The Academy of Richmond County will induct 10 honorees – including doctors, athletes and an Army general – to its hall of fame in a ceremony at First Baptist Church in Augusta next month.
The induction ceremony at the church’s Fellowship Hall will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Patrons may reserve tickets by calling the school at (706) 737-7152.
The Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame was created in 2012 to honor those who have made significant contributions while attending or working at the school.
Paine College’s former chief financial officer says he was fired out of retaliation just days after he “ethically responded to inquiries” posed to him by the college’s accreditation body during a March on-site visit, according to a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against Paine on Thursday in Richmond County Superior Court.
Edward Patrick said that Paine President George C. Bradley has shown a pattern of abusive employment practices toward college employees and that he was the fourth CFO whom Bradley had fired since becoming president in 2009.
Police say a North Augusta woman accused of fatally shooting her husband Monday admitted to the crime when they arrived at the scene.
According to a police incident report released Tuesday, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety was called to the 600 block of W. Woodlawn Ave. about 11:55 a.m. Monday in response to a shooting. Officer Timothy Stembridge, who filed the report, said he was initially under the impression that he was being called to the scene of a suicide.