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Augusta man robbed at home

A 26-year-old Augusta man told Richmond County authorities that four men came to his apartment on Skinner Mill Road and robbed him at gunpoint, stealing more than $4,800 in property and cash.

According to a sheriff's report, the four men entered the apartment at about 8:45 p.m. Friday. The victim said he woke up when one of the men placed a black handgun to his head and demanded money.

The other men walked around the apartment and began placing items in trash bags that they had brought with them. They took an Xbox and games, jewelry, 20 pairs of Air Jordan athletic shoes and $800.

Woman says man put gun to her head


A 40-year-old Augusta woman told Richmond County authorities that a man threatened to shoot her Saturday morning.


According to a sheriff's report, a man who lives in an apartment complex in the 200 block of East Telfair Street approached the woman at the complex about 10 a.m., put a gun to her head and told her he was going to "blow her brains out."


The victim said she has seen the man around but doesn't know him.

Armed men rob teen of shoes, cell phone

Two men robbed an Augusta teenager at gunpoint of his shoes and cell phone in the 1200 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard, a Richmond County sheriff's report said.

According to police, the robbery occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Friday as the 15-year-old boy was walking home from a football game.

The victim said the two men approached him, pointed a small handgun at him and demanded his cell phone and Air Jordan athletic shoes.

The boy handed the items over, and the two men ran in the direction of D'Antignac Street.

Store employee uses bat to run off robber

An attempted armed robbery at a convenience store on Lumpkin Road was foiled when one of the employees attacked the would-be robber with a baseball bat, a Richmond County sheriff's report said.

A man entered The Super Mini Mart at about 10 p.m. Friday wearing a shirt over his face and brandishing a silver handgun. He demanded that the employee and owner get behind the counter and empty the register's contents.

After the two were behind the counter, a third witness ran out of the bathroom and out the front of the store. While the suspect was distracted, the owner picked up a baseball bat and swung it at the suspect.

The suspect fled the store and ran in the direction of Yates Drive. Deputies were unable to find him.

Man, 19, is charged in burglary, shooting

Aiken County authorities have arrested a 19-year-old Aiken man and charged him in the May 9 burglary and shooting of an elderly woman.

Anthony M. Shivers is in jail on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill, burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. His bond is set at $30,440.

Aiken Department of Public Safety officers arrested Mr. Shivers shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Dillon Avenue. They said he was still in possession of the victim's stolen 1996 Chevrolet pickup.

Officers also arrested two other men on drug and gun charges.

According to the May 9 sheriff's report, the 62-year-old Aiken woman walked in on a man while he was inside her home on Bent Arrow Road. When confronted, he grabbed the woman's shotgun and walked her through the house, demanding money.

The man then escorted the victim out the back door, at which point, she broke away and ran. The man fired, striking the victim in the neck and back. He then jumped in the victim's truck and drove off, the report said.

2 masked men rob Beech Island store

Aiken County authorities are investigating the armed robbery of a Beech Island convenience store by two masked gunmen.

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, two men with masks and handguns walked into the Four Seasons Convenience Store on Storm Branch Road and ordered an employee to lie on the floor and demanded money from a second employee, a sheriff's statement said.

The clerk opened the cash register and gave the men money. As the men left, they took one of the employee's cell phones.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (800) 922-9709.

Former SRS official quits energy agency

Charlie E. Anderson, the principal deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy environmental management office, has announced his resignation.

Mr. Anderson, who announced his resignation last week, will pursue work in the private sector but has not announced official plans. He worked with Savannah River Site from 1990 to 2005 before moving to Washington, D.C.

Ines Triay, the office's chief operating officer, will temporarily fill Mr. Anderson's position.

SRS sets deadline for liquid waste contract

Prospective liquid waste contractors at Savannah River Site have until Dec. 10 to file requests for proposal.

The contract is expected to be worth $3 billion over six years with an option for a two-year extension.

The primary facilities related to the contract include radioactive waste tank farms, the Defense Waste Processing Facility, the saltstone facility and the potential operation of the Salt Waste Processing Facility.

The request for proposal can be found at e-center.doe.gov and professionals.pr.doe.gov/srs.

County plans day for electronic recycling

Columbia County will hold an electronics recycling day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the government center, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive.

Acceptable items include computers; monitors; LCD display laptops; notebook computers; CD and CD-RW drives; DVD, hard, floppy and zip drives; scanners; printers; fax machines; adding machines; cell, corded and cordless phones; PDAs; servers; answering machines; pagers; pocket PCs; data cartridges; PC and digital cameras; VCR and DVD players; routers; hubs and remotes.

