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McDuffie EMS director resigns

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:40am

Tim Edwards, director of McDuffie County Emergency Management Services, resigned Monday, citing personal reasons.

Kay Lord, the EMS assistant director, will run the department on an interim basis, according to County Manager David Crawley.

Edwards’ departure follows a Wednesday raid by federal Homeland Security authorities, armed with a warrant, who went to the EMS office in the rear area of the Old University Hospital McDuffie on West Hill Street in Thomson.

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Tuesday golf clinic offers Leno tickets

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 9:35am

Those who attend the Walton Foundation’s Adaptive Golf Clinic this month will also have a chance to win tickets to see Jay Leno.

The golf clinic for people with disabilities, including seniors with low mobility, will be held Tuesday at the First Tee of Augusta or May 19 at the First Tee of Aiken.

Those who attend will be entered for a chance to win tickets to see Jay Leno at the Bell Auditorium.

The clinic is offered at no cost. If the foundation can double its participants this year, it will earn an additional $3,000 in grant funding.

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Aiken break-in suspect sought

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 9:33am

 

Aiken County police are seeking the public’s help identifying a person possibly connected to a series of burglaries and car break-ins.

A surveillance camera captured an image of one of the possible suspects’ faces. No other details on the crimes have been provided.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811.

 

Police seek man who dragged Ga. cop

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 9:08am

Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Police in the Savannah area are searching for a man they say dragged an officer with his patrol car and almost ran over the lawman.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say the officer had responded to a shoplifting call at a Savannah convenience store Saturday night when he confronted a suspect.

Police say the 23-year-old suspect entered the patrol car and sped away while the officer’s arm was trapped between the seat and seatbelt of the vehicle.

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Arrests in Red Lobster Mom's Day brawl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 9:04am

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Four Georgia men have been arrested after a brawl broke out at a Red Lobster restaurant on Mother’s Day.

Police tell WTVM-TV a group of men attacked another man at the restaurant Sunday in Columbus. Authorities say the men may have assaulted the victim because they believe he was involved in shooting that killed Robert Brooks in 2014.

The victim was holding a 14-month-old baby at the time of the assault.

Three men were taken to the hospital with injuries but were treated and released. The 14-month-old was not injured.

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Man exposes self in SC cop lobby

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 9:01am

YORK, S.C. — A Sharon man has been arrested in a South Carolina police station after officers say he exposed himself in the lobby.

The Rock Hill Herald reports a 57-year-old man was caught sleeping in the York police station Thursday night. The officer on duty says the man had his belt undone and pants unbuttoned, exposing his genitals.

An arrest report says officers woke the man up and asked why he was exposing himself in a public place. The man says he was sleepy and trying to get comfortable.

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Ft. Jackson HQ to be demolished

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:58am

COLUMBIA— The Army plans to demolish the headquarters building at Fort Jackson outside Columbia.

The State newspaper reported the building constructed in 1941 could be removed as early as October. There are no plans for a replacement yet.

The command staff is being moved to a newer building that has housed the non-commissioned officers’ academy.

Plans call for an amphitheater and green space at the location of headquarters building.

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Ailing Carter cuts short trip

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 7:27am

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Carter Center officials say former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has cut short an election observation visit in Guyana due to health reasons.

 

Sunday’s statement from the Center says the 90-year-old ex-president is returning to Atlanta. It did not disclose specifics, only saying Carter was “not feeling well.”

 

The Guyana observer mission marks the Carter Center’s 100th mission. Staffers will remain in the South American country to observe the vote.

 

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SC getting Volvo, 4,000 jobs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 7:08am

 

COLUMBIA — Volvo Cars will build a $500 million plant in South Carolina that will eventually employ up to 4,000 people.

 

The company announced this morning that the plant about 30 miles from the Port of Charleston is expected to make about 100,000 vehicles a year, initially.

 

The company says it expects to employ about 2,000 people at the Berkeley County plant over the next decade. That could grow to 4,000 workers eventually.

 

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