opinion released Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a mentally ill, disabled veteran knew what he was doing when he left more than half a million dollars to his custodian and the owners of the personal care home where he lived.
Judith Webb appealed a July 23 decision by a Richmond County probate court judge who found in favor of Dale Groenenboom and Charles and Jerry Reeves.
Bills hit the mail Tuesday for the property taxes and fees that support Richmond County schools, Augusta government and sanitation.
Richmond County Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick said his office is sending out 80,770 real estate tax bills for land and buildings and 9,396 personal property tax bills for inventory, furniture and fixtures.
The bills are expected to raise some $167.6 million, according to a statement from Kendrick’s office.
Two convenience store clerks are facing felony charges of commercial gambling following an undercover operation.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, an investigator received a cash payout from Sadhula Babu Vivek, 34, of Hephzibah, at Amex Mark, 2579 Tobacco Road, on six occasions between June 21 and Aug. 29.
He also received cash payouts on three occasions between Aug. 17 and 25 from Anand Bhati, 28, of Augusta, at BP, 2701 Washington Road.
Police are seeking a couple who stole birth control pills from the Grovetown Wal-Mart.
According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the couple picked up morning-after contraception at the store Aug. 31 and then went to the hardware section where they picked up a box cutter. The man took both items into the restroom.
Afterward, a clerk found the empty contraception package in the restroom. The item was valued at $34.78.