Man injured in morning altercation

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A homeless man was stabbed early this morning on the 1100 block of Broad Street by a man he approached for money, Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Calvin Chew said.

A deputy on patrol came across the victim bleeding on the ground and the suspect standing beside him around 3 a.m., Chew said. The victim, Leamon McNell, 27, is expected to be treated and released from the hospital.

The suspect, Eric Young, 34, who was intoxicated at the time of the attack, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, Chew said. A witness saw a knife in Young's hand, but the weapon was not found by deputies, Chew said.

 

 

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Chillen
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Chillen 05/17/11 - 08:55 am
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A stabbing on Broad Street?!

A stabbing on Broad Street?! No way.

Six Words. Bicycle Police - and lots of them.

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 05/17/11 - 09:04 am
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Great idea! The average

Great idea! The average police officer in Georgia makes $50,000. With the various benefits like insurance, figure on dishing out another $15,000. So for each extra police officer you want, you'll need to donate $65,000 to the Richmond County Sheriff's office. We all appreciate your generosity in this matter!

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 05/17/11 - 10:01 am
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If the average police officer

If the average police officer in Augusta makes $50,000/yr. you would have a lot more people signing up for training. Maybe the average officer in Atlanta makes that much, but city by city anywhere else in Georgia I would find that figure hard to believe.

Chillen
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Chillen 05/17/11 - 10:24 am
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emergencyfan. They can't add

emergencyfan. They can't add the cops to make it work - clearly. Take existing ones and swap their position to bicycle position. You know instead of writing speeding tickets they should be fighting crime.

Otherwise Broad Street is toast. Who wants to go down there and put themselves at risk? Not me.

Personally I think the merchants also need to take security measures into their own hands. Hire a few off duty policemen if you people to frequent your establishments.

Bottom line, there is a demographic problem down there. If you go to Broad Street, go armed.

countyman
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countyman 05/17/11 - 12:00 pm
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Why would cops patrol on

Why would cops patrol on bikes at 3am in the morning?? During the day a patrol car sits in the bank parking lot on Broad street... The guys who work for CADI are also walking and riding around.

Lol, a demographic problem on Broad street?? Definitely not the Broad street in the Central Business District or Olde Town... The demographic must be too many artist, professionals, and college students.. I wonder what's the demographic problem for the posh Artist Row then...

There's 34 condos under construction in the Whites Building.. The Emporium added 9 apartments and retail space earlier this year... There's several new businesses along Broad(Sit A Spell, Sundrees, Tantra Lounge, Bar on Broad, etc)...

I live downtown and have never felt unsafe on Broad street.. I see single women jogging up and down broad street btw 5am-7am by themselves .. The pictures below show the real deal on Broad street... The people who visit downtown frequently no the area is low crime..

Nobody in the pictures thinks you need to be armed...
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://blog.augustaga.org/wp-content...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://visitaugustaga.files.wordpres...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1431/...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 05/17/11 - 11:30 am
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Autumn, I feel the need to

Autumn, I feel the need to point out that you seem to have missed my point. However, here's where I looked up the salary info:
http://www.indeed.com/salary/q-Police-Officer-l-Georgia.html

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 05/17/11 - 11:34 am
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Republic, you missed two

Republic, you missed two points. The second being that the figure I used was from GA, not specifically RC.

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 05/17/11 - 11:33 am
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Chillen, so instead of

Chillen, so instead of patrolling around my neighborhood at 3am, they should be on bikes downtown at 3am? Sorry, can't say I agree.

Chillen
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Chillen 05/17/11 - 11:38 am
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emergencyfan. Right now they

emergencyfan. Right now they are doing neither so its a moot point. Mismanagement and bad demographics. I'll just stay over here and keep my money in Columbia County.

countyman
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countyman 05/17/11 - 11:57 am
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Well don't visit the 115 acre

Well don't visit the 115 acre Village at Riverwatch either because it's located in Richmond County.. The Village at Riverwatch started construction this month and consist of retail, hotel, banks, restaurants, office space, and other commercial related uses... The address of Costco is listed at 825 Alexander Drive... The new $1 million road in the development likely connects to the $10 million Alexander Drive widening project underway...

