NTSB BLAMES THOMSON PLANE CRASH ON PILOT ERROR Federal investigators says a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed local vascular surgeon Dr. Steven Roth and four colleagues from the Vein Guys here. The pilots, Richard Trammell and Jeremy Hayden, […]
SEARCH FOR MISSING TEEN UNDERWAY Richmond County authorities are looking for a local teen who hasn’t been seen since Friday night. 18 year old Nicholas Charles Dunn was last seen at the Cross Creek High School football game at the school on Old Waynesboro Road. His friends told police Dunn ran to the visitors side […]
FORT GORDON SOLDIERS BEING DEPLOYED TO WEST AFRICA A group of soldiers from the Augusta area is being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the Ebola virus. Fort Gordon officials said in a news release Monday that about 25 soldiers with the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade will […]
ALLEGATIONS OF STEROID ABUSE AT RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Information has surfaced that a man who was arrested recently for possession of steroids has told officials he has sold to officers there in the past. Here’s a statement from Lt. Allan Rollins of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office: “The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has reviewed […]
WOMAN’S BODY FOUND IN MOBILE HOME Richmond County deputies found the body of a woman at Rocky Creek Mobile Home Park off Milledgeville Road last night. Deputies were responding to a burglary call when they found the body of 33 year old Emily Anne Newbegin of Martinez. The cause of her death was not […]
AZZIZ IS FINALIST FOR LAS VEGAS JOB Georgia Regents University President Dr. Ricardo Azziz is reportedly on the short list of candidates for the president’s position at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sources say Azziz is one of three finalists for the job. It was a little more than six months ago we learned […]
DEADLY WEEKEND SHOOTING IN GRANITEVILLE There was a deadly shooting in Graniteville over the weekend. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday after a fight broke out at the Round Two Bar and Grill on Breezy Hill Road in Graniteville. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton says 20 year old Stacy Johnson of Wagener died at the […]
EBOLA RESPONSE TEAM CREATED FOR GEORGIA Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign an executive order today creating an ebola response team for the state. Names of those on the state ebola response team will be released in today’s executive order. They are expected to meet later this week.