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.Syncronex: Metered
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.Syncronex: Metered
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.Syncronex: Metered
An Aiken woman died Tuesday morning when her car crashed into a tree on Whiskey Road.
Cecelia Worm, 62, might have a medical problem before her 1990 Toyota Corolla crashed about 10:25 a.m. in the 3600 block of Whiskey Road, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carlton said there were no brake marks visible. There was moderate damage to her vehicle and minor trauma to her body.
An autopsy is scheduled.
Midland Valley football has found its successor to longtime coach Rick Knight.
According to a news release, Seneca offensive coordinator Andrew Jenkins will be the Mustangs’ new head coach, pending Aiken County school board approval Tuesday night. Jenkins helped the Bobcats go 12-1 in 2015 and reach the Class AAA state quarterfinals. Seneca scored at least 40 points in nine games this past season. Jenkins has also coached the offensive line, running backs and quarterbacks at Seneca.Syncronex: Metered
WRENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms it is investigating what appears to be a homicide in Jefferson County.
The GBI is assisting police in Wrens and Jefferson County after discovery of a body on Stephens Street.
More information as it becomes available.Syncronex: Metered
Three Augustans accused of committing a string of armed robberies and a home invasion pleaded guilty and received lengthy prison terms Monday.
Killeon Cooper, 22, Kelvin Jones, 28, and Danielle Harper, 24, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to armed robbery and attempted armed robbery. They robbed a Deans Bridge Road Waffle House and tried to rob the Dragon Express on Gordon Highway.Syncronex: Metered
An Augusta man is facing murder charges after the death of his girlfriend’s young daughter.
Jamie Shelton Brown, 36, of the 2100 block of A Street, was booked into the Richmond County jail Tuesday, charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the first degree, according to a news release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.Syncronex: Metered
ORANGEBUG, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol has announced that a driver was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Orangeburg County, and wasn’t found until 38 hours later.
Cpl. Sonny Collins of the state Highway Patrol tells local media that a 2006 Cadillac was traveling west on South Carolina Highway 4 when it went off the road and hit some trees at about 4 a.m. Sunday. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
ATLANTA — Federal officials say a man who escaped from a Georgia prison work camp nearly 48 years ago has been arrested in Connecticut.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Robert E. Stackowitz was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery in August 1968 when he escaped from the infirmary at Carroll County Prison Work Camp in Carrolton, Georgia.
EAST POINT, Ga. — An Atlanta area restaurant had to close early on Mother’s Day due to a brawl that started because an employee was smiling.
News outlets report that a fight broke out between customers and employees Sunday at Kiku Japanese Steakhouse in East Point.
A police report says busboy Demonte Harrison was cleaning tables when a female customer berated him for smiling. Harrison replied that it was his job to smile and a male customer punched Harrison.