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.
A 24-year-old cadet at Augusta State Medical Prison has been charged after authorities said they discovered she was trying to supply inmates with methamphetamine and marijuana. According to a news release, Lucretia Nicole Davis was in the control room with another cadet and an officer on Thursday when the officer noticed an item on the floor.
Davis picked up the item and threw it into the garbage, saying it was a roach. The officer became suspicious, however. Investigators were called in, the release stated, and a field test found evidence of methamphetamine.
Police said Monday they are continuing to conduct interviews and collect evidence into the death of a Barnwell, S.C., surgeon whose body was found Saturday in a Richmond County creek.
The sheriff’s office arrested a suspect Saturday but has yet to make public a motive in the death of Dr. Charles Mann III, 60.
Glenn Vincent Riggs II, a 22-year-old with several misdemeanor warrants against him, has been charged with murder and robbery by force in the case. Police believe Mann was killed at Riggs’ residence in the 2600 block of Dublin Drive.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Several cars of the New York City-bound Amtrak Crescent carrying 218 passengers and crew members went off the tracks early today in South Carolina, but there were no serious injuries, authorities said.
Train 20 from New Orleans became disabled shortly after midnight when seven of the nine cars ran off the track but stayed upright near Spartanburg, Amtrak said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.
MARIETTA, Ga. — A coalition of Cobb County citizens’ groups are planning to ask that a decision to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves be postponed.
Cobb Citizens for Governmental Transparency are planning to deliver a letter to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners Monday asking that a vote on whether to move forward with a plan to build the new stadium and $400 million entertainment complex be postponed for 60 days.
Organizers say the extra time will give residents a chance to become fully informed.