Man escapes from transitional center

Shelton Darnell Cotten

Federal authorities were searching Tuesday for Spencer Darnell Cotten, who escaped from the Augusta Transitional Center on Saturday. Cotten, 49, was serving time for burglary and criminal attempted theft by taking.

He is described as black with distinctive white spots on his face and neck, 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. Authorities asked that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact a local law enforcement agency.

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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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