Augusta commissioners will talk about appealing the board's decision to reinstate John Allen III and Santonia Dennis at Tuesday's meeting.
Michael C. Traynor has been promoted to director of Morris Communication Co.'s Western Publishing Group, a newly formed regional cluster of Morris community newspapers and shoppers. Mr. Traynor, who will be based in Augusta, was previously general manager of Morris Communication's Savannah Morning News.
AIKEN - The fires that damaged the Willcox Inn and a house on Hampton Avenue both ignited after pipes that were being heated by blowtorches caused fires, police said Monday. Aiken Department of Public Safety Inspector David Turno said plumbers use the torches in a process known as "sweating the pipes," in which they melt edges of two pipes to fit them together. Often those pipes catch fire and plumbers routinely snuff the fires out, but the plumbers working with the torches at the Willcox Inn and the house at 1331 Hampton Ave. left some embers hot, Inspector Turno said.
Lee Heffernan, Aquinas High School class of 1980, recently was hired as the senior vice president of marketing by national cable TV network WE: Women's Entertainment. Ms. Heffernan previously worked for the Lifetime network. Perry Rountree has joined the tax department as a staff accountant in Elliot Davis' CSRA offices. WJBF-TV, Channel 6, announces two new members to its newsroom: Barb Dawson, who also is a newscaster weekday mornings on the Clear Channel radio stations Y-105 and WBBQ.
Daniel F. Gant has joined the staff of Kerr Business College as director of education.
Cynthia G. Osborne was recently elected to the position of vice president of First Bank of Georgia. Johnson Motor Co. of South Carolina has announced the appointment of Keith Stone as finance manager and Tony Baker as pre-owned manager. Kilpatrick Stockton LLP has elected Laurel Payne Landon, a member of the firm's litigation and labor and employment groups, as a partner in the law firm's Augusta office. BIZ BITS