Police are searching for a man who fled East Central Regional Hospital early Thursday.
Joshawa Leundre Clark, 21, ran from the hospital about 1:40 a.m., according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He was admitted to the institution on a court order because he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
He is described as a black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, red socks and orange shower shoes.
WALKER COUNTY, Ga. — In a case that could renew the debate over stand-your-ground laws, authorities in northwest Georgia say one man shot and killed another after the shooter felt threatened by a 72-year-old who turned out to be a wandering Alzheimer's patient.
Walker County authorities told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1bXSw3m ) that the victim, Ronald Westbrook, walked about three miles in the sub-freezing temperatures before knocking on Joe Hendrix's door just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.
BEAUFORT, S.C. — Authorities have charged two Parris Island Marines in connection with an attempted armed robbery which left another Marine dead.
The Beaufort Gazette reports Beaufort police say 18-year-old Pfc. Sierra Danielle Powers and 20-year-old Pfc. Brandi Toniqua Hardy are charged with criminal conspiracy for their roles in the attempted robbery during a drug deal last Friday. Both are in jail pending bond hearings.
For the first time Easter Seals will feature a Fort Gordon landmark for its annual Ornament of Hope. Also for the first time the ornament will include color.
Brenda Floyd, special events manager for Easter Seals of East Georgia, said the group approached Fort Gordon officials about a building to feature on the ornament and finally decided on the signal towers.
Augusta unemployment rose slightly in October, but was still improved over the same month in 2012, the state labor department said Thursday.
In data released Thanksgiving Day, the Georgia Department of Labor reported metro Augusta’s jobless rate increased to 8.1 percent in October, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in September. That rate, however, was better than the 8.6 percent of October a year ago.
LILBURN, Ga. — Police say a 15-year-old boy died after falling from his dirt bike in Gwinnett County.
Lilburn police Capt. Thomas Bardugon told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the teen may have been trying to cross a small creek when his dirt bike hit a sudden drop. Bardugon says the teen hit an embankment and authorities believe the teen may have broken his neck.