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Arrest is made in man's death

 

Police have arrested one man and are looking for another in the death of 38-year-old Corwin Lee, whose body was found Thursday near a North Augusta golf course.

Javell Leverett Gordon, 21, who has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, surrendered to authorities at 2 a.m. Saturday and is in the Richmond County jail, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office news release.

Victor Levee Scott, 18, who faces the same charges, remained at large Saturday and is believed to be armed and dangerous, the release stated.

Police say they believe Mr. Lee was killed in Augusta and his body was later dumped in South Carolina. A vehicle believed to be the one used in moving the body across the state line has been found and is being held by police for processing, according to the release.

Shooting suspect fights extradition

A man arrested in Georgia and identified by police as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman on a Brooklyn, N.Y., street is fighting extradition.

Darius Dubarry, 27, said at a hearing in an Augusta courtroom that he would not waive extradition.

Augusta District Attorney Danny Craig says authorities will have to obtain a governor's warrant to transfer Mr. Dubarry out of state.

Mr. Craig said Mr. Dubarry was arrested Sunday at an Augusta motel on a warrant for second-degree murder.

Police said after the arrest that Mr. Dubarry was expected to be charged in the death of 35-year-old Brooklyn resident Carol Simon-Hayes.

MCG program will discuss dementia

Dr. Suzanne Smith, the director of the Memory Disorder Clinic at Medical College of Georgia, will discuss "Clinical Diagnosis: Dementias" at the January lunch and learn program held by the Augusta Alzheimer's Association.

The program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center at 919 15th Street.

RSVP by calling Dr. Shirley Poduslo at (706) 721-0609.

Lecture series talks Aiken County history

The Aiken County Historical Museum and the University of South Carolina Aiken's Office of Continuing Education are presenting a five-part lecture series on the county's history.

The Many Facets of Aiken will be presented from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 22 to Feb. 19 at the museum on Newberry Street.

The program will feature lectures on the Winter Colony homes, the story of the Winter Colony and its people and the history of Savannah River Site. The fee to attend the series is $30, which includes a $15 donation to The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum and a one-year membership for new members.

New 800 number will link to state services

Officials have announced that a new toll-free phone number will be initiated in January for Georgians seeking information on state services.

The new number will be (800) 436-7442, according to a news release by Pam Tucker, Columbia County's emergency services director.

The number will be for Georgians who are seeking state services but don't know who to call. A call center will be available to connect callers to the right government service.

Residents in Columbia County can call 311 to get local government information or to request government services.

Institute will have winter art courses

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is taking registration for its winter quarter studio art classes and workshops, which begin Jan. 7.

Classes are available for all ages in a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics, photography and sculpture. Tuition assistance is available.

To request a free catalog of class listings or a scholarship application, call the institute at (706) 722-5495 or visit www.ghia.org.

Wilson exhibit arrives to celebrate birthday

Historic Augusta Inc. is playing host to a traveling exhibition of Woodrow Wilson artifacts and documents, part of a yearlong celebration of Wilson's 150th birthday.

It will be on view at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh St., through May 23. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free with paid admission to the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, which costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students K-12.

For more information, call (706) 724-0436 or visit www.wilsonboyhood home.org or www.historic augusta.org.

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