City Administrator Fred Russell will present a “plan of action” for connecting Fort Gordon to the city bus system at today’s Augusta Commission committee meeting.
The commission tasked Russell with meeting with post and Augusta Public Transit officials Friday to determine how to establish the route, which several commissioners have made a priority.
Adding the hourlong, Monday-through-Saturday route that would include Augusta Mall if approved would cost the city about $321,444 a year, but would give soldiers and others without cars an alternative to taking a taxi.
ATHENS, Ga. — Aaron Murray was playfully defiant before his last night between the hedges.
“They may have to send a police escort to come and get me off,” Murray told radio host Charlie McAlexander before Senior Night. “I’m not going to want to leave that field.”
Instead it was two Georgia trainers who carried a crying Murray off – hanging from their shoulders before the first half finished. His final home game ended with the one hardship Murray had avoided in four record-shattering seasons at the Bulldogs helm – injury.
Two more men have been charged in the Aug. 28 shooting death of Charlie David Davis.
Killeon Shanard Cooper, 20, and Thaddaeus Elon Williams Jr., 33, both of Augusta, were charged Saturday with felony counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Richmond County jail records. Williams also has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing Barnwell, S.C., doctor.
According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, Dr. Charles Henry Mann III, 60, was last seen Thursday evening in Barnwell, where he resides during the week. Mann returns to his family in Kathleen, Ga., on the weekends.
On Friday, Mann’s blue 2006 Honda Civic was found in a wooded area in the 3400 block of Old Louisville Road in Augusta. His whereabouts are unknown.
Mann is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.
Police say an Augusta man was stabbed in the leg during a robbery Saturday morning.
About 1:15 a.m., Jerry Strickland said he was escorting a woman home from a downtown bar when he was attacked by a man near the corner of Tenth Street and Walton Way, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Strickland said his jacket and wallet, which contained $41, were stolen during the altercation. Deputies found Strickland with cuts on his face and a stab wound to his left leg.
Police are seeking two men accused of robbing an Augusta man at gunpoint Saturday morning.
About 1:40 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2800 block of Glenn Hills Circle, where Anthony Harper said two men approached him and brandished handguns, according to an incident report.
The men told Harper to empty his pockets, and Harper handed them his wallet with $300 inside and his cell phone. The suspects then fled on foot.
Police are seeking a man accused of robbing the DLS convenience store at 3735 Mike Padgett Highway late Friday, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.
About midnight, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the convenience store, where employee Johnnie Finey said a black man entered the store and demanded money from the register, according to an incident report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns, Jerick McKinnon had a huge score late and Georgia Southern stunned Florida 26-20 on Saturday in what will go down as the worst loss in school history.
No lower-division team had ever beaten the Gators, who won their previous seven games against Football Championship Subdivision teams by an average of 45 points.
So this was a shocker, even though Florida (4-7) has lost seven in a row and secured its first losing season since 1979.
There’s rarely a dull moment in Denise Turner’s Warren Road Elementary kindergarten classroom.
While being told a story about a turkey that avoided becoming a Thanksgiving dinner by disguising itself as a person, students listen for rhyming words and repeat them aloud.
They jump up to waddle like a turkey when Turner sees them getting distracted during the story.
Even on the line out the door, students are singing “a little ditty” Turner wrote to keep them from getting sidetracked.
For almost three years, Alvin Wilson Jr. complained about sharp stomach pains to his doctor at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Tests had shown elevated liver enzymes and abnormally high and low glucose levels.
Finally, on Feb. 29, the downtown branch of the Augusta hospital performed an endoscopy and diagnosed the disabled veteran with pancreatic cancer.
Ole Miss assistant Jack O’Keefe will likely be named the next Georgia Regents head men’s golf coach, according to a report by Golfweek’s Lance Ringler.
In a tweet this morning, the veteran golf writer wrote on Twitter the school is expected to tab O’Keefe in the near future to fill the void left by former coach Kevin McPherson. According to Georgia Regents sports information director Joey Warren, the school had no comment on the matter.
BARNWELL, S.C. -- A Blackville, S.C., man will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole after being found guilty of killing a friend who had gotten him out of jail.
On Thursday a Barnwell County jury found Sammie Gerrick, 42, guilty of the slaying of Tyrone Anthony Donaldson. The victim’s body was found Aug. 4, 2011, in a wooded area near Blackville. He had been missing two weeks.
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Two men were killed and westbound traffic on I-20 restricted after a Saturday morning accident near the Ridge Road overpass.
GUYTON, Ga. -- A Georgia family has lost three sons in a horrific crash on Georgia Highway 17 in Effingham County.
Wesley Mulligan, 18, was on the way to pick up his little sister at Marlow Elementary School about 3 p.m. Thursday when the Ford truck he was driving struck a gasoline tanker, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehanipoor said.
Passengers in the truck were his brothers, Garrett Mulligan, a 16-year-old ninth-grade student at Effingham County High School, and 3-year-old brother Eli Hickox.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Junior Shawn Brown opened the scoring by burning the Frederica secondary over the top on a 76-yard touchdown pass from Christian Reid. Then, in the second quarter, Brown flipped the momentum with an interception and 40-yard return to set up a score.
When it mattered most Friday night, Vidalia couldn’t part Laney’s “Red Sea” defense.
The Wildcats recovered two turnovers in the final four minutes and Laney held on for a 22-13 win in the second round of the Class AA playoffs.
In the final 3½ quarters, the Wildcats limited the Indians to 48 yards of total offense. In the fourth quarter, Jacoby Gray and Shai Brown each registered a third-down sack, while Vicente Thompkins added an interception. Brown clinched the game when he recovered a Vidalia fumble on the Laney 36 with one minute remaining.
Interstate 20 near Thomson was shut down for more than two hours Friday after a tanker truck carrying methanol caught fire.
About 5:30 p.m., crews were called to mile marker 167 after the truck blew a tire in the westbound lanes, causing the sleeper cab to ignite, according to McDuffie County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Steven Sewell.
Four Augusta men have been charged with armed robbery following a Thursday holdup at Fleming Heights Apartments at 2467 Lumpkin Road.
William Jordan Wilcher, 18, of Hopkins Street; Demarcus Rashad Reynolds, 18, of Mount View Drive; Franklin Jerrod Taylor, 23, of 13th Street; and William Curtis Lewis, 26, of Redoubt Circle, each have been charged with felony armed robbery, according to jail records.
Reynolds has also been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
A 30-year-old homeless man has been charged in the Aug. 28 shooting death of Charlie David Davis.
Curtis Michael Bonman was charged Friday with felony counts of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to jail records. He was being held without bond.
About 11 p.m. on Aug. 28, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2100 block of Third Avenue, where they found Davis, 31, of Augusta, suffering from a gunshot wound, according to an incident report.