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A water skier and friends enjoy the warm autumn afternoon on the Savannah River. Thursday's high was 84 degrees. Friday's forecast calls for a high of 82.   EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
A water skier and friends enjoy the warm autumn afternoon on the Savannah River. Thursday's high was 84 degrees. Friday's forecast calls for a high of 82.

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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