Lol, somebody must get out their bed every morning at 2:30 am.... Then drive from Columbia County and ride through the hundreds of neighborhoods in Richmond County. Anybody with a little common sense knows cops are out patroling at 3 am in the morning... Not to mention the cops working security at the local bars, clubs, etc..

bojangles
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bojangles 05/17/11 - 12:32 pm
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Broad Street is terrible on a

Broad Street is terrible on a Saturday afternoon. My wife and I decided to take the kids downtown, walk the streets, grab lunch at a little cafe, and maybe check out some antiques..... WRONG. We got out of the car, the street was filthy, every other store front was vacant, and there were thuggish looking people hanging out... no thanks. We took a twenty minute drive to Downtown Aiken and had a really pleasant day. This really stinks because I would rather support my own city, but it is a hot-dang mess down there. I wish the Alternate Reality Richmond County that Countyman always talks about existed, but I have yet to see it. I'll just take the kids to the Evans Library park, you know the one RIGHT NEXT to the police station, or the huge new park they are developing, RIGHT NEXT to the police station instead. Maybe we will go to the movies at Regal Cinemas 20? Oh wait, I don't feel like looking at a sociology experiment gone wrong and getting held up with that poor teacher...

countyman
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countyman 05/17/11 - 01:07 pm
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The same people everytime on

The same people everytime on here lol.. Bojangles, Now all of a sudden you claim to live in RC?? In one of the comments you posted from last year.. You clearly called yourself the CoCo wasp... Anymore things you want to make up...

Countyman, also known as the Ri-Co Strangler.... (insert wild applause).... and in the Red corner we have Bojangles, known to most as the CoCo WASP.... (insert crazy loud booing). Ladies and gentleman, tonight's match will be sponsored by our good friends at Wifesavers reminding us to 'Put a Little South in Your Mouth.....Wifesavers!" It would be epic......

Maybe you should head to Mullins Crossing? Oh wait, I don't think you want to be robbed like some of the target employees ...

Forethought
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Forethought 05/17/11 - 01:03 pm
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Wow! 3 am in the morning and

Wow! 3 am in the morning and intoxicated on a public street. Talking about a recipe for trouble. In hind sight I bet this guy wish the officer would have arrived before the homeless man and arrested him for public intoxication. This way he never would have been charged with a serious offense of aggravated assault. Its all about choices. The good part, the deputy arrived on the scene to find both, the victim and assailant. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. LOL

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 05/17/11 - 01:04 pm
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The point was "sarcasm." I

The point was "sarcasm." I mention it because, obviously, you didn't get it.

bojangles
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bojangles 05/17/11 - 01:56 pm
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Richmond County Murders are

Richmond County Murders are down 2,389%
Richmond County Economic Development is up 117%
Richmond County Unemployment is only .07%
Richmond County Population Growth is 38%
Richmond County Statistics are 89% true.

jross1981
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jross1981 05/17/11 - 02:29 pm
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What's a 27 year old doing

What's a 27 year old doing begging for money at 3 AM?

bdouglas
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bdouglas 05/17/11 - 04:31 pm
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@Chillen, @emergencyfan : I

@Chillen, @emergencyfan : I think the Bureau of Labor Statistics would be a much more reliable source than "indeed.com". For the Richmond Co. metro area (basically the CSRA), the median salary is just over $34K for a patrol officer. Here's my source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_12260.htm#33-0000

countyman
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countyman 05/17/11 - 05:36 pm
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Bojangles... Augusta/Richmond

Bojangles... Augusta/Richmond County and Richmond County are growing at another level in 2011.. Here are a couple of stats and reasons why...

