July 11, 1986
The southern Atlantic Coast continued to swelter as a heat wave went into its fifth day and temperatures climbed above 100 degrees in Georgia and South Carolina, where the heat was blamed for one death. In Georgia, where temperatures have reached 100 all week, heat has killed 400,000 chickens, the Georgia Department of Agriculture said. Record highs were reported in Columbia, S.C., 103; Augusta, Ga., 102; Savannah, Ga., 101, and Charleston, S.C., 100.
March 16, 1988
An arctic cold wave settled over much of the eastern half of the nation, shattering temperature records and threatening peach crops across the South. The unseasonably cold air either tied or broke more than three dozen record low temperatures in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. More record cold was forecast for today and freeze warnings were issued in Georgia, Mississippi and Florida.
November 10, 1998 |
Three soldiers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter for taking two of their wives for an unauthorized ride on an Army helicopter that crashed in the Bahamas, killing both women. Chief Warrant Officers David E. Guido and Daniel P. Riddell and Sgt. William E. Westgate, all stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., had been sent to the Bahamas to take part in an anti-drug program. They took Guido's wife, Pam, and Riddell's wife, Rebecca, for a ride on their helicopter July 6.
March 18, 1999 |
Led by actress Maureen O'Hara, the 238th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade filled New York City's Fifth Avenue with about 200,000 marchers and thousands of cheering spectators. The Irish-born O'Hara, the parade's grand marshal, celebrated the Irish connection "that I feel so strongly in the United States." Boston held its parade on Sunday, but government workers got Wednesday off to celebrate the British leaving Boston Harbor in 1775 and Loyalists fleeing the city.
November 23, 1994 |
A man accused of murdering three gay men in Florida, Georgia and Maryland confessed to those killings and three more after his arrest Tuesday, the sheriff said. Gary Ray Bowles, 32, of Clifton Forge, Va., had been added Friday to the FBI's list of 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. Bowles confessed to murders in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and Hilliard, Fla.; Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., and Wheaton, Md., Sheriff Jim McMillan said at a news conference.
January 31, 1991 |
Walter Leroy Moody Jr. will be arraigned today in Atlanta on two more charges linked to the deaths of an Alabama federal judge and a Savannah, Ga., lawyer who were killed by package bombs they received through the mail. The new indictment charges Moody with transporting firearms in interstate commerce and obstruction of justice. Each count carries a five-year prison term and a $250,000 fine. The new charges returned by a federal grand jury bring to 72 the number of counts against him.
February 7, 2003 |
A Georgia priest who admitted sexually abusing two brothers while a student at a Washington seminary in the 1970s was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Father Wayland Brown was sentenced three months after his guilty plea to battery and abuse. The boys were 12 and 13 when the abuse began in 1974 at their Gaithersburg home. A pre-sentencing memorandum painted Brown as a serial molester who abused several boys throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Brown was removed from a post in Savannah, Ga., in 1988.