A meeting of elected officials held Thursday to discuss how to improve Augusta’s image broke the state’s open meetings law after a quorum of Board of Education members showed up without having invited the public.
Board of Education President Venus Cain said she organized the meeting so community leaders could brainstorm ways to move the city forward and combat the negative image often portrayed in the local media as the Army Cyber Command and other military units prepare to relocate to Augusta.
A federally licensed firearms dealer in Burke County was indicted in federal court Thursday after authorities say he transferred firearms to convicted felons and illegally transferred handguns out of state.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect who attempted to use a stolen credit card at an area gas station last month.
About 4:42 a.m. on March 30, a white man entered the Kangaroo Express gas station at 3477 Wrightsboro Road, where he twice attempted to use a stolen credit card, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
The suspect was last seen wearing dark jeans, a dark shirt, a dark coat and a baseball cap.