1. Violent crime rankings- Augusta is safer than the majority of it's peers throughout the US... The crime rate decreased in the year 2010...

2. Urban core growth- Rural Soucring has around 30-35 employees and will bring 100 good paying IT jobs in total.. The Rural Sourcing offices are located in the Enterprise Mill.. Sutherland Mill across the street was renovated($5 million) into medical office condos.. A while back Augusta Ent purchased the entire 2nd floor of the building. The $6-$7 million Lofts at Marbury start construction summer. Phase 1 calls for one 42-unit loft building... The 42 unit building is 3 1/2 to 4 stories tall.. Three stories of residential above pull under parking.. A rooftop terrace overlooking downtown sits on top of the building...Phase 2 consists of two 5 unit townhome buildings.... The two 5 unit townhome buildings are 3 stories tall.. There's 34 condos under construction at the Whites Building... The Emporium opened earlier this year bringing 9 lofts and retail space.. Mayor Copenhaver was a presenter at the National Mayors Summit on City Design twice this year.. He discussed the neighborhoods around the Medical District, Paine College and Southgate shopping center.. He also disscused the HUD Challenge Planning Grant/ DOT TIGER II Planning Grant Program which was awarded almost $900,000 from HUD and an additional $900,000 from DOT to the City of Augusta for sustainable development initiatives along a 4.5-mile stretch of the 15th Street-Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard-Deans Bridge Road corridor. The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem were featured at Georgia Planning Association Spring Conference(held May 12th-13th in Peachtree City). William Sankey at Harvard University’s School of Design was so impressed he completed a study.. Georgia Trend now wants to feature the work being done in Laney Walker/Bethlehem in their magazine.. To go along with a Tee Center, parking deck(1st level retail/office space), dental school, new cameras and lights on Broad from 13th to 5th, finishing of saint sebastian, new 30k sq. ft. medical office building at saint sebastian/walton way, Hyatt place hotel, Kroc Center, etc..

countyman
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countyman 05/17/11 - 05:44 pm
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sorry double post

sorry double post

countyman
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countyman 05/17/11 - 05:26 pm
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3. Economy/job growth/new

3. Economy/job growth/new industry- Augusta leads almost all of the southeastern cities with more than twenty national recognitions during the past 18 months. Here's three rankings in 2011 from the last two months.

April 19th... Ranked a Hot city by Economic Modeling Specialist based on job growth.. They broke up the cities up into four categories Hot, Heating Up, Cooling Down, and Cold...
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2011/04/19/hot-or-cold-the-state-of-jobs...

April 21st... Augusta named as one of the "Top Ten Incredibly Pro-Business Communities" by Southern Business and Development magazine, based on activities of the past several years.
http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Augusta_named_one_of_top_ten_pro-busi...

May 15th... Ten cities unaffected by a bad economy... Augusta ranked 3rd out of the top...
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11110098/1/10-cities-unaffected-by-a-bad-...

4. Airport growth- Augusta has one of the fastest growing airports in the US... The airport in Augusta has a 79.8% growth rate since 2006... The airport secord a passenger record in 2010 and grew at nearly 30% btw Jan-March 2011. Tailwind Deli News & Gifts opened a restaurant/bar, coffee shop, and gift shop in April. The $5 million parking expansion broke ground in March.. This month Delta starting using a 124-seat Airbus to serve Augusta once daily.. The 124 seat Airbus is replacing a smaller 50 passenger jet.. US Airways switched all their aircraft to 50 passenger planes instead of using the smaller 37 passenger... The $14 million grant from the FAA for runway improvements is either underway or about to begin... A $5 million general aviation terminal opens in 2012..

