Do you want to run for elected office in Augusta this year? It’s easy – if you are prepared.
Starting Monday, candidates for mayor, five Augusta Commission seats, five Richmond County Board of Education seats and two state court judgeships have a 4½-day window to make their intentions official and get their names on the ballot.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday submitted a request to President Obama for federal disaster relief for 48 Georgia counties impacted by the recent winter storm.
The counties, which include all Georgia counties in the Augusta metro area, together have combined damage estimates exceeding $48 million, more than three times the state’s threshold for seeking federal assistance.
A woman who became a suspect in a series of violent crimes that included two homicides in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for her role in one shooting.
The murder case against Mariah S. Federick, 22, in Richmond County Superior Court was dismissed Wednesday. After a co-defendant’s recantation of his statement that implicated Federick, Assistant District Attorney Natalie Paine told the judge there is no evidence she was involved in the June 28, 2010, slaying of 38-year-old L.V. Wilson.