A North Charleston, S.C., man was arrested Monday after he was found driving a stolen vehicle.
Tony Joe Costner, 41, was charged with misdemeanor driving without a license and felony theft by receiving after he was caught driving a stolen 2014 Ford truck in Richmond County, according to jail records.
About 1:35 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies stopped Costner for speeding on Interstate 20, according to an incident report.
The outrage surrounding the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s botched gastrointestinal program reached the national stage Monday, with representatives from two veteran advocacy groups demanding justice for the three cancer patients who died needlessly because of the clinic’s lack of care.
A man was killed when a small airplane crashed Monday night in Edgefield County, authorities said.
Edgefield County Emergency Management Director Mike Casey said the man, whose name was withheld pending notifying the next of kin, was the only person aboard the plane, which crashed on Rachel Avenue near Twin Lakes Airport near Trenton, S.C.
The plane, a twin-engine Piper Aztec, left no debris field, Casey said, which could indicate it flew directly into a wooded area near the landing strip, rather than hitting the ground and sliding in.
A yearlong legal dispute between Augusta Fire Department and Augusta Regional Airport aired some dirty laundry Monday after Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith raised the issue in a committee meeting.
Fire Chief Chris James said he first determined that fire response was an issue at the airport during a routine alarm test more than a year ago. The call never reached Augusta 911, and instead showed up as a voicemail on the airport fire chief’s cellphone, James told commissioners at a Monday committee meeting.
Two Milledgeville, Ga., men were arrested and charged with transporting marijuana through Harlem early Monday.
About 9:45 a.m., a Harlem Department of Public Safety officer tried to stop a 2002 Honda Accord on Milledgeville Road (U.S. Highway 78/278). The driver, later identified as Thaddius Hall, 21, fled for more than a mile before stopping near the McDuffie County line, according to Chief Gary Jones.
Corporate attorneys at Yellow Cab of Augusta are reviewing an exclusive transportation contract the company has with Fort Gordon to see whether it can stop the city from expanding bus service to the Army post, an official said Monday.
It is unclear whether the one-year deal – which began April 1 and has a four-year option that can be extended by Fort Gordon at the end of March – applies only to taxi services.
If you’re driving to grandma’s house this Thanksgiving, it will cost you more and the trip might be a wet one.
Prices at the gas pump have jumped in recent days, just in time for Thursday’s holiday. The highways, though wet, are not expected to be as busy.
“AAA projects a slight decrease in the number of Thanksgiving travelers this year as a result of weakened consumer sentiment tied to economic uncertainty and the government shutdown,” said Jessica Brady, a spokeswoman for the auto club.