The Augusta Exchange Club awarded more than $140,000 to 40 local nonprofit organizations Thursday. The money came from the 2013 Georgia-Carolina State Fair and the Augusta Charity Classic golf tournament.
“This is the day we pass out the fruits of our labors,” said the exchange club’s past president, Tat Thompson.
Augusta’s devastating ice storm underscored the importance of charitable organizations that help the community not only during disasters but year-round, Thompson said.
CANTON, Ga. — A Georgia man is facing charges in a crash that killed his newlywed wife as they were driving back from their wedding reception.
Lt. Jay Baker says Georgia State Patrol has charged 28-year-old Ryan Quinton with driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane in the Dec. 29 crash that killed 25-year-old Kali Dobson. Baker says Quinton was released from the Cherokee County jail on $25,000 bond on Wednesday night.
COLUMBIA — The shooting of a 70-year-old North Carolina man reaching for his cane by a York County deputy was the ninth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year.
That puts the state at a pace of more than one person shot by an officer each week. The State Law Enforcement Division says officer-involved shootings are on the rise in South Carolina, with 42 reported in 2013, up from 27 people shot by officers in 2009.
The partial skeleton of a human found this week in Banks County near Athens was transported to the State Crime Lab Thursday to see what forensic scientists can determine as to its identity, authorities said.
“We don’t have any tentative identification right now and I don’t know what we’ll be able to get in terms of the manner of death,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Mike Ayers said.
The partial skeleton was found scattered in a wooded area behind a hotel at the Banks Crossing shopping area off U.S. Highway 441.