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Angela Pringle selected as Richmond County schools superintendent in 7-2 vote

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:34am

The Richmond County board of education selected Angela Pringle as their next superintendent Tuesday, officially ending their search just days before current superintendent Frank Roberson leaves his office.

The board took a roll call vote to approve Pringle’s selection, which passed 7-2. Board members Alex Howard and Jack Padgett were the only board members present to vote against Pringle’s hiring. Board member Frank Dolan did not attend the meeting.

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Aquinas, Washington County ranked No. 1 in preseason football poll

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:53am

Aquinas’ hold on No. 1 will continue.

After winning their first state championship in 2013, the Fighting Irish were ranked No. 1 in Class A in the Georgia Sports Writers Association preseason poll. When Aquinas visits Class AAA Glenn Hills on Friday, it will mark the first time the Irish will play a game as a top-ranked team. They didn’t ascend to No. 1 until after they beat Calvary Day in the state championship.

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Tanker on fire in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:20am

Firefighters are working to extinguish a tanker truck fire on Old 96 Road in Aiken County.

Firefighters and the South Carolina Highway Patrol were called to the vehicle fire around 8:45 a.m. on the 4000 block of Old 96 Road, according to the highway patrol.

Crews remain on the scene.

Further details have not been released, but drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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