The legal assault on for-profit probation operations in Georgia has moved to federal court, where one lawsuit contends a probation firm and the small cities it serves regularly commit constitutional violations and crimes such as fraud and extortion.
An Augusta man is accused of armed robbery after deputies say he held a gas station employee at knifepoint Monday.
Cole Dean Willard, 20, of Chavous Drive, has been charged with felony armed robbery and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime for his role in the incident, according to Richmond County jail records.
The race to fill the unexpired term of resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith enters its final stretch with today’s special election runoff between Louis “Hap” Harris and Sean Frantom.
All six District 7 polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advance voting ended Friday with only 99 people casting early ballots. Fifty-two others had returned absentee ballots by mail as of Friday.
Today’s forecast – a 50 percent chance of rain – could limit turnout, which was 13.6 percent in the March 17 special election.
The Fort Gordon Spouses’ and Civilians’ Club announced it will nearly double the donations it awards annually in community grants and college scholarships this spring after a successful year at its thrift shop on the Army post.
Over the past 12 months, the shop’s success increased funds available for grants and scholarships to community organizations, graduating seniors and military spouses from $25,000 in 2014 to more than $45,000 in 2015, the club said in a news release.