Nightclub faces temporary closure after killing

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 8:17 PM
Last updated 9:33 PM
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The Peach Orchard Road nightclub where underage suspect Deontre Hubert is accused of killing Edward Yancy III in the year’s first homicide faces temporary closure by the Augusta Commission.

According to Sgt. Richard Elim of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office vice division, Club El Fiesco owner Daniel Magna had allowed “numerous” underage people inside the 21-and-over club early Jan. 1, when Yancy was killed.

Magna, club manager Michael Richardson and promoter Christopher Stump each have previous citations for allowing underage people inside, while Magna was cited in 2011 for violating Augusta’s adult entertainment ordinance, Elim said.

The city’s public services committee voted Monday to suspend Magna’s alcohol and business licenses for 90 days and place the club on a year’s probation. The matter goes before the full commission next week.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/29/13 - 10:40 pm
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Commission on Night Club

Revolving door - - - - -

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/29/13 - 10:52 pm
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2nd

Is this what newly-elected sheriff Richard Roundtree means by "second chances"???

junkyardpig
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junkyardpig 01/30/13 - 05:29 am
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how about permanent closure

how about permanent closure of club

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/30/13 - 08:39 am
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Was extremely surprised that

Was extremely surprised that the Club was not at least slapped with a fine or temporarily shutdown. Because after all, the shooter had been drinking in the club earlier, was Under Age.

my.voice
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my.voice 01/30/13 - 09:10 am
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It wont be shut down, you

It wont be shut down, you know why. Yeah, that again.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 01/30/13 - 09:31 am
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Dear ARC
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While I understand your concern for the tax income being returned by these sleezy, slum, gin joints, don't you think it is time to clean up the town ? How many people have to die in these "fine establishments"? The new Sheriff in town needs to step up to the plate, and Commission needs to man up to this, and do the right thing. If you are going to allow them to remain open, then force these "fine establishments" to install metal detectors and require off-duty police to cover the door. Third strike of ANY kind, and the place is shut down and torn down.

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corgimom 01/30/13 - 11:59 am
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Back in my single days, I

Back in my single days, I used to go to nightclubs. But I had the good sense not to go anywhere where there were GUNS. That's not about fun, socializing, meeting friends, that's about KILLING. If you are going someplace to "socialize" that is so dangerous that you think you need a gun, you need to STAY AWAY! Young men, alcohol, and guns are a terrible combination. But if anyone chooses to go to those places, then I say they accept the risk that they'll never make it home.

Wayne guilfoyle
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Wayne guilfoyle 01/30/13 - 03:03 pm
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what happen in committee

This was presented thru public service and the committee reccomended suspending ( at the request of liscense / Shierff Dept.) there liscense for 90 days and after that the probation period for 1 year. This is the same reccomendation for a club last year that had the same issues. To date the club has not reopened. Wayne G.

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corgimom 01/30/13 - 09:57 pm
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HOW IS IT that a woman can be

HOW IS IT that a woman can be arrested for serving minors alcohol in her home but a nightclub gets a suspended license and probation period for one year, after "numerous" citations? When everyone going to the nightclub is required to show an ID to enter?

Would that be because they don't collect revenue from private citizens?

I call that hypocritical.

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