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Man shot to death, possibly after surprising burglar

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 5:50 PM
Last updated 6:39 PM
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An Augusta man was shot to death Saturday night, possibly after surprising a burglar in his home, authorities said.

Deputies found the body of Hester Wilfred Jackson, 56, inside his home in the 2700 block of Willis Foreman Road a little before 9 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser.

Investigators think Jackson arrived home Saturday evening and stumbled upon at least one person burglarizing his house, Dresser said. No other details were being released Sunday, he said.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald said Jackson’s body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy to be performed Monday.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 during business hours or anytime at (706) 821-1080.

This is Richmond County’s 30th homicide of 2012.

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F4therTime
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F4therTime 12/10/12 - 03:53 pm
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Ok I am done with you....

Unpublished

Told you several times about the differences between Aiken County and City. Go study the new Target plans or the Five Guys Burger plans. Us South Augusta tax payers will just be quiet so you CBD people can enjoy the fruits of our labors....

countyman
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countyman 12/10/12 - 04:19 pm
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I've provided the 'city

I've provided the 'city limit' map from the city of Aiken website, and the number of homicides in the county according to the Chronicle. I'm still waiting on you to mention the addresses outside the city limits of Aiken. I don't need for you to tell me there's a difference between the city of Aiken, and the county.. I need the addresses of the homicides I've listed who aren't located in the city of Aiken. I think we both know why you don't want to comment on that.

Are you denying the cop was killed in the city limits of Aiken earlier this year?

http://www.cityofaikensc.gov/index.php/government/city-council/city-coun...

The boundaries of the Central Business District have been around for awhile. It's funny you have a problem with me calling the area safe, because it's small. Yet, you don't have a problem bringing up South Augusta which is much larger in land mass than other places in the metro area.

Concerning Gordon Hwy, the area of Southwest Augusta is extremely safe. Gordon Hwy between Jimmie Dyess and going towards Grovetown.

Seenitb4. I only mentioned Aiken, because you guys seem to think crime only happens in Richmond County. For some reason the sky is never falling outside of Richmond County.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/10/12 - 04:41 pm
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countyman...

You say Augusta is 3rd in terms of tourism. Take the Masters Tournament away and rethink that statement. There is NOTHING else there to see.

F4therTime
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F4therTime 12/10/12 - 05:53 pm
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How many times...

Unpublished

Has the city of Augusta been voted best city in America? I didn't bring Aiken up you did. I have never denied anything. I just keep saying Augusta is a rexheaded stepchild except for tax collections. Thankfully Augusta won't get my tax dollars much longer and they already don't get my sales tax anymore.

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corgimom 12/10/12 - 06:57 pm
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"and this could have taken

"and this could have taken place anywhere in the CSRA"

Sadly, what Countyman said is true. It could've happened anywhere in the CSRA.

It didn't used to be like that.

However, that crap about the CBD is safe, is just that. If Countyman thinks that all the crime down there is being reported, then he just isn't dealing with reality. Because homeless people, drug dealers, and prostitutes don't call the police. Perhaps he would like to share how a few months ago, the vice squad was arresting transvestite prostitutes downtown. I don't call anywhere that has drug dealers and prostitutes safe, and neither does anyone else I know- except Countyman. By his standards, if you aren't being murdered, then you're safe. I don't feel that way and neither does anyone else. Safe is being able to walk the street whenever you want. Safe is not having to constantly worry that your car is going to be broken into or stolen. Safe is not having to watch people buying drugs or prostitutes picking up "clients". And if downtown is so safe, why would the sheriff waste his time with a survey?
And I've lived in South Augusta, and I've lived in North Augusta, and I know where I felt safe- and it wasn't South Augusta. I won't even go where my old house was, it's so overrun with drugs, and it got that way even before 1988. In constrast, where I lived in North Augusta doesn't have drug dealers living there.

corgimom
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corgimom 12/10/12 - 07:04 pm
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And a populace of only

And a populace of only 200,000, that has over 24,000 crimes reported annually- meaning over 10% of its residents are crime victims- is shocking. Consider Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. It's projected to have 50,137 crimes reported in 2012- and it had 919,968 residents as of the 2010 census. Perhaps Countyman can explain how Charlotte has twice the crime with 4 times the population, and Charlotte is a large city, since he likes to tell us how things are in other cities. And Charlotte freely admits that they have a crime problem, unlike Augusta.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/10/12 - 07:13 pm
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Now I'm Really Urinated Off

Countyman,
All day it's been West Augusta, South Augusta, North Augusta, Aiken, New Ellenton, Grovetown, Harlem, Evans, Martinez, CBD, Southwest Augusta.

Not one time have you ever mention "Appling". I almost consider that been racist!

I saw two male geese assaulting a female geese today. I'm not sure but I think one of them their males have a rap sheet, Should have shot him but I'm acting like the Richmond County Judicial system by giving him another chance.

Come to think of it, maybe I should have because Appling may become the crime city in Columbia County by letting him go.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 12/10/12 - 07:31 pm
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B4

I'd hoped you'd get on here and come out swinging - ctyman loves you - he talks about you all the time when he's not quoting other things we don't read :) Sorry ctyman -

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/10/12 - 07:58 pm
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Over the years I've known a

Over the years I've known a lot of military and students (or spouses of) who counted the days until they could get out of this area because of the general culture ( and lack of in the case of arts and entertainment), and the racial posturing in politics. (the likes of Marion Williams)

By the way, I heard a blurb tonight that the Greenjackets are entertaining a move to North Augusta. If that happens and we can get the arena out of downtown it would be sweet for professional sports in the area.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/10/12 - 08:00 pm
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Apparently, the truth hurts.

Apparently, the truth hurts. My condolences to this mans family.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 12/12/12 - 12:22 am
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No Issues Living In SA

My wife and I built our first home in SA in 1987. We built our second home in SA in 1998. Still living in SA and loving it. In fact the area is growing so much they have finally decided to expand Bobby Jones Expressway to deal with the additional traffic. New homes continue to be built costing in excess of 200K and new subdivision continues to be built as well. The money we have saved living in SA has allowed us to benefit in ways that would not have been possible living elsewhere. There is no false sense of security living in SA. Most of us have security systems, personal protection, etc., and we look out for one another. And for all of you with the ideal that only blacks commit crimes, please look at the national news, and you will see numerous headlines of mass killing and other major crimes committed by someone others than blacks. Additionally, I ask you to look outside your little box and get the whole picture before commenting.

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AutumnLeaves 12/12/12 - 03:37 pm
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countyman

countyman I don't dislike Augusta, I dislike crime and criminals in Augusta. I love Augusta. I'm still here in Augusta. I have no agenda other than the survival and a better quality of life here in Augusta for my family, friends and myself. I would like my children to WANT to come back to Augusta after they graduate from college. Stop expecting me to stick my head in the sand for YOUR agenda. It's obvious you're in some kind of real estate and/or PR business. Ignoring the problem won't make it go away. BTW, this was one of MY highschool classmates that was murdered, so EXUSE me if I'm angry about this! He was a good man, a productive and contributing member of this community and it is a tragedy and a travesty that he was murdered!

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