Voters in Aiken County will be choosing whether to approve a fourth Capital Projects Sales Tax (CPST) in November, and on Thursday, Feb. 8, North Augusta City Council discussed a list with over $60 million worth of projects to consider.
During a two-day planning session called EnVision, North Augusta City Council talked about CPST projects, as well as other projects on the minds of City department heads.
City Administrator Todd Glover said the city has estimated it will receive around $25 million in funds over seven years of CPST IV. He said the county has estimated a total for the entirety of Aiken County to be around $163 million, but calculations the city has done estimate it will actually be around $104 million.
The funding given to each of the entities receiving it is calculated by two metrics. The county-wide total is split in half, and the two halves are doled out to
Nick in the Morning isn’t sure if your holiday plans include a visit to Chicago. But if they do and if you are so inclined, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company might be worth a visit, just in case you get homesick for Peoria.
The set for the Steppenwolf play “The Minutes” is a not-quite-precise-but-close-enough replica of the Peoria City Council chambers, complete with vaulted ceiling and massive mural.
It’s a little different look than scenic designer David Zinn first envisioned for the one-act play about a fictitious city council and small-town politics with larger themes.
“I was thinking of those basementy rooms in municipal buildings that are big enough to hold a lot of people but don’t carry a lot of personality,” New York-based Zinn told Nick in the Morning.
The play’s author, Steppenwolf-ensemble member Tracy
A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) march called “Here to Stand, Here to Stay” was held in Memphis after President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA program. Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal
Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown, hoping to get more leads in the city’s open violent crime cases, gained the approval of the Hemet City Council to provide a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
The rewards would be given to the anonymous provider of the information through the long-established Crime Stoppers Plus program. The rewards would only be issued with the consent of the council.