They’re big and yellow with flashing lights, but still police frequently see motorists passing stopped school buses and putting children in danger.
“It’s obviously a problem every year,” said Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Danny Whitehead. “Our worse fear is obviously what happened last year.”
In December, 8-year-old Jaidyn Williams, a Sue Reynolds elementary student, was struck by a minivan while attempting to board the bus on Belair Road. He was taken off life support on Dec. 26, two weeks after being hit.
It was a statement Augusta Technical College faculty said they never expected to hear: “An armed intruder is on campus.”
Moments after the announcement crackled over the intercom at the school’s Emergency Services Training Center, professors barked orders to students, doors slammed shut and the lights went out.
Outside the building off Lumpkin Road, a man brandishing a handgun paced the sidewalk looking for an entrance. Once inside, he tried the door handles leading to classrooms, reacting angrily when no one would let him in.
Insurance fraud complaints in South Carolina have reached an all-time high with more than 1,200 pouring in last year, according to a report released Friday by Attorney General Alan Wilson.
The annual report from his office’s Insurance Fraud Division noted attorneys prosecuted cases that resulted in 37 convictions and in more than $700,000 being returned to the victims of insurance fraud.
The recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the transport of two American citizens with the virus back from Africa to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta has many U.S. citizens worried about the potential for an Ebola outbreak in this country.
With that in mind, Dr. Christopher Whalen, interim head of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health, answered the following questions posed by the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens.com.
EUTAWVILLE, S.C. — An alert firefighter rescued a 38-year-old Orangeburg County woman who spent more than 10 hours trapped inside her vehicle in a watery ditch.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports Lt. William Rutland of the Eutawville Fire Department spotted a maroon bumper near a concrete bridge as he was driving Thursday evening. When he pulled over, he heard a woman ask for help.