ACCUSED AIKEN COP KILLER IN COURT THIS WEEK The man accused of killing an Aiken Public Safety Officer during a traffic stop in 2011 is headed to court for a pre-trial hearing this Friday. Stephon Carter is scheduled to go on trial next month for the December 20, 2011 killing of Officer Scotty Richardson on […]
MITT ROMNEY IN AUGUSTA WEDNESDAY FOR RALLY Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in the CSRA Wednesday afternoon to campaign for Georgia Senate candidate David Perdue. The two will appear together at 12:30 p.m. at Edgar’s Grille on Washington Road.
SC HOUSE SPEAKER PLEADS TO 6 CHARGES Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has pleaded guilty to six campaign finance violations and agreed to resign from office. Attorney General Alan Wilson said today that Harrell agreed to a plea deal that lets him avoid jail time. Instead, he will have six years in prison […]
BROTHERS ARRESTED, ONE JAILED FOR SELLING STEROIDS Two brothers were arrested in Richmond County overnight. One for possession of steroids, and the other for allegedly threatening a narcotics officer and his wife. The Jail Report has learned 32 year old Brandon Paquette was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and […]
ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED Two men are behind bars in connection with an armed robbery early this morning at Greg’s Gas Plus on Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta. Lt. Tim Thornton says one of the suspects entered the store around 5:45 a.m. wearing a Halloween mask. He pointed a handgun at an employee and […]
SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS TO INCREASE LESS THEN TWO PERCENT Seniors will get a meager increase in their social security checks for the third year in a row. The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7% increase in their monthly checks. For the average person, that amounts to […]
SUSPENDED GURLEY SEEKS REINSTATEMENT Suspended UGA running back Todd Gurley hopes to be back on the field soon. Gurley has been suspended since October 9 following accusations he was accepting money for autographs, which is against NCAA rules. In a statement, Gurley says he takes full responsibility for the mistakes he made and thanked […]
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, […]