Suspected beer thief apprehended

Authorities have identified the man responsible for a beer theft at a south Augusta gas station on Monday, according to a news release.

An employee told officers the suspect entered the Circle K at 3315 Peach Orchard Road around 10 p.m., grabbed two 30-packs of Budweiser and left without paying.

A tip led officers to 49-year-old Lavert Johnson. The suspect was also identified as being involved in three other incidents since Monday where similar merchandise was taken.

The other locations were C-Mart at 3403 Mike Padgett Highway on Tuesday, Polo Convenience at 2061 Gordon Highway on Wednesday and Polo BP Convenience at 2701 Washington Road on Thursday.



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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