June 16, 2008
Here are your morning News 12 headlines.
For a third time in four weeks, a man has drowned at Lake Thurmond. The latest victim is Edtwon Jackson, 22, of Thomson. He apparently stepped into a dropoff at Mallard Point in the Lake Springs Recreation area. Divers found his body later in 11 feet of water. Rangers are warning about dropoffs due to the low levels in the lake.
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Georgia's July 15 primary.
You can get mail-in forms at schools, libraries and county government offices. You can also sign up in person at your county board of elections, or you can get an on-line application through the Secretary of State's office.
In South Carolina, a recount is set for Monday in one of last week's primary races. About a thousand votes separate Bob Conley and Michael Cone for the Democratic U>S. Senate nomination. The winner takes on Sen Lindsey Graham in November.
Richmond County investigators are still trying to find Thaddeus Bradshaw. He's wanted for three hotel robberies last week. A gun was used in at least some of the robberies.
David Rosier is now in the Edgefield County jail. He was arrested in Aiken County for assault with intent to kill and a weapons charge.
Investigators say he tried to run two men off Bettis Academy Road recently. They also say he shattered their windshield with a baseball bat.
The remains of a man's body are at the State Crime Lab for investigation and identification. The decomposed body was found Saturday in a trailer at Smurfit Stone Recycling on Walker Street in Augusta. Investigators are theorizing the man could have been homeless. He may have been in the unlocked trailer for several months.
The Georgia baseball team plays Stanford in the College World Series in Omaha Monday night. Each team won its opening game in the double-elimination tournament. The Augusta GreenJackets are off until Thursday for the South Atlantic League All-Star break. The Atlanta Braves play a one-game series in Colorado tonight. They lost to the Los Angeles-Anaheim Angels Sunday night, 2-0.