Former prison worker indicted on charge of trading with inmates

An Augusta woman has been indicted on a charge of trading with inmates.

The Richmond County grand jury returned the indictment Monday accusing Melissa Lenett Brown, 34, of selling cell phones and tobacco to an inmate at Augusta State Medical Prison in January 2012 and again on Jan. 15 of this year. 

Brown, a former employee at the prison, could be arraigned in Richmond County Superior Court next month.

Augusta prison worker faces charges of smuggling contraband


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House passes bill providing limited repair to New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam that allows fish migration

The U.S. House of Representatives appeared to dash the hopes of local landowners hoping to save and repair the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam by passing a bill that provides for only limited repair that allows fish migration.

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