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Anderson woman is Miss South Carolina

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:37pm

COLUMBIA — Miss Anderson Lanie Hudson has won the Miss South Carolina pageant.

Hudson was crowned Saturday night in Columbia. The 23-year-old Clemson University student will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in September.

Hudson did a clog dance to Aretha Franklin’s “Think” as her talent and answered a question about whether she thought Americans should be allowed to protest abortion clinics, based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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Pilot in hospital after Ga. plane crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:33pm

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Police say a pilot has been hospitalized after a plane crash at the Atlanta Regional Airport.

Peachtree City police Lt. Mark Brown says a 64-year-old Fayetteville man was flying his Piper Lightsport when it crashed Sunday morning at the regional airport, also known as Falcon Field.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration say the aircraft crashed off the end of the runway and federal authorities are investigating.

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Mother also researched child heat deaths

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:13pm

ATLANTA — The mother of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators she did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle because she was afraid it might happen, police said.

Leanna Harris hasn’t been charged in the death of her son, 22-month-old Cooper. But a search warrant released Sunday said the woman went onto the Internet before the child’s death to search for information about children dying in cars.

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Police seek 2-county fraud suspect

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:58am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a suspect in at least six financial transaction card frauds this month at 1739 Walton Way, Augusta; 4681 Jefferson Davis Highway and 3581 Richland Ave., Clearwater, and possibly other locations.

Any help in apprehending this suspect would be appreciated. Contact Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jimmy Wren at (706) 821-1020, or dispatch at (706) 821-1080.

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