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Arrest is made in man's death

Police have arrested one man and are looking for another in the death of 38-year-old Corwin Lee, whose body was found Thursday near a North Augusta golf course.

Javell Leverett Gordon, 21, who has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, surrendered to authorities at 2 a.m. Saturday and is in the Richmond County jail, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office news release.

Victor Levee Scott, 18, who faces the same charges, remained at large Saturday and is believed to be armed and dangerous, the release stated.

Police say they believe Mr. Lee was killed in Augusta and his body was later dumped in South Carolina. A vehicle believed to be the one used in moving the body across the state line has been found and is being held by police for processing, according to the release.

Shooting suspect fights extradition

A man arrested in Georgia and identified by police as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman on a Brooklyn, N.Y., street is fighting extradition.

Darius Dubarry, 27, said at a hearing in an Augusta courtroom that he would not waive extradition.

Augusta District Attorney Danny Craig says authorities will have to obtain a governor's warrant to transfer Mr. Dubarry out of state.

Mr. Craig said Mr. Dubarry was arrested Sunday at an Augusta motel on a warrant for second-degree murder.

Police said after the arrest that Mr. Dubarry was expected to be charged in the death of 35-year-old Brooklyn resident Carol Simon-Hayes.

MCG program will discuss dementia

Dr. Suzanne Smith, the director of the Memory Disorder Clinic at Medical College of Georgia, will discuss "Clinical Diagnosis: Dementias" at the January lunch and learn program held by the Augusta Alzheimer's Association.

The program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center at 919 15th Street.

RSVP by calling Dr. Shirley Poduslo at (706) 721-0609.

Lecture series talks Aiken County history

The Aiken County Historical Museum and the University of South Carolina Aiken's Office of Continuing Education are presenting a five-part lecture series on the county's history.

The Many Facets of Aiken will be presented from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 22 to Feb. 19 at the museum on Newberry Street.

The program will feature lectures on the Winter Colony homes, the story of the Winter Colony and its people and the history of Savannah River Site. The fee to attend the series is $30, which includes a $15 donation to The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum and a one-year membership for new members.

New 800 number will link to state services

Officials have announced that a new toll-free phone number will be initiated in January for Georgians seeking information on state services.

The new number will be (800) 436-7442, according to a news release by Pam Tucker, Columbia County's emergency services director.

The number will be for Georgians who are seeking state services but don't know who to call. A call center will be available to connect callers to the right government service.

Residents in Columbia County can call 311 to get local government information or to request government services.

Institute will have winter art courses

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is taking registration for its winter quarter studio art classes and workshops, which begin Jan. 7.

Classes are available for all ages in a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics, photography and sculpture. Tuition assistance is available.

To request a free catalog of class listings or a scholarship application, call the institute at (706) 722-5495 or visit www.ghia.org.

Wilson exhibit arrives to celebrate birthday

Historic Augusta Inc. is playing host to a traveling exhibition of Woodrow Wilson artifacts and documents, part of a yearlong celebration of Wilson's 150th birthday.

It will be on view at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh St., through May 23. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free with paid admission to the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, which costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students K-12.

For more information, call (706) 724-0436 or visit www.wilsonboyhood home.org or www.historic augusta.org.

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Reality
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Reality 12/30/07 - 05:12 am
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Good job getting these

Good job getting these killers off of the street.....

Rupret in the middle east
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Rupret in the middle east 12/30/07 - 09:13 am
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Seem like all the young black

Seem like all the young black male will soon be in behind bars. This is not black or white. I am just reading the paper daily. HAPPY NEW YEARS AND MANY MORE.

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prolifer 12/30/07 - 09:26 am
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If black males did the crime,

If black males did the crime, black males do the time. This is absolutely a black/white comment. Get a life for the new year Rupret. That should be YOUR gift to YOU!!

intheknow
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intheknow 12/30/07 - 10:00 am
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Thank you PROLIFER.

Thank you PROLIFER.

luckie
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luckie 12/30/07 - 10:57 am
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This is Georgia and that is

This is Georgia and that is why you see so many blacks in the news and busted for the crimes they are committing. We are not a big
city. However, a huge rave to the rcsd. Keep getting as many as you can off the streets. I think you are doing a marvelous job and I often wonder how in the world are we housing them. I think we are going to need another jail if we keep catching them. Also, do not turn your backs on the young little teenagers. They robbed me twice in one week and you never pursued the many leads that were provided. Get them all - no matter what their age is.

