SC MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN STABBING, GETS 18 YEARS A 44-year old Orangeburg man has plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a 2011 stabbing death. Harvey Randall McDaniel avoided a murder trial after he entered the plea Wednesday. 47-year old William Danny Black was found stabbed to death in his home south of Orangeburg, […]
FORMER SC POLICE CHIEF CHARGED WITH MURDER A white man who was the police chief in a small South Carolina town has been charged with murder in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man. Richard Combs worked in Eutawville when 54 year old Bernard Bailey went to Town Hall to argue about his […]
TUBERCULOSIS CASE REPORTED AT WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Health care workers will be doing skin testing at Westside High School this Friday after someone at the school tested positive for tuberculosis this week. At this point, officials aren’t saying whether it’s a student or a member of the faculty or staff. Health officials were contacted after […]
COMMISSIONERS APPROVE BUDGET FOR 2015 Augusta Commissioners approved a $781 million budget for 2015 that includes raises for Richmond County deputies and a storm water utility fee that will amount to about $6 a month for homeowners. The fee is expected to generate more than $2 million for storm water infrastructure and maintenance.
SECRETARY KEMP ALERTS GEORGIA CORPORATIONS ABOUT SOLICITATIONS Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is alerting corporations that his office has received complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called “Georgia Council for Corporations.” The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee of $125. Kemp said Georgia corporations […]
VOTING UNDERWAY IN COLUMBIA COUNTY RUNOFF ELECTION Polls opened at 7:00 this morning for the run-off election in Columbia County’s District 3 Commission race. Mack Taylor and Trip Derryberry are in the running for the seat that was vacated when Charles Allen resigned earlier this year. The district has more than 25,000 eligible voters. Only […]
TWO PEOPLE HIT BY TRUCK AFTER CRASH Two people were hit by a passing truck after exiting their vehicle that had just hit a utility pole in Aiken County early this morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the accidents were reported around 1:15 on Edgefield Road in North Augusta. The driver ran off the […]
COMMISSION COULD APPROVE 2015 BUDGET Augusta Commissioners hope to approve a budget for 2015 when they meet today. The proposed $781 million budget includes $1.6 million for raises for sheriff’s department employees. Another $1.8 million should come from new revenue generated from hikes in water, sewer, and garbage fees. The Savannah Riverkeeper is still asking […]