Curtis Baptist has climbed the football ladder at an accelerated pace in coach Nathan Duffie’s three years with the program, and the top rung is now within reach.
The Crusaders face Robert Toombs Christian in the GISA Class A state championship game Saturday in Macon, Ga.
Duffie’s first two years with the Crusaders resulted in a combined 10 wins. They have already surpassed that total at 11-2 this season after wins over Fullington and Frederica in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The team is riding a 10-game winning streak into the title game.
Lou Brissie, the decorated World War II hero who overcame terrible combat injuries to become a major league baseball all-star, died Monday at the Augusta VA hospital. He was 89.
Although Brissies’s heroic achievement inspired scores of media articles over the years, along with a biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow, it was the gracious way the longtime North Augustan lived his life after baseball that continued to generate respect and admiration in the community.
A North Charleston, S.C., man was arrested Monday after he was found driving a stolen vehicle.
Tony Joe Costner, 41, was charged with misdemeanor driving without a license and felony theft by receiving after he was caught driving a stolen 2014 Ford truck in Richmond County, according to jail records.
About 1:35 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies stopped Costner for speeding on Interstate 20, according to an incident report.
The outrage surrounding the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s botched gastrointestinal program reached the national stage Monday, with representatives from two veteran advocacy groups demanding justice for the three cancer patients who died needlessly because of the clinic’s lack of care.
A man was killed when a small airplane crashed Monday night in Edgefield County, authorities said.
Edgefield County Emergency Management Director Mike Casey said the man, whose name was withheld pending notifying the next of kin, was the only person aboard the plane, which crashed on Rachel Avenue near Twin Lakes Airport near Trenton, S.C.
The plane, a twin-engine Piper Aztec, left no debris field, Casey said, which could indicate it flew directly into a wooded area near the landing strip, rather than hitting the ground and sliding in.
A yearlong legal dispute between Augusta Fire Department and Augusta Regional Airport aired some dirty laundry Monday after Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith raised the issue in a committee meeting.
Fire Chief Chris James said he first determined that fire response was an issue at the airport during a routine alarm test more than a year ago. The call never reached Augusta 911, and instead showed up as a voicemail on the airport fire chief’s cellphone, James told commissioners at a Monday committee meeting.