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Kingston, Perdue on the attack

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:40am


ATLANTA -- The candidates in the Republican Senate runoff sprinted out their final debate Sunday by blasting each other over ethics and the Savannah port.

Jack Kingston accused David Perdue of lining his pockets while taking an appointment from his cousin to the Georgia Ports Authority board. And Perdue warned that Kingston’s connection to a Palestinian businessman awaiting deportation for a federal conviction will wind up being a messy scandal in the middle of the general election against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn.

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Update: Columbia County man reports shooting during holdup attempt

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:03am

An Evans man said he was shot in the leg early Monday after four people tried to rob him outside his apartment.

Jamal Antwan Fielding, 25, said he was on a bench behind the clubhouse at Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road about midnight when two men and two women approached him and demanded cash and jewelry, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

After he refused, one man shot Fielding in the thigh. The four people then ran away without stealing anything, Morris said.

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