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Second suspect arrested in Hephzibah bank robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:02pm

Another suspect in the Jan. 9 robbery of Southern Bank in Hephzibah is in custody.

Willie William Smith, 37, was booked into the Richmond County jail Thursday on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and armed robbery.

Ricardo Mudrell Mobley, 28, already had been charged with the crime. Police still are looking out for a third suspect, Christopher Jodale Cunningham, also 28.

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Jarrett Troxler leaves after a year at Greenbrier to take job at Thomson

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:45pm


After a brief stop at Greenbrier, Jarrett Troxler is on the move to become offensive coordinator at Thomson.

Troxler, who coached Lakeside’s football program from 2010-13, leading the Panthers to consecutive state playoff appearances his last three years, joined the Wolfpack in 2014. In his one season there, the Wolfpack finished 2-8.

While disappointed for the players, Greenbrier athletic director Garrett Black understood that Troxler had reasons for his departure.

“He’s got an opportunity in front of him that was hard for him to turn down,” said Black.

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Regents statement praises Azziz

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:32pm

The regents of the University System of Georgia released this statement Thursday afternoon about the resignation of GRU President Ricardo Azziz:


Today, Georgia Regents University (GRU) President Ricardo Azziz announced he will step down as president effective June 30, 2015.

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