EATONTON, Ga. -- In the days and weeks since early May when his elderly parents were killed, Keith Dermond has been as puzzled as anyone else.
Russell and Shirley Dermond had been married 62 years. Both in their late 80s, they fell prey to unspeakable violence -- savagery as the Putnam County sheriff has called it -- and whoever inflicted it seems to have left nary a trace.
IRMO, S.C. — A new law means drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina are more likely to get hit in the wallet.
The law allows law enforcement to write traffic tickets after reviewing video captured by cameras installed on school buses. Previously, an officer had to personally witness the illegal passing to prosecute — unless injuries resulted and boosted the charge to a felony.
An Augusta man says he was shot at Wednesday while working in the backyard of a residence.
Approximately 3:51 p.m., deputies responded to the 600 block of Bennock Mill Road where a 20-year-old victim said fired shots as he worked outside on a vehicle, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Thurmond Dam won’t be required to report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the amount of pollutants it’s sending into the Savannah River, as a recent legal settlement ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to do for eight dams in Oregon and Washington.
The Corps, however, will continue to comply with South Carolina discharge permitting and monitoring requirements for pollutants. Only minor oil spills have been reported in recent decades at Thurmond Dam, according to Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Corps’ Savannah District.
A Tifton, Ga., peanut butter manufacturer donated 1,000 jars of peanut butter to the Golden Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday.
Bell Plantation made the donation to announce its partnership with an upcoming documentary on Georgia’s peanut butter industry by Hephzibah filmmaker Joseph Barnhart. Portions of the documentary “Growing Peanut Butter” will be filmed at Bell Plantation.
At a press conference at Golden Harvest, Mayor Deke Copenhaver encouraged the community to donate peanut butter – a food rich in protein – to the food bank.