One of the first civil rights cases filed against Sentinel Offender Services is headed for trial this spring.
On Thursday, attorneys on both sides met with Judge Daniel J. Craig to firm up issues for trial or mediation and set deadlines for how Hills McGee’s case will proceed in Richmond County Superior Court.
McGee, a mentally ill Augusta resident who survives on a small disability income far below the poverty level, spent 13 days in jail in January 2010.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men accused of trying to kidnap a man Thursday.
About 2:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 1300 block of Hawksmoor Way in Tudor Branch subdivision, where two males had approached a man and demanded he go inside the residence, according to a statement from Capt. Steve Morris.
When the man refused to go inside, the men fled and were later spotted on Belair Road by a Columbia County deputy. They were armed with handguns and wore ski masks, Morris stated.
Another suspect in the Jan. 9 robbery of Southern Bank in Hephzibah is in custody.
Willie William Smith, 37, was booked into the Richmond County jail Thursday on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and armed robbery.
Ricardo Mudrell Mobley, 28, already had been charged with the crime. Police still are looking out for a third suspect, Christopher Jodale Cunningham, also 28.
After a brief stop at Greenbrier, Jarrett Troxler is on the move to become offensive coordinator at Thomson.
Troxler, who coached Lakeside’s football program from 2010-13, leading the Panthers to consecutive state playoff appearances his last three years, joined the Wolfpack in 2014. In his one season there, the Wolfpack finished 2-8.
While disappointed for the players, Greenbrier athletic director Garrett Black understood that Troxler had reasons for his departure.
“He’s got an opportunity in front of him that was hard for him to turn down,” said Black.