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Teen shot in Harlem Friday night

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A Harlem teen was shot near Pumpkin Center Friday night following a drug-related dispute, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Morris said Jeffery Taylor Ray, 17, of Joy Road, was shot in the arm shortly after 9 p.m. and was transported to Doctors Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ray and three other teens met Jeremy Farley and two men at a church on Old Appling Harlem Highway near Pumpkin Center, Morris said. Soon after, police believe Farley shot Ray with a .380-caliber pistol during a disagreement.

Ray was treated and released from Doctors Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Farley, 22, of Wrightsboro Road in Harlem, is being charged with aggravated assault, Morris said.

No other charges are expected.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/20/11 - 08:17 pm
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If this is following a drug

If this is following a drug related dispute, we should expect other charges.

Many columbia county youth are unfortunatley involved in drugs and readily buy them. The powers that be like to continue to bury their heads in the sand and ignore a serious problem with the youth, including the affluent ones. Too many have died at parties from self inflicted gun shots, or the situation with rape/murder several years back, etc. that could have possibly been avoided with a much tougher approach to the drug problems that do in fact exsist.

Columbia County is changing radpidly and growing and although the Sheriff's Office has done well with community policing various areas and problems should not continue to go ignored. The results will not be pretty.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 08/20/11 - 08:48 pm
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asitis...I've been saying the

asitis...I've been saying the same thing about drugs for the longest. The 'petty' drug crimes always advance to big crimes - it affects everyone, not just the users and dealers.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 08/20/11 - 09:30 pm
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Well, at least he didn't

Well, at least he didn't shoot to kill him.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 08/20/11 - 10:19 pm
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Wasn't that nice of him?

Wasn't that nice of him? Didn't shoot to kill - - -

Vito45
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Vito45 08/20/11 - 11:21 pm
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He might very well have shot

He might very well have shot to kill. He was using a .380, likely a small concealable one; and if you pracice with it you can't hit the broad side of a barn. The first clip I shot through mine, I missed the silouette entirely on 2 or 3 shots from 25ft. The last clip though, I grouped them center mass in about an 8 inch circle; more than good enough for close quarters self defense.

albertoli
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albertoli 08/21/11 - 12:05 am
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the "powers that be" can't

the "powers that be" can't watch everyone's undisciplined brat. if they are under legal age then the parents should be held responisble and be punished, too. the parents are the "powers that be". charge them with child neglect and see how fast crime drops. maybe hold them responsible til age 26, as in Uhbama's forced insurance program.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 08/21/11 - 12:42 am
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No community is completely

No community is completely safe from crime. Many years ago my then young son and I were headed home around 8 pm on Belair Road, just north of I20. Two young men pulled up along side of us, and fired a weapon at the driver's window of my car.

The window had broken some time before and I'd temporarily replaced it with 1/4" thick Plexiglas, so it starred and cracked, but didn't shatter, deflecting the round. I chased them long enough to get the tag number and see them brandish the weapon out of the car window.

The CCSD traced the tag number to the home of a affluent professional in Jones Creek, and discovered that one of the youths was the son of the professional. He was throwing a party for his friends while his parents were out of town, and he and the older youth (who was of legal age) had gone out to "buy milk" for the party.

Yeah right, "milk". The officers who went to the home found that there was a party and underage drinking was going on, and no adults, other than the gentleman who had gone out with the son to shop were present. To my knowledge, nothing was done about the underage drinking going on at the party.

The older fellow confessed to using the weapon to shoot my vehicle and was prosecuted for the crime. The son (who was driving) got off scot free, and the party was presumably never dealt with.

This was on a Sunday night. My vehicle could have easily been being driven by a mom coming home from church with a car full of kids, and when that driver's window shattered in her face, lost control of her vehicle and had an accident. Or it could have been anyone, an older couple heading home after church for example.

IMO, Columbia County kids get away with murder because people insist on believing that since they're from CC that they can't really do wrong. That's nonsense, and folks need to stop coddling CC kids and insist that they respect the law.

For that matter, maybe they should punish the parents along with the kids, like the public whippings that were dealt out to kids AND to their parents when the kids went astray in the book "Starship Troopers" by Robert Heinlein (not the awful movie that was only remotely based on the book.)

bclicious
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bclicious 08/21/11 - 07:08 am
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According to Google maps

According to Google maps neither Pumpkin Center nor Wrightsboro Road are located within the city limits of Harlem. However, it does appear that a part of Harlem-Grovetown Road is in Harlem, and after you pass through Grovetown, that does eventually become Wrightsboro Road.

Therefore, I conclude that none of the above mentioned parties reside within the city limits of Harlem. This is clearly a county matter.

