Sylvia Cooper's column returns to the Chronicle on Sunday

Here's an excerpt from this week's City Ink column, which returns to The Chronicle this weekend after a nine-month absence. Get the complete version online or in print on Sunday.

... A gun belonging to the director of the state parole office is now in the hands of a criminal. Elizabeth Oxford was attending a trial in Augusta. She went to the House of Prayer on Wrightsboro Road for lunch and left her Glock in her black four-door Impala. When she returned, she found that the car had been broken into and the gun stolen, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

The report was a little confusing because it said an unknown person had broken into the car by "unknown means" and had taken the gun. Ms. Oxford, however, said there was a pry mark on the left front door at the door handle.

I do wonder why you had to know where to look to find that police report...

Read more about Ms. Cooper's return in the Backstories blog.


Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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