ATLANTA – One statewide officeholder is using social media as a forum for discussion with citizens who know the right “hashtag.”
Politicians have long held what they call town-hall meetings that mimic the governing conferences small towns in the northeastern United States hold a few times yearly to decide community issues. In recent years, members of Congress have tapped new technology that calls constituent homes to invite them to participate in teleconferences labeled as town hall meetings.
An Augusta man could face charges in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning.
According to a news release, Kevin Ports, 41, was driving eastbound on Gordon Highway about 2 a.m. when he accelerated at a high speed onto Milledgeville Road.
Police said the vehicle went airborne after it veered off the road at the intersection of Milledgeville and Kissingbower roads. Ports was thrown from the vehicle.
He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities said charges of driving under the influence are possible.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Prosecutors say an Orangeburg County sheriff’s deputy was justified when he shot and killed a suspect who was using a shovel in what was called a “threatening manner.”
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported that prosecutor David Pascoe has decided that no charges will be filed against Deputy Steve Thompson.
Forty-two-year-old Barry Caldwell was shot and killed March 19.
Pascoe made the decision after reviewing a report by the State Law Enforcement Division.