In Hampton, S.C., Silver Bluff couldn’t hold the lead in the fourth quarter and lost its seventh consecutive game of the season.
The Bulldogs (0-7, 0-2 Region 5-AA) built a 28-21 lead on the strength of three Brandon Hill touchdown passes to Malcolm Green. But Wade Hampton (3-4, 1-1) bounced back with a pair of touchdowns and 2-point conversions late in the game.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect accused of robbing an area business Friday evening.
Deputies responded about 9:28 p.m. to 3336 Wrightsboro Road, where a black male was seen taking a cash register drawer from Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs and leaving the restaurant, according to Richmond County dispatch.
The suspect, who did not appear to be armed according to a store employee, was last seen fleeing the scene on foot while carrying the register drawer.
A proposal by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree to raise the franchise fee Augusta charges city-owned utilities drew considerable discussion at a Friday budget retreat for Augusta commissioners.
But an increase to 4 percent, generating an additional $600,000, would only have the commission “back next year having the same conversation,” said Commissioner Ben Hasan, who won election earlier this year with heavy law enforcement backing.
One of the men accused of conspiring to funnel large amounts of methamphetamine from Mexico to the Augusta area was acquitted at trial.
A jury in U.S. District Court found Victor E. Ovalle Jr., 20, not guilty Thursday of conspiracy to distribute narcotics.
Ovalle, of Harlem, and 12 other defendants were named in the federal indictment last year. The indictment charged the defendants with bringing large amounts of methamphetamine into the region, and it sought forfeiture of $2 million in alleged drug trafficking profits.