Iwannakno
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Iwannakno 08/21/11 - 08:13 am
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They should put all these
Unpublished

They should put all these clowns on an island somewhere and let them kill each other off.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/11 - 08:21 am
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Pumkin Center is near

Pumkin Center is near I-20.....a meeting spot maybe....Columbia county it's coming your way.....only a matter of time....clean up 30906.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/11 - 08:23 am
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owanna...they have been

owanna...they have been trying that & it doesn't work. They always swim off the island & come to your neck of the woods.

billyjones1949
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billyjones1949 08/21/11 - 10:49 am
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Also clean up 30901 and 30902

Also clean up 30901 and 30902 and the Harrisburg and Fleming areas of 30904 around Surrey Center

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 08/21/11 - 10:54 am
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"IF we would only legalize

"IF we would only legalize drugs senseless injuries and criminal activity
would be eliminated" "Woe is us. Can't have legal drugs in this country
yet"...."It was only a small amount.....why can't we focus on real crimes?"

Yep, 'This is clearly a county matter'... it even may be a personal issue between a poor user and his rich supplier.

A country's children becomes what we are, so be what we want them to be.....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/11 - 11:06 am
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Well billyjones that is all

Well billyjones that is all of Augusta...lol....we might just get a few good men & sit at the French Market Grill in Surrey Center & drink our cajun martinis while they cleanup the mess...lol...let's invite Sylvia Cooper of the AC ...she is one funny lady....& a few on here....I need some laughs. I've been watching the Sunday talk shows & realize this ole world is in a heap of trouble....the tail has been wagging the dog for soooo long now...it will take some tough changes to up-right it again.....sad too because the tv media shoots down a straight talking candidate everytime....I just hope the American people can see through the agenda this time around.

owensjef2
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owensjef2 08/21/11 - 11:41 am
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Where can you buy Alcohol on

Where can you buy Alcohol on Sunday besides FT Gordon. lol I'm just saying

countyman
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countyman 08/21/11 - 12:43 pm
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Certain zipcodes in Richmond

Certain zipcodes in Richmond County have absolutely nothing to do with this shooting... The shooter lives in Columbia County somewhere around the Harlem zipcode.

I don't remember anyone saying clean up Grovetown and Harlem when there's a shooting in Richmond County.. Richmond County didn't create the demographics of Harlem..

The media doesn't report 85% of the crime, but there's already shootings and homicides in Columbia county.. Look up the number of aggravated assaults and I have personal experience from living in the county..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/11 - 12:41 pm
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Certain zipcodes have

Certain zipcodes have EVERYTHING to do with crime.....have you ever heard "stuff"flows down hill?? BTW...I notice that Augusta tomorrow doesn't have big plans for 30906......you are always taking up for Augusta... why not spread the wealth around......the folks in south Augusta pay dearly in taxes & get WHAT????

countyman
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countyman 08/21/11 - 12:49 pm
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Are you really blaming

Are you really blaming certain zipcodes in Richmond County for the demographics Harlem??

The Augusta Tommorrow plan you probably refrencing is the Augusta/North Augusta master plan..

The Richmond County master plan includes 11 targeted sites.. Six of them are located in South Augusta, Blythe 1, Inner City 2, East Augusta 1, and West Augusta 1..

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/11 - 12:49 pm
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"The media doesn't report 85%

"The media doesn't report 85% of the crime, but there's already shootings and homicides in Columbia county.. Look up the number of aggravated assaults and I have personal experience from living in the county.."

LOL...Does anyone remember Baghdad Bob?

countyman
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countyman 08/21/11 - 12:54 pm
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I bet some of the residents

I bet some of the residents in the county would love if the commercial growth from West Augusta flowed into Harlem..

Anybody familar with the city of Harlem already knows the deal.. The city of Grovetown is still fighting the trailer park image even with the growth outside of the city near I-20..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/11 - 12:59 pm
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We are also from the

We are also from the Nashville area and moved to Augusta in September with my husbands job change. We are miserable and can't wait to leave. Our children are unhappy here and there is definitely no comparison to Nashville. Our 12 year-old asked us as we were driving around Augusta recently why is everything so grungy here? That pretty much says it all. Our six year old asks every night Am I safe here? I would definitely think twice before I relocated my family here. The area is very limited with very few options we are constantly shocked at what is unavailable here. The crime rate is very high here and we now don't allow the local news on because it scares our younger children. Much worse than anything Nashville has to offer. I use to run to Wal-Mart and Kroger at night, not here you don't we were actually at Wal-Mart in Augusta around 8 p.m. and left because things were getting very scary between what appeared to be rival gangs. I know it sounds harsh but I would have never believed what a backwards place Augusta is had I not lived here. Don't relocate to Augusta GA unless you have been here enough to know what you are stepping into.

