An Aiken veterinarian accused last year of inappropriately touching children has been found not guilty.
Juan Carlos Gamboa, 53, who owns Gamboa Veterinary Services, was arrested in January 2014 after being accused of committing unlawful acts against two 8-year-old boys over a three-month period the previous year.
According to a previous story in The Chronicle, Gamboa had dedicated his practice to the treatment of performance and show horses for 23 years and was licensed in Florida, Mississippi and the Carolinas.
NORTH AUGUSTA — Raymond Lamarne Walters Sr. served as mayor of North Augusta for only four years, from 1971 to 1975, but his influence is still felt.
He worked hard to convince current Mayor Lark Jones to seek public office for the first time, was a businessman and co-owner of Koger-Walters Oil Co., and led the city’s controversial effort to build a recreational facility on farm land.
Walters, 91, died Tuesday. A memorial will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta at 10 a.m. Friday.
End of school job losses drove down the number of jobs in the Augusta metro area in June, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
The education and health services job sector, which includes teachers and aides, declined by 1,400 jobs in June, according to data released Thursday. State government, construction and manufacturing also lost jobs in June.
In total, there were 2,400 net fewer jobs in June than in May. Some jobs were added in retail, professional services and transportation.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed.
Federal authorities said they were investigating the possibility it was an act of terrorism, and the FBI took charge of the case.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday.
The drama wasn’t hurt with TV academy voters by controversy over its depiction of a female character’s rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year. It’s a contender again for best drama series, an award that has eluded it.
ATLANTA – Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that he’s ordered a state investigation into allegations that Planned Parenthood was selling organs from aborted fetuses.
The organization denies the allegations.
Deal is responding to a video making the rounds on social media featuring a Planned Parenthood physician employee talking about reimbursement fees for costs associated with tissue donation programs. Abortion opponents say it is evidence the organization sells organs and is motivated to encourage abortions for financial reasons.
Joe Mullins, a developer and entertainment promoter, officially tossed his hat into the ring to compete for the state House District 122 seat recently vacated by Ben Harbin.
Mullins touted himself as a conservative businessman who would work to bring jobs to the community and introduce legislation to replace the state income tax with a so-called “Fair Tax,” consumption tax on all sales. He also said he wanted to provide relief to property owners by increasing the homestead exemption in Columbia County.
COLUMBIA — A Richland County man has been arrested on charges involving a dog fighting ring.
Multiple media outlets report that the sheriff’s office says 21-year-old Jacobi Anthony Green was arrested earlier this week and faces several charges, including receiving stolen goods and animal fighting and baiting.
Sheriff Leon Lott says deputies arrested Green after finding a stolen motorcycle at his home. Authorities say Green fled on foot when deputies arrived, but was caught shortly thereafter.