Resignation announced at Monday night's Council meeting

At the top of Monday's Augusta City Council meeting was the announcement that Mayor Matt C. Childers had submitted his letter of resignation.   The announcement by Councilman Mike Rawlings came as a surprise as Childer's term was due to expire in April of 2019.

Rawlings shared that Childers was leaving the post due to "health concerns and the welfare of his family."  

Council president Rawlings will serve as mayor until the next election, November 2019.  Mike Rawlings, Ward 3, has served since 2000.

Childers was elected to City Council in February 2009.  He was re-elected in April 2011 and was appointed Mayor in November 2014 to fill the unexpired term of Kristey Williams.

Check back for more on this and the council meeting.