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Augusta man robbed at home


A 26-year-old Augusta man told Richmond County authorities that four men came to his apartment on Skinner Mill Road and robbed him at gunpoint, stealing more than $4,800 in property and cash.

According to a sheriff's report, the four men entered the apartment at about 8:45 p.m. Friday. The victim said he woke up when one of the men placed a black handgun to his head and demanded money.

The other men walked around the apartment and began placing items in trash bags that they had brought with them. They took an Xbox and games, jewelry, 20 pairs of Air Jordan athletic shoes and $800.

Woman says man put gun to her head

A 40-year-old Augusta woman told Richmond County authorities that a man threatened to shoot her Saturday morning.

According to a sheriff's report, a man who lives in an apartment complex in the 200 block of East Telfair Street approached the woman at the complex about 10 a.m., put a gun to her head and told her he was going to "blow her brains out."

The victim said she has seen the man around but doesn't know him.

Armed men rob teen of shoes, cell phone

Two men robbed an Augusta teenager at gunpoint of his shoes and cell phone in the 1200 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard, a Richmond County sheriff's report said.

According to police, the robbery occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Friday as the 15-year-old boy was walking home from a football game.

The victim said the two men approached him, pointed a small handgun at him and demanded his cell phone and Air Jordan athletic shoes.

The boy handed the items over, and the two men ran in the direction of D'Antignac Street.

Store employee uses bat to run off robber

An attempted armed robbery at a convenience store on Lumpkin Road was foiled when one of the employees attacked the would-be robber with a baseball bat, a Richmond County sheriff's report said.

A man entered The Super Mini Mart at about 10 p.m. Friday wearing a shirt over his face and brandishing a silver handgun. He demanded that the employee and owner get behind the counter and empty the register's contents.

After the two were behind the counter, a third witness ran out of the bathroom and out the front of the store. While the suspect was distracted, the owner picked up a baseball bat and swung it at the suspect.

The suspect fled the store and ran in the direction of Yates Drive. Deputies were unable to find him.

Man, 19, is charged in burglary, shooting

Aiken County authorities have arrested a 19-year-old Aiken man and charged him in the May 9 burglary and shooting of an elderly woman.

Anthony M. Shivers is in jail on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill, burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. His bond is set at $30,440.

Aiken Department of Public Safety officers arrested Mr. Shivers shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Dillon Avenue. They said he was still in possession of the victim's stolen 1996 Chevrolet pickup.

Officers also arrested two other men on drug and gun charges.

According to the May 9 sheriff's report, the 62-year-old Aiken woman walked in on a man while he was inside her home on Bent Arrow Road. When confronted, he grabbed the woman's shotgun and walked her through the house, demanding money.

The man then escorted the victim out the back door, at which point, she broke away and ran. The man fired, striking the victim in the neck and back. He then jumped in the victim's truck and drove off, the report said.

2 masked men rob Beech Island store

Aiken County authorities are investigating the armed robbery of a Beech Island convenience store by two masked gunmen.

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, two men with masks and handguns walked into the Four Seasons Convenience Store on Storm Branch Road and ordered an employee to lie on the floor and demanded money from a second employee, a sheriff's statement said.

The clerk opened the cash register and gave the men money. As the men left, they took one of the employee's cell phones.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (800) 922-9709.

Former SRS official quits energy agency

Charlie E. Anderson, the principal deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy environmental management office, has announced his resignation.

Mr. Anderson, who announced his resignation last week, will pursue work in the private sector but has not announced official plans. He worked with Savannah River Site from 1990 to 2005 before moving to Washington, D.C.

Ines Triay, the office's chief operating officer, will temporarily fill Mr. Anderson's position.

SRS sets deadline for liquid waste contract

Prospective liquid waste contractors at Savannah River Site have until Dec. 10 to file requests for proposal.

The contract is expected to be worth $3 billion over six years with an option for a two-year extension.

The primary facilities related to the contract include radioactive waste tank farms, the Defense Waste Processing Facility, the saltstone facility and the potential operation of the Salt Waste Processing Facility.

The request for proposal can be found at and

County plans day for electronic recycling

Columbia County will hold an electronics recycling day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the government center, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive.

Acceptable items include computers; monitors; LCD display laptops; notebook computers; CD and CD-RW drives; DVD, hard, floppy and zip drives; scanners; printers; fax machines; adding machines; cell, corded and cordless phones; PDAs; servers; answering machines; pagers; pocket PCs; data cartridges; PC and digital cameras; VCR and DVD players; routers; hubs and remotes.

Televisions, stereo speakers and electric or microwave ovens will not be accepted.

For more information, call (706) 312-7191.

Partial Frontage Road closure is extended

Crews have extended the closure of Frontage Road near Scott Nixon Memorial Drive until 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Richmond County Engineering Department. The work will replace a storm drain in the area. Drivers can still use West Frontage Road.