Two men are dead and another has been arrested after a birthday party shooting in Burke County early Sunday, officials say.
Sometime after 3:30 a.m., Burke County sheriff’s deputies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were called to the former site of Club Dynasty at 346 Lawson Road, according to a news release from Sgt. Dedric Smith.
Joe McGill has spent most of his life enjoying a segment of the Savannah River that few people ever see.
“It’s a place you never get tired of,” said McGill, the manager at the Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam in Martinez.
The project, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.
A man wanted in a Sept. 27 Augusta slaying was arrested late Friday and charged with murder, officials say.
Dameino Leon Roberts, 32, was taken into custody about 10:40 p.m. while deputies were responding to an unrelated call in the 2300 block of Wheeless Road, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
He is charged with killing Jhalil Quindarvis King, who was shot several times in the 1200 block of Steiner Avenue.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will headline the Heart Song Concert in February at Bell Auditorium, the University Health Care Foundation said.
The Feb. 7 concert benefits University Hospital’s Smart Heart Fund and helps provide free screenings for student athletes and public safety personnel, such as firefighters, the foundation said in a news release. Tickets cost $50 and will go on sale Friday.
Three weeks have passed since a body was found in a burned vehicle in Elbert County, and it remains unidentified even as the Georgia Crime Lab is using DNA to establish an identity.
Investigators in South Carolina and Georgia working the slaying have announced only that the person was shot to death. Two suspects have been charged with concealing a death in connection with the body, but no one has been charged in the actual killing, authorities said.
Wearing a pink cowboy hat with a big pink “Breast Cancer Survivor” button pinned to its front, Ruth Stephens sat on a wall in the Augusta Common as thousands of people in pink flooded past her on their way to Broad Street.
Stephens had knee surgery in 2010 and couldn’t make the three-mile journey through downtown for the 14th Annual Miracle Mile Walk, but her daughter, Sheena Walker, and her adopted daughter, Zekia Brouson, walked for her.
A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized Friday morning after being robbed and assaulted on Heard Avenue.
About 1:15 a.m., the victim, an Augusta resident, was walking along the 1500 block of Heard Avenue when a black Chevrolet Impala pulled behind her and three people got out, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
A black woman told two black men to take the victim’s purse. The victim began running but was caught and hit in the head with a small pipe at least four times, according to the report.