Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten confirmed that a Barnwell, S.C., surgeon found dead in Spirit Creek died as a result of manual strangulation and blunt-force injuries.
Dr. Charles Mann III, 60, who worked in Barnwell during the week and returned home to Kathleen, Ga., on the weekends, was last seen in Barnwell on Thursday. Police said his blue 2006 Honda Civic was found in a wooded area on Old Louisville Road on Friday and his body was later recovered at Spirit Creek at Willis Foreman Road.
Curtis Baptist has climbed the football ladder at an accelerated pace in coach Nathan Duffie’s three years with the program, and the top rung is now within reach.
The Crusaders face Robert Toombs Christian in the GISA Class A state championship game Saturday in Macon, Ga.
Duffie’s first two years with the Crusaders resulted in a combined 10 wins. They have already surpassed that total at 11-2 this season after wins over Fullington and Frederica in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The team is riding a 10-game winning streak into the title game.
Lou Brissie, the decorated World War II hero who overcame terrible combat injuries to become a major league baseball all-star, died Monday at the Augusta VA hospital. He was 89.
Although Brissies’s heroic achievement inspired scores of media articles over the years, along with a biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow, it was the gracious way the longtime North Augustan lived his life after baseball that continued to generate respect and admiration in the community.
A North Charleston, S.C., man was arrested Monday after he was found driving a stolen vehicle.
Tony Joe Costner, 41, was charged with misdemeanor driving without a license and felony theft by receiving after he was caught driving a stolen 2014 Ford truck in Richmond County, according to jail records.
About 1:35 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies stopped Costner for speeding on Interstate 20, according to an incident report.