Wednesday marked the third day of local nonpartisan qualifying in Augusta.
Howard joins Richmond County Board of Education incumbents Jack Padgett of District 6 and Frank Dolan of District 7, and newcomers Frank Beckles of District 2 and James Swanagan of Super District 9 for the Nov. 4 election. None has opposition so far.
Qualifying for the local offices of mayor, Augusta Commission, school board and two judgeships began Monday. Candidates must pay a fee and swear they are qualified to hold the posts to be included on the ballot. Qualifying continues in the board of elections office, 530 Greene St., through noon Friday.