Things are looking good for another manufacturer to open its doors in Aiken County. It'll include a number of new, good-paying jobs. It's another building block to help revitalize an area that's seen better days.
Augusta commissioners approved giving the sheriff and solicitor general pay raises on Tuesday night. Sheriff Richard Roundtree currently makes just under $110,000, while Solicitor General Kelly McIntyre makes $97,000.
On the agenda, talks of refinancing existing debt, making some beautifications and the possibility of hiring a new chief of police. When talks came to the replacement of the top cop, the council got an earful.
Rep. John Barrow, an Augusta Democrat, is planning a series of tax preparation fairs across his east Georgia district next week. Barrow says he'll have tax experts available to answer questions, review returns and give Georgians advice on filing.
The City of Waynesboro will soon be loosing its Chief of Police. Alfonzo Williams has been recommended for public safety chief of Richmond County Schools, making it through the first step of the process.