You must have went to the Deans Bridge Rd Wal Mart. Stay away from that area at night. You must have also lived on the south side. Live in Evans, West Augusta, or North Augusta and it is a whole lot safer than the area you described. Every city has its slums and unfortunately thats what you saw. If you like a country setting then Hephzibah, Blythe and Mc Bean or for you other wise South Augusta from Tobacco Rd inward is more ghetto. Goshen, Barefield, and Story Mill Plantation are very nice if you locate on the south side otherwise move to West Augusta, North Augusta or Columbia County.

Typical posts in other news-- papers....I see this all the time... are they lying countyman...or just telling it like it is....

countyman
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countyman 08/21/11 - 01:28 pm
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Augusta/Richmond County was

Augusta/Richmond County was recently named the 7th best place to live in the US.. If I had to choose then I would pick South Augusta before Harlem... I don't see a major diffrence between Grovetown or South Augusta.. Both have grungy and newer residential neighborhoods. The Tudor Branch neighborhood in Grovetown and Lakes at Spirit Creek in South Augusta are both nice. The demographics of Evans and Martinez are much diffrent from South Augusta. The metro area of Nashville is over 1.5 millio people.. The metro is twice the size of Augusta's(550k)and anybody should know it offers more amenities.

The FBI crime rate for Augusta(415.1)is much lower than Nashville's(659.4)and the majority of similar size cities..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/11 - 01:29 pm
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You are too funny

You are too funny countyman....Harlem is probably as safe as Evans.....sometimes I need a good laugh & you always provide that.....it is amazing to me that you can gloss over soo much crap......do you know the MrRogers feel good song?? Wish I could stay & debate BUT life is calling me away....sigh....:)

Patty-P
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Patty-P 08/21/11 - 01:34 pm
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seenitB4....I was reading

seenitB4....I was reading your 12:59 post and it made me think of my 5 year old. We were coming back from Columbia and had just drove into Augusta when he told me he didn't like it here and that it is 'dirty' here. This coming from a five year old. The schools here are terrible. The teachers aren't all bad but some do the bare minimum. I can't wait to leave.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/21/11 - 01:43 pm
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Violent crimes in Nashville

Violent crimes in Nashville were 3.56 per thousand people. In Augusta, it was 10.55 per thousand. Source Neighborhood Scout.com. They also say 95% of cities are safer than Augusta. The chance of becoming a victim in Augusta is 1 in 94. Evans has 1.47 violent crimes per thousand. Chance of becoming a victim of crime in Evans, 1 in 681.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/11 - 01:45 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX--7gFHkU0

Sometimes good music soothes the soul countyman...you need some music & time to smell the flowers---seeya....(I hear ya patty)

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/21/11 - 05:03 pm
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Countyman, based on your many

Countyman, based on your many posts, if you don't live in Columbia County, you shouldn't be commenting on this.

And if you think that certain areas of a county don't drastically effect all surrounding areas then you are clueless. Yes, Columbia and Aiken County have these areas as well but nothing in comparison to Richmond County. We are an enabling society with many areas of non-productive citizens living off of the taxpayers which are also full of criminals.

Riverman1, thank you for providing the acurate and updated information. Over the past several months Countyman has tried so hard he is greatly losing any credibility. His stats/posts are filled with misleading information and often times are outright fabrications. He will not answer and direct questions and will not correct any "errors" he makes, which are quite frequent.

Bottom line is that most of us want these major problems corrected to make Augusta all that it can be whereas he, for whatever reason, refuses to acknoledge any problems and prefers misleading information trying to convice everyone how great Augusta is.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 08/21/11 - 02:38 pm
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Hey folks, crime happens!

Hey folks, crime happens! With drug use, unemployment, and just plain stupidity, it's bound to happen anywhere. Residents, who have lived in the CSRA for a long time, know which areas seem to be those to stay away from, but since crime is no respecter of people or places, the thing to do is just stay out of harm's way, if at all possible. Otherwise, get licensed and trained, and carry your own protection!

countyman
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countyman 08/21/11 - 05:03 pm
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Violent crime rankings per

Violent crime rankings per 100k

Highest crime rates/4th Quartile: Flint, MI: Stockton, CA: Baton Rouge, LA: Bimingham, AL: Bridgeport, CT: Chattanooga, TN

Average crime rate/3rd Quartile: Dayton, OH: Rochester, NY: Tacoma, WA: Tallahassee, FL: Beaumont, TX: Shreveport, LA: Jackson, MS

Average crime rate/2nd Quartile: Grand Rapids, MI: Richmond. VA: Greensboro, NC: Springfield, MO: St. Paul, MN: Winston-Salem, NC
South Bend, IN

Lowest crime rate/1st Quartile: Salt Lake City, UT: Norfolk, VA
Augusta, GA: Raleigh, NC: Mobile, AL

Source FBI... The city of Augusta is grouped with the lowest crime rate categoy..

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/21/11 - 05:04 pm
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Iwannakno....Ditto!

Iwannakno....Ditto!

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