A bat with rabies was discovered in the Goshen subdivision, according to the Richmond County Health Department.
Augusta Animal Services retrieved the bat from a home in the south Richmond County neighborhood and it tested positive for rabies, said Randy Wishard, environmental services manager for the health department.
“Sometimes they find their way in through a vent or something,” he said. “We haven’t seen one in about a month or so.”
Traffic is being diverted in North Augusta at Georgia Avenue and Edgefield Road after a tractor trailer bottomed out in the intersection.
North Augusta Public Safety Lt. Tim Thornton said no traffic can stay left from Edgefield Road onto Knox Avenue because of the location of the truck. Northbound traffic on Knox Avenue is being diverted through the CVS parking lot and onto Edgefield Road. Southbound Edgefield Road is being diverted right onto Georgia Avenue.
It is undetermined how long the intersection will be closed, Thornton said.
PHILADELPHIA — The death toll climbed to seven Wednesday with the discovery of another body in the wreckage Wednesday as investigators tried to determine why an Amtrak train hurtled off the tracks while rounding a sharp curve.
More than 200 people were injured in the wreck that plunged screaming passengers into darkness and chaos Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON — More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.
Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1 percent of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years, according to an annual survey conducted by a bee partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The parents of two of the five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed in a fiery wreck on Interstate 16 in April have filed suits in Bryan County Superior Court for damages stemming from the wreck they contend was caused by a drowsy tractor-trailer driver.