Televisions, stereo speakers and electric or microwave ovens will not be accepted.

For more information, call (706) 312-7191.

Partial Frontage Road closure is extended

Crews have extended the closure of Frontage Road near Scott Nixon Memorial Drive until 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Richmond County Engineering Department. The work will replace a storm drain in the area. Drivers can still use West Frontage Road.

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rdunaway
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rdunaway 09/16/07 - 06:00 am
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Sat. Sept.22 the walk for

Sat. Sept.22 the walk for autism will be held at 8th and reynolds. at 10a.m. Suportis needed for those that truely care. I am still asking and looking for help and direction for my grandson. God has His angels amongst us nd I am faithful in His power in praying for help. Work call, I w ill be back later

pofwe
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pofwe 09/16/07 - 06:53 am
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20 pairs of Air-Jordan?

20 pairs of Air-Jordan? Ridiculous!!!

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karmakills123 09/16/07 - 08:03 am
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20 pairs of Air-Jordan?

20 pairs of Air-Jordan? .......shoes make da man...lol..............so much so that they will steal them off a kids feet...incredible! Filthy thugs.

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christian134 09/16/07 - 08:27 am
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Why was the person who shot

Why was the person who shot the 62 year old woman allowed such a low bail?

departed
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departed 09/16/07 - 09:25 am
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what they failed to put in

what they failed to put in the paper is most home invasions target drug dealers. i would bet my last dollar the victim was a dealer.

Rose
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Rose 09/16/07 - 09:29 am
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Maybe the amount is posted

Maybe the amount is posted wrong. Maybe a 0 was left out.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 09/16/07 - 09:59 am
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I agree.. for an attempted

I agree.. for an attempted murder that is pretty low. 19 or not I hope this punk spends the rest of his life in jail. If he does get out I pray the next victim takes him out permanently!!!

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marien 09/16/07 - 10:28 am
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I agree no bail shoud be

I agree no bail shoud be posted if you've killed someone.

jaschild
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jaschild 09/16/07 - 10:30 am
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did anyone else notice the

did anyone else notice the length of the srs official's title? good heavens: proof of beauracratic largesse writ large.

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deekster 09/16/07 - 10:59 am
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Someone posted a response a

Someone posted a response a while back after a "major drug" bust in Greene Co. They said the drugs were headed to RC. The result of the drugs not making it to the dealersin RC would result in a mini crime wave. They were right. At least by the AC accounts.

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mgroothand 09/16/07 - 01:39 pm
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Some time ago there was an

Some time ago there was an article in the paper that within a certain county in the US it was illegal NOT to own a firearm for protection. While that may be a little far-fetched, if it is generally known that most of the residents in a certain high crime area are known to have firearms, crime in that area will be sharply reduced. It is too bad it has to come that but the rising criminal element has forced the issue.

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Why 09/16/07 - 02:48 pm
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Twenty pairs of shoes -

Twenty pairs of shoes - INSANE!

dani
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dani 09/16/07 - 06:39 pm
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This smells a little like the

This smells a little like the OJ deal.____
Someone has something these people want, if they cant locate the correct item/items then they just take whatever they find.

Rose
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Rose 09/16/07 - 06:52 pm
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Why would someone have 20

Why would someone have 20 pairs of air jordons in their home? That is mighty strange. Makes me wonder if they were stolen.

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Inkjet 09/16/07 - 06:55 pm
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All this robbery and it's not

All this robbery and it's not even the Christmas season yet! Wow, what's that going to be like this year?

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crackerjack 09/16/07 - 07:33 pm
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I believe the town that

I believe the town that required their residents to have guns was Kennesaw, Ga. and the crime in that town dropped to nothing in less than a year. I don't know how it is now, but that was 20 years ago when they passed that law.

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FallingLeaves 09/16/07 - 09:25 pm
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deekster, re: your 10:59am

deekster, re: your 10:59am post. Glad you remembered that post. Hope it kept some readers safe from harm to be on alert. Notice, since then one gas station/convenience store clerk (Gas Plus) in North Augusta took down a guy that tried to rob him, held him down til the police arrived. Attempted robbery at Lumpkin Road mini-mart in paper today, was fended off with a bat. Inkjet has noticed the rise in crime, too. I guess he didn't hear about the big bust of drugs heading for RC that messed up the local drug economy. Inkjet is right, we better prepare for the holidays if this pre-holiday crime spree is any indication of criminals' desperation. Regarding "departed's" post: I don't know how one would find out stats on which home invasions are drug dealer's homes, but I know a lot of people who have had home invasions and attempted home invasions that AREN'T drug dealers, they are people the drug dealers want out of the neighborhood.

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