A Harlem woman was airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center following a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon on Dozier Road.
Amy Lee James, 42, of Leitner Mill Road, was traveling south on Dozier Road and her 2004 Jeep Wrangler went off the east shoulder of the roadway, according to a statement from Columbia County Capt. Steve Morris. The vehicle then overturned and James was ejected from the vehicle. She was not wearing a seatbelt, Morris stated.
A house fire that killed a 64-year-old woman in Belvedere last week was probably caused by an electrical short, authorities said Tuesday.
According to a statement from Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Feemster, forensic investigators from his department and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division have determined that the fire stemmed from a short in the master bedroom of the home at 608 Ashley Circle.
Fireworks retailers have yet to apply for business licenses in the Augusta area, but industry officials said Tuesday that local interest is growing and an Aiken County wholesale distributor should significantly benefit from a new law permitting the sale of consumer pyrotechnics in Georgia.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers, authorities said Tuesday.
Montgomery County Sheriff Ladson O’Connor, 42, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck as deputies and Georgia state troopers tried to stop the fleeing driver, said Special Agent Eve Rodgers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The Augusta Commission on Tuesday agreed to hold the city’s next sales tax referendum on Nov. 3 instead of March 1 and to terminate a little-used pilot bus route to Fort Gordon.
The special purpose, local option sales tax calendar commissioners approved 7-3 gives city officials about two months to develop a project list they think voters will like on Nov. 3, in a single-issue election costing $85,000 to conduct.
A Grovetown man is facing charges after authorities say he flashed a gun outside a church and fought with officers Sunday.
Charges are pending against Kenneth Temple, 38, who was living in a building next to City of Life Ministries at 5220 Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown. Those charges include obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, terroristic threats and acts, simple assault and reckless conduct, according to a Grovetown Department of Public Safety incident report.
An Aiken Department of Public Safety fire engine and patrol car crashed Monday evening while responding to a fire.
Lt. Jake Mahoney said the vehicles were heading to a structure fire on Cherokee Street SE around 9:30 p.m. when the Ford F-700 fire rescue vehicle and a Chevrolet Impala patrol car collided at the intersection of Park Avenue and Chesterfield Street. Both were significantly damaged in the crash. The driver of the patrol car was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers and later released.