DECATUR, Ga. — Police say a man opened fire on a group of men he said tried to rob him at a drive-in fast food restaurant.
Local media report the man told police he was sitting in his car outside a Sonic restaurant on Flat Shoals Parkway in DeKalb County Sunday night when a group of men walked up to his car. A man with a gun demanded money.
Police say the man in the car pulled out his own gun and shot one of the men, who fell to the ground. The suspect was taken to the hospital.
It’s not the first time a lawmaker has sought to change the process, which can result in a politician’s selection of family friends and campaign donors for coveted magistrate judge spots, critics say.
Sen. Lee Bright’s joint resolution, S. 99, would allow voters to change the constitution so that county magistrates would be appointed by a majority vote of the resident circuit court judges in the judicial circuit where the magistrate will serve. Currently state senators, in effect, decide who serves as magistrates for their counties.
One person was hospitalized early Saturday after a shooting in Beech Island, deputies say.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office was called to Bell Drive about 3 a.m., Sgt. Jason Feemster said Sunday.
The victim, who has not been identified, was found with a gunshot wound to the back. The severity of the injury wasn’t immediately known.
WHERE: Corner of 13th and Reynolds streets
WHAT: A crosswalk pole has been knocked over, leaving pedestrians unsure of when it’s safe to cross 13th Street. Wires are exposed at the base.
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Traffic Engineering Department
ACTION PROMISED: Traffic Engineering manager Mike Edwards said he’s been in talks with the Georgia Department of Transportation with the hopes of finding a resolution. He did not provide a timetable.
HONOLULU — At least Jimmy Walker is leaving Hawaii with one trophy.
Six days after losing a tournament on Maui he felt he should have won, Walker turned in a command performance Sunday on Oahu. He blew away the field with 7-under-par 63 to win the Sony Open for the second consecutive year.
His fourth career victory was the most impressive of all. On a course that lends itself to a free-for-all, Walker shot 62-63 on the weekend and set a tournament record with a nine-shot victory. The previous record was seven shots, last set in 2000 by Paul Azinger.
Few Augustans are as proud of where they grew up as those from the Harrisburg neighborhood.
According to the official narrative of the National Park Service, Harrisburg (also called West End) evolved slowly in the 1800s around the historic home of Ezekiel Harris, a merchant and trader.
SEATTLE — The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.
Time for the Seattle Seahawks to show why they are champions.
“You have the belief these guys have in one another, there is nothing you can’t do,” coach Pete Carroll said after an implausible comeback for a 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
A car and two guns were seized at the scene of a shooting that hospitalized one person in Belvedere on Saturday afternoon, authorities say.
A 9 mm handgun, a .22-caliber handgun and a Pontiac G6 were collected at the scene in the 100 block of Dundee Drive, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Feemster said in a statement Sunday.
Police arriving at the scene Saturday afternoon found a man with a gunshot wound to the arm. His condition is unknown.
Matias Dominguez grew up dreaming of someday playing in the Masters Tournament. It’s not an uncommon dream among golfers, but the path for Dominguez wasn’t always easy.
The golfer from Chile battled nerves and a four-hour rain delay to win the Latin America Amateur Championship on Sunday to book his trip to Augusta and fulfill his dream of playing for a green jacket.
Dominguez shot 1-under-par 71 in the final round at Pilar Golf Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a one-shot win over Alejandro Tosti, of Argentina.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting an accident with injuries on Interstate 20 near the Palmetto Parkway junction in Aiken County.
First responders were called to the scene about 2:16 p.m., according to the agency’s Web site. The amount of vehicles involved and the severity of the injuries wasn’t immediately reported.
Two inspector general reports released in advance of a health care investigation at Augusta’s Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center reinforce views that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Southeast Network of hospitals lacks the personnel, resources and training to provide quality patient care.
In the mid-1970s, Tom Clements was studying at the University of Georgia when a government project requiring rail shipments of highly radioactive nuclear waste caught his interest.
The project was an Allied General Nuclear Fuel Services reprocessing plant in Barnwell, S.C., on the outer edge of Savannah River Site. Clements and his roommates went to work raising awareness of the plant, fearing the public was not well-informed about the nuclear shipments through their neighborhoods.
ATHENS, Ga. — Marcus Thornton and Kenny Gaines scored 16 points apiece and Georgia, which never trailed, beat Florida 73-61 on Saturday to end the Gators’ streak of 24 consecutive wins in the Southeastern Conference.
Georgia (11-5, 2-2 SEC) scored the first 12 points. Florida cut the deficit to two points early in the second half but couldn’t complete the comeback.
BUENOS AIRES — Matias Dominguez, of Chile, birdied his last three holes Saturday for 3-under-par 69, giving him a one-shot lead in the inaugural Latin American Amateur and leaving him one round away from a chance to play in the Masters Tournament.
Dominguez, a senior at Texas Tech, finished at 10-under 206 at Pilar Golf Cub and was one stroke ahead of 18-year-old Alejandro Tosti, of Argentina, who shot 68.
ATLANTA -- Some of the issues legislators will consider this year with the broadest impact are those advocated by business organizations and consumer watchdogs.
And contrary to what many people might think, the two groups aren’t always on opposing sides.
The best example is transportation funding, one of the most discussed issues before this session of the General Assembly. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and most local chapters rank roads as their top priority, arguing that traffic congestion is costly to them and could limit job growth.
Tri-Union Seafoods has recalled certain 12-ounce cans of Chicken of the Sea tuna fish, according to senior account executive Rebecca Schmidt.
The company determined that approximately 2,400 cans of potentially affected tuna were shipped to Publix stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and North Carolina. Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties were all listed as areas with recalled cans.
Contents of the tuna fish cans are believed to be a potential choking hazard.
About 170 Aiken County residents could be called for jury duty this month in the trial of the man accused of killing Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson in 2011.
Stephon Morrell Carter has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges in Aiken County Circuit Court. His trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 26.
After a session Friday to hear excuses from potential jurors, Judge Clifton Newman said lawyers might need an additional hearing because so many residents, about 160, have not responded to jury summons.