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.
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.
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.
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.
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.