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60-year-old Augusta woman punched in head

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 9:07 PM
Last updated Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 3:45 AM
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A 60-year-old Augusta woman is recovering after being punched in the head Friday afternoon at a local business.

Approximately 1:10 p.m., deputies responded to Fishbowl Lounge on the 2200 block on Lumpkin Road in reference to simple battery, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told deputies an unidentified suspect was sitting at the front door of the business when the victim asked if she was OK. The suspect said she was fine, but didn’t leave. A short time later, the victim again approached the suspect and asked her to move away from the doorway, at which time the suspect stood up and struck the 60-year-old on the right side of her head with a closed fist, the report stated.

The victim stated she has security video of the incident, but was unable to immediately retrieve it.

The suspect is described as a black female, 5-foot-2, 130 pounds with an unknown tattoo on her face.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 08/01/14 - 09:01 pm
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60 year old woman attacked

would this lady be the owner or manager of that business? Not much was reported beyond the victim being struck.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 08/01/14 - 09:06 pm
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No good deed goes unpunished.

No good deed goes unpunished.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/01/14 - 10:44 pm
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At a bar at 1:10 in the

At a bar at 1:10 in the afternoon. How sad that this lady has nothing else to do.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/02/14 - 06:12 am
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That place has always been a

That place has always been a dive. That's where the serious drinkers go.

That, and the Safari Lounge, between those two, there was always entertainment.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 08/02/14 - 07:52 am
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Safari Lounge has been closed

Safari Lounge has been closed for a long, long time, but when it was open I enjoyed the times I went there. Many of the patrons were businessmen and all the patrons I knew had a JOB. There was only one time I witnessed a fight. Where there is drinking a fight can break out no matter whether it's "dive" or an upscale establishment.

The Fishbowl is definitely not an upscale establishment, but there used to be and probably still are, pool tables. I think there were dart boards there too - been too long to remember. Tournaments were held there quite often so being there in the early afternoon isn't necessarily a sign of anyone being drunk.

The 60-year old seemed to be concerned about the person sitting by the door and if she was the owner or manager, she had every right to speak to this person who struck her and ask her to leave. It didn't state in the article, but it sounds like the person who committed the assault was not a patron. So if she was drunk, she got that way somewhere else. The establishment is responsible for its patrons to some degree.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/02/14 - 09:27 am
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Where was the Safari? I

Where was the Safari? I remember the name but cannot place it.

historylover
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historylover 08/02/14 - 09:41 am
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Safari

It was on Peach Orchard near the intersection with Gordon Hwy. It was a dive for sure but we had some friends who visited every year from the Midwest. They loved going there to get a feel for the "local" flavor. I swear one day these two guys were talking to us all at the bar. One of them stood up and said, "Well, I've got to go back to the shop and clock out now!" We laughed for years over that incident.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 08/02/14 - 09:42 am
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Safari Lounge was on the

Safari Lounge was on the corner of Peach Orchard and Tubman Home Road. There's some kind of auto/yard or farm equipment company on that piece of property now.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/02/14 - 09:42 am
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The Safari was on your right

The Safari was on your right going south on Peach Orchard; just past Bungalow Rd. I think it is Barcelona now.

Hoptoad's description of the Fishbowl is pretty accurate. It is like any other neighborhood bar, just catering to a working class crowd. The old knife and gun clubs no longer exist as far as I know.

I've been to most of them at one time or another, when playing league pool.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/02/14 - 09:55 am
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Correction

I believe you guys are right, it was farther north. The only time I was ever in there was when a single father old friend was moonlighting in a band to supplement his income. That was the early 70's.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/14 - 10:59 am
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Know the place

I use to work with the guy whose Korean Wife divorced him and ended up getting the Bar early 80's.

Yep Richmond Hill (Thugville Apartments) sure enhanced the area.
Funny I remember lots bleeding hearts (with no skin in the game) telling us how it would help the area 25+ years ago.

Where they now?

I sure wished the AC would do a whole 1 page on Promises vs. Results, just so the correct people would get the blame.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/14 - 11:01 am
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Safari Lounge was thorn down

what 15 years ago?

