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.
Neva Anderson sat close to her husband, Daniel, in a pew at First Baptist Church of Augusta, waiting patiently for the start of what she considers a holiday tradition.
For more than 15 years, the Martinez couple has attended the Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert presented by The Augusta Chronicle. Anderson said Sunday that she hopes they can continue the tradition for another 15 years.
WHERE: The edge of New Savannah Road at Laney-Walker Boulevard
WHAT: Trash strewn along the right-of-way
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Once the litter is reported, the Richmond County Marshal’s Office attempts to determine who left it there. If no litterer is identified, Augusta Environmental Services is in charge of cleanup.
ACTION PROMISED: None. Augusta officials including Administrator Fred Russell and Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson did not respond to inquiries Friday.