Virgil Smith, assistant principal at Cross Creek High School, was approved Tuesday by the Richmond County Board of Education committee to become the new principal at Lucy C. Laney High School. There will be another vote by the full Board of Education next week to formally approve the recommendation.
Kaden Jacobs, communication and community engagement manager for the Richmond County Board of Education, would not allow Smith to comment following Tuesday’s board meeting.
An Aiken woman died Tuesday morning when her car crashed into a tree on Whiskey Road.
Cecelia Worm, 62, might have a medical problem before her 1990 Toyota Corolla crashed about 10:25 a.m. in the 3600 block of Whiskey Road, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carlton said there were no brake marks visible. There was moderate damage to her vehicle and minor trauma to her body.
Midland Valley football has found its successor to longtime coach Rick Knight.
According to a news release, Seneca offensive coordinator Andrew Jenkins will be the Mustangs’ new head coach, pending Aiken County school board approval Tuesday night. Jenkins helped the Bobcats go 12-1 in 2015 and reach the Class AAA state quarterfinals. Seneca scored at least 40 points in nine games this past season. Jenkins has also coached the offensive line, running backs and quarterbacks at Seneca.
Three Augustans accused of committing a string of armed robberies and a home invasion pleaded guilty and received lengthy prison terms Monday.
Killeon Cooper, 22, Kelvin Jones, 28, and Danielle Harper, 24, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to armed robbery and attempted armed robbery. They robbed a Deans Bridge Road Waffle House and tried to rob the Dragon Express on Gordon Highway.
An Augusta man is facing murder charges after the death of his girlfriend’s young daughter.
Jamie Shelton Brown, 36, of the 2100 block of A Street, was booked into the Richmond County jail Tuesday, charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the first degree, according to a news release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
ORANGEBUG, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol has announced that a driver was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Orangeburg County, and wasn’t found until 38 hours later.
Cpl. Sonny Collins of the state Highway Patrol tells local media that a 2006 Cadillac was traveling west on South Carolina Highway 4 when it went off the road and hit some trees at about 4 a.m. Sunday. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
ATLANTA — Federal officials say a man who escaped from a Georgia prison work camp nearly 48 years ago has been arrested in Connecticut.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Robert E. Stackowitz was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery in August 1968 when he escaped from the infirmary at Carroll County Prison Work Camp in Carrolton, Georgia.