The Augusta Commission has a Monday work session set to review more requests from outside agencies seeking part of the city’s next 1 percent sales tax allocation.
Starting at 10:30 a.m., commissioners will hear from the Development Authority of Richmond County about its request for $3 million for a corporate park access road and $850,000 in industrial infrastructure, followed by Augusta Canal Authority’s $5.15 million request for funds to improve Augusta Canal.
Every time Beverley Colson answers a call she’s often speaking with someone on the worst day of his or her life.
She’s heard mothers crying out for their child’s life and children looking for help because their parents were fighting. Screams and crying are sounds she’s grown accustomed to in her 12 years as a dispatcher, or 911 operator.
“Sometimes you just have to step outside for a few minutes and be thankful it’s not your family,” Colson said.