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Pay raise requested for some Columbia County positions

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:28pm


Some Columbia County staffers earn slightly less than their counterparts in benchmark counties throughout the Southeast, according to the 2016 salary study presented Tuesday to the Management and Internal Services Committee.

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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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