Federal investigators remain tight-lipped about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s unannounced search last week of McDuffie County’s Emergency Medical Service, but a local official said Tuesday that agents seized no county equipment from the Thomson office.
However, McDuffie County Manager David Crawley would not say if personal effects were removed as evidence.
“They did not take any county equipment and the search did not involve county computers,” he said.
Facing a crowd of historic preservationists and history enthusiasts Tuesday, Augusta Commission members again gave hope about preserving two historic buildings on the downtown government campus.
The buildings, Georgia’s oldest standing structure built as a synagogue and an older court building, “have been in use since they were built in the 1860s, and we think they have a future,” Historic Augusta Executive Director Erick Montgomery told commissioners.
After five successful seasons with the Fox Creek Predators, Wesley Brown resigned Tuesday to take over the varsity baseball program at Spartanburg High School in the Upstate, where he will also serve as assistant strength coach.
A pair of area assistant baseball coaches – Darius Washington at Midland Valley and North Augusta’s Sam Line, who is a Spartanburg native – are expected to join Brown with the Vikings.
Fort Gordon soldiers will deploy at the end of May to assist U.S. operations against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
About 20 troops from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade are scheduled for a nine-month deployment to provide network and communications support for Operation Inherent Resolve, according to a news release.
The soldiers will support combined joint task force efforts to train, advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces and restore security and stability to the Iraqi government, according to the release.
Two city employees were involved in a shooting at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson told city commissioners during a committee meeting.
Around 1:15 p.m., deputies found Theron Wilson, 43, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen at the cemetery. Wilson, a supervisor with Trees and Park for the City of Augusta, was conscious and alert, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Allan Rollins. Wilson, who has been with the city since 2007, was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center.
An Augusta man told police he shot at a person he found burglarizing his home while he slept Sunday morning.
The man, 69, told police he woke about 2 a.m. to hear noises coming from the kitchen of his home on Circular Drive. Armed with a .357 revolver, he went to investigate and discovered the silhouette of a man in the kitchen. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, he fired a shot, prompting the burglar to run out the back door.
Police are investigating a note left Monday at a fire station warning firefighters to “watch their backs.”
Firefighters at Station 9, 3507 Walton Way Extension, discovered the note stuck between the door and door frame around 2:30 p.m. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, the note said, “You fools killed my mom watch your backs black lives matter.”
Fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said the department is working closely with the sheriff’s office, but at this point they have not determined a suspect.