Ben Hasan fills vacant seat on Augusta Commission - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Ben Hasan fills vacant seat on Augusta Commission

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Augusta commissioners voted unanimously Monday morning to have Ben Hasan fill the seat left vacant by Commissioner Joe Jackson. 

Jackson resigned for personal reasons last week, leaving his District 6 seat empty. 

Hasan was sworn in Monday immediately after the vote. 

Commissioners also voted to approve a 1.75 mill increase in the millage rate. The vote was tied 5-5 among commissioners, but Mayor Deke Copenhaver broke the tie and voted in favor of the increase.

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