COMMISSIONERS APPROVE BUDGET FOR 2015 Augusta Commissioners approved a $781 million budget for 2015 that includes raises for Richmond County deputies and a storm water utility fee that will amount to about $6 a month for homeowners. The fee is expected to generate more than $2 million for storm water infrastructure and maintenance.
SECRETARY KEMP ALERTS GEORGIA CORPORATIONS ABOUT SOLICITATIONS Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is alerting corporations that his office has received complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called “Georgia Council for Corporations.” The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee of $125. Kemp said Georgia corporations […]
VOTING UNDERWAY IN COLUMBIA COUNTY RUNOFF ELECTION Polls opened at 7:00 this morning for the run-off election in Columbia County’s District 3 Commission race. Mack Taylor and Trip Derryberry are in the running for the seat that was vacated when Charles Allen resigned earlier this year. The district has more than 25,000 eligible voters. Only […]
TWO PEOPLE HIT BY TRUCK AFTER CRASH Two people were hit by a passing truck after exiting their vehicle that had just hit a utility pole in Aiken County early this morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the accidents were reported around 1:15 on Edgefield Road in North Augusta. The driver ran off the […]
COMMISSION COULD APPROVE 2015 BUDGET Augusta Commissioners hope to approve a budget for 2015 when they meet today. The proposed $781 million budget includes $1.6 million for raises for sheriff’s department employees. Another $1.8 million should come from new revenue generated from hikes in water, sewer, and garbage fees. The Savannah Riverkeeper is still asking […]
SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO BLOCK SC GAY MARRIAGES The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina. The high court today issued an order denying a request by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The Republican prosecutor had wanted the marriages blocked while he challenges a judge’s recent decision that opened the way […]
PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PARKING METERS TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH The public will get a chance to have their say on whether parking meters should be installed in part of the downtown area. The first public meeting will be held December 9th at noon at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. The second one will be […]
ABSENTEE AND ADVANCE VOTING UNDERWAY IN COLUMBIA COUNTY Absentee and advance voting for one runoff race in Columbia County early next month got underway today. Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor are in a runoff for the District 3 seat on the Columbia County Commission. Derryberry got the most votes in the November 4th General Election, […]