After losing consecutive games to Elbert County and Washington County to fall below .500 midway through the season, Laney is starting to get back into rhythm.
Levin Lackey scored three touchdowns Friday night as the Wildcats rushed for more 300 yards in a 49-7 win over Hephzibah.
Laney (5-3, 3-1) moved into a tie for second place in Region 3-AAA with Westside; the two teams play at 4 p.m. next Saturday.
Too many mistakes across the board foiled Evans’ hopes of staying in the Region 2-AAAAA race Friday night.
Jones County entered on a two-game losing streak. Trailing 10-7, the Greyhounds scored 24 unanswered second-quarter points, breaking the game open en route to a 51-24 win.
The Knights had three bad snaps on punts leading to three Jones County (6-2, 5-2 Region 2-AAAAA) touchdowns, the offense turned the ball over deep in their own territiory twice and the defense couldn’t contain the Greyhounds’ balanced offensive attack.
President Lyndon Johnson had every reason to feel confident about his campaign stop in Augusta 50 years ago this week.
He came with Gov. Carl Sanders, an Augusta native, as well as U.S. Sen. Herman Talmadge, an influential state leader.
Johnson’s national election over Republican Barry Goldwater appeared certain, and a week later he would easily trounce the Arizona Republican.
PLAY OF THE GAME: It was third and long, with Westside deep in its own territory. Joshua Reynolds took a right-side toss 80 yards up the field. The big gain set up an 11-yard scamper into the end zone by Darius Jones en route to the Patriots’ 48-0 victory.
PLAY OF THE GAME: On the opening kickoff, Richmond Academy’s Tony Daggett fielded the ball at the Musketeer 15 and pitched to Britto Tutt on a reverse. Tutt was able to race up the left sideline, untouched, to score a touchdown and give Richmond Academy an early lead it would not relinquish in a 35-0 rout of the Razorbacks.
WASHINGTON, Ga. — Washington-Wilkes’ region title defense came to a grinding halt along with its offense in a dominating 22-7 defeat to Rabun County on Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
Rabun County controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage, rolling up 409 total yards and scoring 22 unanswered points after falling behind 7-0 in the second quarter. Quarterback Collin Grant rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown and threw for 101 yards and another score to lead the Wildcats to the brink of their first Region 8-AA title.
Friday was the busiest day so far for early voting in the Nov. 4 general election but Augusta-Richmond County’s elections director expects things to pick up with seven straight days of voting opportunities starting Saturday.
“Ten days out from the election, we’re busy,” Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said Friday. “We will have Saturday voting and Sunday voting this weekend, and we’re busy setting up the sites that will come open tomorrow, and then Sunday of course down here.”
One person was injured in a shooting on Parwood Road Friday, deputies say.
About 6 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 3800 block of Parwood Road in reference to the shooting, according to a statement from the department.
Upon arrival, deputies found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Deputies have not provided the name, age or gender of the victim. It’s unclear if the victim was taken to a hospital.
JOHNSTON, S.C. — Strom Thurmond clawed its way to a last-minute chance Friday night, but missed opportunities put the region crown in a different team’s hands.
Batesburg-Leesville survived to beat Strom Thurmond 18-15, clinching the Region 2-AA championship for the Panthers.
Down 18-7 entering the fourth quarter, the Rebels drove downfield and scored on a 6-yard run by Deandre Ryan. A two-point conversion put them within three.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam involving someone posing as a lieutenant and demanding money, according to a statement from the department.
The department has received two phone calls recently from individuals claiming they were contacted by a Lt. Paul Johnson. The phony officer would instruct victims that they failed to appear for jury duty and would be arrested if they failed to provide money via a Green Dot card.
Senior transportation officials from Georgia and South Carolina met Friday in Augusta to discuss the eventual widening of Interstate 20 over the Savannah River that forms the border between the two states.
Plans call for widening the bridge to three traffic lanes in each direction as well as adding a little elbow room to each of the lanes. There were 26 crashes with 23 injuries and a single fatality between 2011 and 2013.
Tom J. Ervin-PET
Morgan Bruce Reaves-UC
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M. Michelle Nunn-D
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Jason J. Carter-D
Andrew T. Hunt-L
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist deputies in investigating claims of steroid abuse among members of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the department announced Friday.
According to a news release, sheriff’s investigators re-interviewed 32-year-old Brandon Taylor Paquette, who was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of testosterone with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
A outage in Augusta’s Hillcreek subdivision has left 186 customers without power, according to Georgia Power’s Web site.
The neighborhood is located off of Augusta West Parkway. The company hasn’t issued a time frame for repairs.
As motivational speaker and youth mentor Sir Rod Patterson danced across the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School’s gym floor, teachers and students were ready to rock the house down.
Patterson dressed up as James Brown, Michael Jackson and other singers, lip-synching their greatest hits. Students screamed, teachers laughed and some members of the superintendent’s cabinet danced.
Deaths from heart disease have declined substantially across the South since the early 1970s but at very different rates, with some counties improving remarkably while others have failed to make much progress, according to a new study published in a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Augusta area is a microcosm of that in Georgia, with Columbia County showing the second-largest decline while Burke County was among the least improved, according to data from the Preventing Chronic Disease study.
A man previously convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, as well as a child molestation case in south Georgia, is back behind bars.
William Archer Stulb, 30, was arrested Sept. 22 on a parole violation. Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said those violations included visiting inappropriate Internet sites and creating a Facebook page, both of which are prohibited by his parole, and he contacted someone forbidden under his parole terms.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a man who attempted to steal cash from a gas station cash register early Thursday but was punched in the face by a clerk instead.
Police said the man entered Circle K, 3744 Wheeler Road about 5:30 a.m., got a large Polar Pop drink and gave the clerk a dollar bill to pay for the drink.
When the clerk opened the register to get change, the man threw the drink at the clerk and lunged across the counter. The 27-year-old clerk punched the man in the jaw. The robber ran from the store.
Police are asking for assistance in their search for a man who stole items from a Kissingbower Road store on Wednesday.
The incident occurred early that morning at Golden Pantry, 1759 Kissingbower Road.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Steve Fanning at (706) 821-1695 or the sheriff’s office at 821-1020 or 821-1080.