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Westside's Jonathan Jahn commits to South Carolina

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:09am


Westside left-hander Jonathan Jahn committed to play baseball at South Carolina on Thursday night.

Jahn’s commitment capped a quick emergence for the junior. He had flown under the radar as a Patriot underclassman until jumping on the scene at the National Underclass Showcase in Fort Myers, Fla., in December.

Jahn was named to the underclass top prospect list for touching 90 mph with a feel for three pitches during the event.

Jahn was All-Area Honorable Mention as a sophomore in 2014, including striking out 13 in a Class AA second-round playoff start.

1 injured as train, vehicle collide

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:00am


One person was treated for injuries after a train struck a vehicle on Marvin Griffin Road this morning.

Police said the driver, Kivette Bell, drove across the tracks while the lights were flashing and was struck on the passenger side of the vehicle by the Norfolk Southern train just before 6 a.m.

Bell was treated for non life threatening injuries.


New Augusta Regional Airport chief named

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:57am


The Augusta Aviation Commission this morning selected Roy Williams as the next executive director of Augusta Regional Airport.

Williams led the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and then had a brief stint at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Since 2007, he has worked as a consultant for aviation projects in Liberia and Puerto Rico and at London’s Heathrow Airport and Chicago’s Midway Airport.

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Photo shows Grovetown kidnap couple

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:42am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has photos of two men who they say tried to kidnap a man on Thursday.

The suspects were caught on tape at the Grovetown Wal-mart store prior to the incident, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

About 2:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 1300 block of Hawksmoor Way in Tudor Branch subdivision, where two males had approached a man and demanded he go inside the residence, according to a statement from Morris.

They were armed with handguns and wore ski masks, Morris stated.

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Topless in public, SC woman jailed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 7:27am

YORK, S.C. — A York County woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after her second arrest for walking topless outside her home.

The Herald of Rock Hill reported 55-year-old Jeannie Jonas pleaded guilty Thursday to indecent exposure.

Her attorney said Jonas would not have been arrested if she had been a man. Jonas considered challenging the state law on the basis of gender bias, but decided to plead guilty instead.

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2 charged in UGA student slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 7:12am

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke police remained tight-lipped Thursday on the circumstances that led to the shooting death of a University of Georgia student and the arrests of two Athens men charged with the crime.

Police said Min Seok Cho, 21, was gunned down by Cormaine Xavier Goss and Andre Ruff during a drug transaction. Cho was shot in the head.

Late Wednesday, authorities arrested Goss, 21, and Ruff, 18, at Ruff’s Morningview Drive residence. Goss lives a block away on Fawn Drive in a neighborhood off Lexington Road near Cherokee Road.

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Georgia child deaths up, report says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 7:02am

ATLANTA -- The number is increasing of Georgia children whose deaths were related to maltreatment, according to a report released Thursday.

The report from the state Child Fatality Review Commission also noted that sleep is a factor in most unexpected deaths of infants. Experts say the majority are cases of infants suffocated from sleeping on their stomachs or having an adult roll over on them in bed. Vehicle crashes are the main killer of older children.

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