5. Retail growth- Richmond County leads the metro in commercial permits in the year 2011.. Thanks to the massive projects such as the Village at Riverwatch, 25 acre shopping center and mix-use development Dyess Park on Jimmie Dyess, Flowing Wells Business Park, Cherry street shopping center, etc... On top of all the small businesses who've opened around the county.. Along with the nine new stores(soon to be eleven) or restuarants have opened at the AUG mall since 2010.. The Limited is opening soon and Flip Flop shops is now open..

bojangles
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bojangles 05/17/11 - 05:46 pm
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Percentage of Unicorns is

Percentage of Unicorns is also up 34%

bojangles
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bojangles 05/17/11 - 05:48 pm
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...according to Unicorn

...according to Unicorn Aficionado of course.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/17/11 - 07:09 pm
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It is looking more and more

It is looking more and more that at some point we will be relocating back to the CSRA. I don't care about Costcos, restaurants, retail stores, and bars; there are already enough of those in the CSRA to meet my wants and needs. Add 5 more, 50 more, 500 more- my wants and needs won't change.

However, one of my primary needs is to live and shop, and for my husband to work, in a safe area- and that's why I won't be living in RC. And I value that more than saving 25 cents on 20 rolls of toilet paper, or eating an overpriced meal at a restaurant. It's a quality of life issue that can't be quantified.

Countyman can prattle all he wants to about the FBI site, but he refuses to accept the fact that the FBI clearly posts that the statistics are not correct.

I could post on a site that I'm a size 2, gorgeous, and fabulously rich. Would you believe what I would post on a site, or would you believe what you see with your own eyes?

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 05/17/11 - 08:16 pm
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Countyman uses LOL more than

Countyman uses LOL more than my teenaged daughter!

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 05/17/11 - 08:35 pm
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EmergencyFan, your

EmergencyFan, your information is very far off course.

Starting salary of Richmond County Deputy, less than $30,000.00

After all certifications and training, less than $32,000.00

After 10 years of service on patrol, $34,000.00

Therefore, after certified and working a couple of years (84 hours every 2 weeks) a Richmond County Deputy makes just over $12.00 per hour!!

Insurance - Majority is paid by the deputy

Retirement - Really? Looked into their retirement? Every wonder why many wihtin the department are going on 35+ years now.... Joke!

Public Safety is the number one primary objective of local government and yet our commissoners are failing to provide adequate funding. They are not even coming close to state/national standards.

Failing to provide for public safety while at the same time wasting millions on public transportation, public golf, studies, baseball fields, etc. is very irresponsible. Additionally, our tax base is leaving this county due to lack of public safety which in turn will create a greater need for more public safety officers with less money to hire them.

It is a viscious cycle and we are heading in the wrong direction.

inform
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inform 05/18/11 - 10:22 am
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Average Police Officer

Average Police Officer salaries for job postings in Augusta, GA are 2% lower than average Police Officer salaries for job postings nationwide.

CADI is doing a fine job and so is RCPD. People fail to realize criminals are going to be criminals with more police or not. They will find a time to do something stupid, ever told someone you are only one person or you cannot be everywhere? Well police officers are only human and cannot be everywhere at once. Daily several brave men and women leave their home in uniform sworn in to protect our communities and their's.

Broad Street is not more dangerous than Hardy McManus in Columbia County. Crime is everywhere.

Corgimom please realize that RC is not a bad place to live, it's all about doing your homework when purchasing. Know the neighborhood, ride it at different time of the day to see how many people just hang out. I live in CC and let me tell you about the brats and adult brats, they are just the same with possibly more income. Some live there to be close to the community they can get rich off of. This is not only Augusta or the CSRA it is nationwide so purchase smart. I will give credit to some of the schools in CC. They do have more qualified teachers, they also set high standards for subs when a teacher is out. In RC they let anybody almost to work in the system which I hope will curve in the future since the kids are our future.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 05/18/11 - 02:08 pm
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AsitisinAugusta. Thank you

AsitisinAugusta. Thank you for your post of the salary figures, etc. I hope those salaries will improve before we lose more of Augusta's finest.

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