LONGS, S.C. — Five people have been injured in a Longs crash involving a medical unit transporting a patient.
Authorities tell local media outlets that Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a crash on Highway 905 at around 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Crews found a medic unit on its side and a second vehicle in a ditch.
Authorities say the Red Bluff-based unit was transporting a patient when it was involved in a crash. More medic crews and fire engines arrived to help people out of the vehicles, and five people were taken to a hospital for injuries.
MARIETTA, Ga. — Police say a minivan struck and killed a man on a sidewalk, then careened down an embankment in metro Atlanta.
Authorities say the collision happened Sunday afternoon on Franklin Road in Marietta.
Marietta police identified the man who was killed as 78-year-old Joe Lewis Burns of Marietta.
Police say the driver of the minivan lost control of the vehicle and struck Burns, then continued through a fence and down the embankment.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, we showed an image of the intersection of Belair and Washington roads 70 years ago. Here is how one of you remembered that time.
This picture of the intersection of Belair, Evans to Locks and Washington roads brings back many memories.
I transferred from Leah High School to Evans High School in the second grade in 1934.
None of the roads were paved and there were very few, if any, bridges in Columbia County back then.
The cars in the parking lot may change, but the Red Lion looks pretty much the same today as it did in this 50-year-old photo.
Today it’s just a building. But in the past it was many things to many people and many groups.
The Augusta Chronicle’s archives point this out. Through the 1940s, a host of different groups, clubs, organizations, families, associations and just regular people thought the two-story brick building on Walton Way at Baker Avenue was just the place to meet and greet.
An Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint while walking on Eve Street early Friday, police said.
Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1800 block of Jenkin Street about 4:10 a.m. The 25-year-old victim said he was walking past a store in the 500 block of Eve Street when he was approached by a black male brandishing a black .22-caliber revolver, an incident report states.
The gunman ordered him to lay on the ground and “give him everything. The man handed over $7, and the gunman left, the report said.
WHERE: 500 block of Telfair Street
WHAT: A metal pole is sticking out of the ground where a historical marker used to be. It is not known when or how the historical marker went missing.
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
ACTION PROMISED: None. The department remains responsible for removing damaged or missing signs but says there is no available funding to do so.
The Augusta Chronicle requested the investigative reports of all 2013 deaths of developmentally disabled people living in community-based care homes.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in which two people were wounded early Saturday.
Deputies responded to Gordon Highway and Highland Avenue about 1:30 a.m., according to a statement from Sgt. Michael McDaniel. Deputies located Broderick Crawford, 29, who had sustained a gunshot wound to his arm. A second victim, Daryl Burns, 32, sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.
Neither injury was considered life-threatening. Information re garding possible suspects was not made available.
An Augusta man was found dead in his car Saturday morning, and the death has been ruled suspicious, authorities say.
Gerald Holmes, 62, was found in a parking lot at 1245 Gordon Highway, Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m.
Sgt. Michael McDaniel said the sheriff’s office was contacted by a witness about a vehicle running in the parking lot.
A cause of death is undetermined. An autopsy is scheduled next week at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta.
What began as two Georgia mental health patients seeking community care has become a national crusade by the U.S.
Henry Burns, a senior at Augusta Preparatory Day School, will represent the region as its STAR student in state competition later this spring.
Burns, the Columbia County STAR student who scored a perfect 2,400 on the SAT, was named Region 7 winner Thursday in a program at First Baptist Church of Thomson. He selected Tim Shafer, his Augusta Prep AP calculus teacher, as STAR teacher. Shafer won the same honor last year.
COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s Aleighsa Welch didn’t like Savannah State hanging around the NCAA Tournament opener and urged her teammates to do something about it.
The top-seeded Gamecocks (31-2) used a 21-1 run early in the second half to break away from the Lady Tigers for an 81-48 victory Friday night.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions had lost by 62 points the last time they played at Colonial Life Arena, yet were down 49-39 with 15 minutes left in the game.
An Augusta teen accused of murder in the Aug. 3, 2012, shooting death of 30-year-old Anthony King was convicted Friday afternoon.
“There’s no reason that man should be dead,” Judge Michael N. Annis told Jeremiah Kelly before sentencing him to life in prison without the possibility of parole for felony murder, and 55 years for two counts of aggravated assault and three weapon violations.
At the conclusion of the weeklong trial, the Richmond County Superior Court jury deliberated for more than two hours before finding Kelly guilty.
A Grovetown man is facing multiple charges following a police chase Friday afternoon that began at Augusta Mall, according to Richmond County Lt. Allan Rollins.
Around 1:30 p.m., officers received information that Terry Dumas, 22, who is reportedly wanted for attempted murder in South Carolina, was at the mall.
When deputies arrived on scene, Dumas was seen in the parking lot. The suspect fled the mall in his car and began driving on Wrightsboro Rd., Rollins said.
An exciting month for Midland Valley athletics reached another level Wednesday night when a Mustang outfielder made a play that became nationally recognized.
Right fielder Austin O’Shields crashed through the grounds crew gate down the line at Lake Olmstead Stadium to make a diving catch against North Augusta, putting himself and his team on the map in the process.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Georgia kept getting knocked down but kept coming back – right until the closing seconds of its Round of 64 NCAA Tournament East Region game against No. 23 Michigan State Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Bulldogs twice rallied in the second half from down 13 but in the end, the result was the same as Georgia’s previous two trips to the tournament, going home one-and-done after a 70-63 loss.
The site of a February fire that destroyed a building at Fort Gordon is being monitored for potentially harmful contaminants being released into the environment.
The building that burned Feb. 26 contained chemicals, large amounts of lead-based paint and possibly asbestos, according to a report filed with the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center.
Columbia County firefighters were called to the scene of an overturned asphalt truck Friday off Columbia Road in Appling.
According to officials, the driver of the truck, who said he fell asleep, walked away from the incident.
ATLANTA – The Senate overwhelmingly approved its spending plan for next year on Friday but narrowly passed its version of a transportation funding bill.
Both will now head to conference committees that will negotiate differences with the House in the days before the April 2 adjournment.