Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, the former MCG president who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president, has died at the age of 87. Steinfeld campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era. He was the surgeon general from 1969-1973, but came under fire for never […]
The Richmond County school system is one step closer to getting a new leader. The school board has named Angela Pringle as the lone finalist to be named superintendent, replacing Dr. Frank Roberson. Pringle is currently a regional superintendent for DeKalb County Schools. Parents, teachers and the public will have at least two weeks […]
Communities in Georgia and South Carolina are observing National Night Out today with a variety of events. What began in 1984 as people leaving their porch lights on as a way to join together to stand against crime has now evolved into events ranging from rallies and neighborhood cookouts to youth events and law […]
Today’s Mega Millions jackpot is at an estimated $100 million to a single annuity winner. The jackpot has grown since July 1 and has rolled 10 times. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $100 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash […]
The ribbon was cut Monday on the new Cyber School Headquarters building at Fort Gordon. Colonel Thomas Pugh became the new Signal Commandant, and Colonel Jennifer Buckner became the first-ever Cyber Commandant. Officials say the Cyber Center of Excellence will really begin to take shape in the next 6 to 12 months.
A two year old boy has died and his mother could face murder charges. Katherine Smith was charged with cruelty to children last week after her son, Mason, was taken to the hospital with head injuries. Smith told investigators her young son held his breath until he passed out, then hit his head when […]
Richmond County school board members will move a step closer today to naming a new school superintendent. They meet at 5 p.m. to announce the names of the finalists for the job. Dr. Frank Roberson’s contract expires later this month. Students in Richmond County head back to school next Monday.
A local teenager was arrested after trying to impersonate a firefighter over the weekend in Columbia County. Captain Steve Morris says 19 year old Christian Jerome Lavarias was behind the wheel of an SUV with red lights in the grill and rear-view mirror. He pulled over a car driven by an Appling teenager on Louisville […]