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2 Evans students suspended over shooting talk

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:04am

Two Evans High School students have been suspended after their discussion about a school shooting alarmed students and parents Tues­day.

Columbia County sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said police interviewed 18-year-old students Nathan Harding, of Grovetown, and Kaleb Smith, of Mar­tinez, and searched their homes Tues­day evening, but no weapons or evidence to support the threat were found.

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No change expected in Richmond County property tax

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:50pm

Augusta property tax rates are expected to remain the same next year although a motion to advertise the rate never materialized during a meeting Tuesday.

The proposed rate is identical to last year’s millage and will generate about the same amount of revenue for government operations, despite slim growth of around $85 million in the tax digest, Fi­nance Director Donna Wil­liams said.

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Missing Missouri girl could be in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 7:08pm

 

The Springfield, Mo., Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl authorities believe may be headed to Augusta.

Jacquelyn Alway was last seen in Springfield on Aug. 5. According to a news release, she may be in the company of an unknown adult male that could be traveling to Augusta. Jacquelyn is 5-foot-7 and weighs 160 pounds. She could be wearing black rimmed glasses and may have dyed her hair, according to authorities.

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Authorities update Sunday home invasion

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 6:57pm

 

Authorities say at least one home invasion suspect was shot by either himself or his accomplice during an incident early Sunday.

Deputies were called to an apartment on Curry Street about 6:20 a.m. following a report of gunshots. The 54-year-old resident said she was on the sofa watching television when someone kicked in her front door and stated, “This is revenge.” Shots were fired and then the man left.

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