Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
A proposal to boost the salaries of Augusta firefighters will have its day in front of the full commission next week after the public safety committee voted Monday to pass the item on consent.
The Richmond County Board of Education passed a tentative millage for the 2015 fiscal year Monday, a move that could save Richmond County property owners a few cents but would keep tax rates mostly the same.
About 15 people from Augusta will attend the hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, said April Wilson, a member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that federal officials need to identify a long-term funding stream for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site if the project survives the current budget cycle.
Three weeks before she began as the principal of Butler High School, Stacey Mabray called all faculty and staff to the school June 10 for a two-day retreat. Mabray, however, insisted on calling the event a "forward."
Last year, Alfonzo Williams announced that he would conduct a massive overhaul of the Richmond County School Safety department to cut down on inefficiencies and increase accountability.