But I heard the Wooden Barrel picked up the slack.☺

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/14 - 11:04 am
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itsanotherday1 - Ever play

The AM-VET US25 and Butler creek, the BEACON near US-25 Tobacco RD. or the Uncle Ted' SOC station where the Racetrack now sits near BJ-520?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 08/02/14 - 11:31 am
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corgimom sure knows a lot

corgimom sure knows a lot about the area. I didn't even know there was a Fishbowl Lounge until about 5 years ago. Never noticed it until my brother dared me to go in there one time. I finally got a chance to go and was pleasantly surprised once inside. Everyone (a mix of old, young, diverse) was polite, pleasant. They didn't give me the evil eye for not drinking alcohol, enjoyed the Karaoke, even saw one of my newer extended family members there, boy was he surprised. LOL. But it is the people wandering around outside that made me nervous. I prefer going to places that have dancing only, no alcohol or smoking. I.e., I don't get out much.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/02/14 - 12:28 pm
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No noc noc, I haven't.

I've played at the bar in the former Holiday Inn close to Tubman/Gordon. Then there is Jay's and Chongs on Dean's Bridge; Rub-It-Inn, Five Pines, Roadhouse, Robbie's, Cadillac's, VFW-Windsor Springs, Hide-Away, County Line, Cuz's, Wooden Barrel, Corner Pocket, Hilltop, Econolodge-GH, Barcelona, Fishbowl, Miss Carolyn's, Vickie's. The bar at the corner of Milledgeville and Barton Chapel, and the old Dum Jons. Dawghouse, both Rack and Grills, Silver Bullet, The Harrisburg Palace or some such, and one downtown off of a sidestreet. A few others in SC, and some in Ga I've forgotten.
That is over a 27 year span. Some are closed or renamed; most are not my cup of tea for a place to hang-out, but in ALL cases I never saw a fight, felt intimidated or unwelcome.

Nice people are nice people regardless of income or ethnicity; you just tend to associate with those of similar background and interests.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/02/14 - 01:23 pm
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hoptoad, I saw way more than

hoptoad, I saw way more than one fight at the Safari.

Were you there, too, when the car crashed through the wall into the ladies' restroom, and when that woman danced topless on the table?

And when that other woman pulled a gun on her no-good man, when she caught him with another woman?

Ah, memories. Good times.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/02/14 - 01:53 pm
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Itsa, are you talking about

Itsa, are you talking about the Honky Tonk?

Good times there, too.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 08/02/14 - 02:11 pm
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Wooden Barrel

Never having been inside any of these places I find it very interesting to read about all those 'escapades'. However, does anyone recall, and this is quite some time ago, that a waitress named Patricia lost her life inside the Wooden Barrel by being shot? Every time I pass by that shockingly blue building I think of that poor soul.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/02/14 - 05:03 pm
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TrulyWorried, Southerners

TrulyWorried, Southerners party on Friday and Saturday nights, and go to church on Sundays.

It's what makes the South so unique and special.

Southerners know how to PAR-TAY like no others!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 08/02/14 - 06:46 pm
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corgimom

I've been living in this area since 1967 - also previously - in 1953 - so I can call myself a "part" Southerner, maybe? Weekends were for housework and family and the other 5 days were for work.
And my 6 children are all doing very well, thank the Lord.
Some folks just have different life styles and I am one of them, forgive me. Glad YOU ALL had a good time and hopefully STILL have it!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/02/14 - 08:43 pm
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Yep, Honky Tonk was the name

Yep, Honky Tonk was the name of the old H.I. building bar. Thanks for reminding me.

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flipa1 08/03/14 - 10:39 am
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This seems a little like the

This seems a little like the knock out game. When someone gets close enough they try to knock you out with one punch. If you know who or where this B/F sucker puncher may be please call the RCSO, Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or TEXT/EMAIL your tips to TIPS@AugustaCrimeStoppers.org. Where you remain anonymous and un-assaulted...

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