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27-year-old killed in crash


Authorities have identified the man killed in a late night wreck Saturday on Gordon Highway as Adrian Robinson, 27, of Bath.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Charlena Graham said Mr. Robinson was ejected from his sports car after it struck a utility pole and billboard in the 1200 block of Gordon Highway at about 10:30 p.m.

Ms. Graham said there were no signs that Mr. Robinson was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time, but he had just left the Honky Tonk Bar on Gordon Highway.

Witnesses reportedly saw the victim heading east at high speed when the accident occurred, Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Gay said.

Augusta native will sing at King event

An Augusta native will perform at an annual Atlanta event celebrating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Timothy Boyd Miller will sing Ain't Got Time To Die and Total Praise at services scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Ebenezer Baptist Church's Heritage Sanctuary on Auburn Avenue.

In February, Mr. Miller sang at Coretta Scott King's funeral in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County, Morehouse College and Mannes College of Music in New York City.

The Rev. Otis Moss Jr. of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, is also scheduled to speak.

Though Dr. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, his birthday is celebrated nationally on the third Monday of January.

Magnet programs taking applications

Richmond County's magnet program is accepting applications for the 2007-08 school year.

Applications can be picked up at each school during school hours. The hours for each school are as follows:

- C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Academy of Richmond County International Baccalaureate Programme: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

- A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Paine will usher in spring semester

Paine College will officially begin a new semester Wednesday with its annual Spring Convocation.

The public is invited to the event, which will include a keynote address by Dr. Shirley A.R. Lewis, who recently announced her retirement as president.

The convocation will begin at 11 a.m. in Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. For more information, call Jay Jefferies at (706) 821-8323.

Fort Gordon will hold community briefing

Fort Gordon's January community information briefing will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Courtyard on Brainard Avenue.

The monthly meeting is open to all members of the community who are interested in events and programs at the post.