An Edgefield woman died Tuesday after being shot in the head late Sunday night.
Patricia Kay Love, 29, of Red Hill Road, was pronounced dead at 3:56 p.m. at Georgia Regents Medical Center, according to Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett.
Jody Ray Jones, 42, of the same Red Hill Road address, has been charged with murder, using a firearm while intoxicated and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to the Edgefield County detention center.
Five months after making it easier to fire negligent employees, House lawmakers are looking to tighten their grip on the Department of Veterans Affairs, introducing a bill this week to recoup bonuses from staff found to have contributed to poor patient care.
Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has introduced a bill that would allow VA secretary Robert McDonald to take back performance pay from employees linked to long wait times, delayed appointments and preventable deaths — with no chance for an appeal.
The Fort Gordon Spouses’ and Civilians’ Club is accepting applications for military spouses, high school seniors and local organizations interested in receiving upwards of $25,000 in community grants and college scholarships this spring.
“It’s important to take an active role in supporting the community,” Debbie Franco, the group’s grants chairwoman, said of the 2015 cycle in a news release. “Our grants allow those professionals dedicated to assisting the community to fulfill their goals and make a difference as well.”
Police are seeking a man who broke into an Augusta home early Tuesday while two children were home alone.
The children, ages 13 and 7, told police someone knocked and rang the doorbell at their Nighthawk Drive home around 7:30 a.m. The children ignored the knocks hoping the person would leave, according to an incident report.
Several minutes later they heard a bang and saw an unknown black male in the hallway. When he saw the children, he turned and left the home.
The Aiken County Public Schools superintendent announced she will retire July 31.
The district school board accepted Dr. Elizabeth Everitt’s request Tuesday to retire due to “family obligations,” according to a news release.
“After more than 38 years in education, it’s a bitter-sweet decision to leave a job that I love, but with our amazing staff and dedicated board, I’m confident that the District will continue to provide a great education for the students in Aiken County,” stated Everitt in the release.
Georgia Regents coach Dip Metress is pleased with his team’s win Saturday, but that’s about it.
The Jaguars knocked off then-No. 22 Lander on the road in overtime. How big a victory was it? After losing two of its previous four conference games, the victory kept Georgia Regents alive in the Peach Belt Conference North Division race.
“It was good to get a road win,” Metress said. “To go there and play unified was a step in the right direction.”