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Police seek gunman in robbery of store


Richmond County sheriff's investigators are asking for help in identifying a man who robbed a south Augusta convenience store Saturday.

According to a police report, the gunman entered S.T. Food Store, 3706 Mike Padgett Highway, shortly before 10 p.m. and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and drove away in a silver/gray four-door vehicle. which is missing a right rear hubcap.

Police seek two men who robbed barber

Police are looking for two men who robbed a North Augusta barber at gunpoint Sunday.

The shop's owner told police that two men entered Hats Off Grooming Lounge on East Buena Vista Avenue at 9 p.m. and told him, "This is a robbery."

The robbers took $150 and two customers' cell phones.

Police arrest man in Thursday carjacking

North Augusta Public Safety officers have arrested a suspect sought in a Thursday carjacking.

According to a news release, Anthony Tashawn Perry, 24, was arrested Sunday at his home on Celeste Avenue. Mr. Perry was identified as the person who stole a Ford Explorer and briefly eluded officers before crashing the vehicle into North Augusta Chiropractic on Knox Avenue and running away.

He is charged with carjacking, disobeying a lawful order and failure to stop for blue lights and siren.

Proposed development passes second reading

The proposed development of Gardner's Landing passed on second reading at the North Augusta City Council meeting Monday.

The ordinance passed 5-2, with Councilman Ken McDowell and Councilwoman Carolyn Baggott opposed.

The mixed-housing community is to be built on 29.46 acres along the Savannah River off U.S. Highway 1 beside RiverNorth subdivision.

The council also approved the 2010 budget on final reading.

The final reading of Gardner's Landing is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Driver won't be charged in death

Chatrice Evans will not be charged in the death of Bill Adams, North Augusta Public Safety's Lt. Tim Pearson said Monday.

Mr. Adams, 72, a Master Gardener, died Nov. 8 after being struck by a vehicle driven by Ms. Evans on Seymour Drive.

Lt. Pearson said Mr. Adams was in the road and sunlight glare made it difficult for Ms. Evans to see.

Augusta preservation projects are honored

Historic Augusta Inc. honored seven outstanding historic preservation projects Monday night and was also the recipient of two statewide honors from the Georgia Historical Society.

The organization received two 2009 Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Awards.

Historic Augusta's two awards, presented by Georgia Historical Society President Todd Groce, were for the programs category, honoring Walk With the Spirits at Magnolia Cemetery and, in the preservation projects category, the restoration of Union Baptist Church.

The historic preservation projects honored were: the John Forsyth House, 728 Milledge Road; Cheatham, Fletcher, Scott Architects office, 4201/2 Eighth St.; the Hugh Dempsey House, 609 Telfair St.; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; the William B. White House, 1005 Milledge Road; The Stovall-Barnes House, 1211 Greene St.: and Union Baptist Church, 1102 Greene St.