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redapples 12/30/07 - 11:09 am
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If you have ever worked with

If you have ever worked with the type of young people who commit these crimes, you know that the street life is all they know and likely all they will ever know. They are uneducated and without strong morals and values. We must continue to strive to educate them and have an economy with jobs for them so they can see a way to a better life.

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grizzilies 12/30/07 - 11:16 am
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Do not put the blame on the

Do not put the blame on the color of the skin but the people and the government of the county, city, state and federal officials and the voters. Just think about what was just said.

Why
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Why 12/30/07 - 01:00 pm
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redapples- they aren't

redapples- they aren't standing in line at the employment office or at job fairs :(

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edst4 12/30/07 - 03:17 pm
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dani
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dani 12/30/07 - 03:36 pm
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Cythia is running. True fact.

Cythia is running. True fact. She will be joining Paul, Kuchinich and the other glory seekers.

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juicy101 12/30/07 - 03:45 pm
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who said that the killers

who said that the killers were black or white? it is time we put race behind us. we are all created by the same god, he saw fit for there to be more than just one race and loves us all the same. it will be 2008 in a few hours and reading the paper daily, you would think that we are living in slavery days all over again. when will we all come together?

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DoubleD 12/30/07 - 07:54 pm
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Who said it? Their pictures

Who said it? Their pictures were on the news last night! That's who said it.

redapples
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redapples 12/30/07 - 08:16 pm
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Why?, These kids do what they

Why?,
These kids do what they know and what they see in their life. Right, wrong or indifferent. Everything we are is about our life experiences. They need to be shown another way of life.

workingmom
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workingmom 12/30/07 - 09:29 pm
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Redapples, You hit the nail

Redapples, You hit the nail on the head when you said children model what they learn through life experiences. Social learning theorists argue that moral behaviors are rewarded for doing the "right" thing and punished for transgressions. Modeling or observational learning is most important in the early years. The development of a child's self-control is strongly influenced by models and by direct reinforcement children encounter, such as discipline by adults. When young children do not have this scaffolding at early ages, it creates a recipe for less than acceptable behavior in the later years. Older children who are in foster homes have not had the modeling that allows for proper moral behavior. That is why foster parents should be praised for the good work they do.

workingmom
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workingmom 12/30/07 - 11:23 pm
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Foster parenting is a choice.

Foster parenting is a choice. I personally do not know any foster parents so I am speaking from having experiences with children who have been in that situation. These children, obviously, are older, and therefore it doesn't really matter what role models they have now. True, it is important to have good foster parents who do the best they can, but if the foundation hasn't been laid in the early years, unfortunately, some of these kids tend to go the wrong way. If being a foster parent was scarring me or my own children "for life", I believe I would discontinue my role.

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Blondi 12/31/07 - 07:14 am
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we prolly know who did it....

we prolly know who did it....

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hisfaith2003 12/31/07 - 07:20 am
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redapples, i understand what

redapples, i understand what you are trying to say but we all have to make our own choice in life. It is you as a person. Don't tell me that a killer doesn't know killing is wrong. or a shoplifter doesn't know that stilling is wrong people do this because they think they are going to get away with it. Like the young man that killed my baby, he have a long crime sheet and he probably got away with it but he will not getaway with this and thats what we as a community must stop. make these people liable for there actions. Go to court, go to there probation hearings make sure they are liable and do the time they was given. Lets take out our streets back and our childern back, stop letting them tell you what to do, put your foot down. go to the source of the problem, call the police do something besides writing a rant a rave be productive in your community.....

hisfaith2003
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hisfaith2003 12/31/07 - 07:28 am
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blondi if you know who did it

blondi if you know who did it call the police not the rant and the rave because believe me if they get away with this they will do it again and next time it might someone you care about.... come on people stop these people from killing and robbing and hurting our childern, you know if a person is going to do something stupid because they are stupid enough to tell someone before or after. to me a person that picks up a gun and pull the trigger to kill someone that is not on the police force or in the war is a coward and a puck and they need to be stoped. You want to fight and kill someone join the arm forces and send them to irac and send our really men home....

workingmom
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workingmom 12/31/07 - 11:13 am
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Baroness, I am in no way

Baroness, I am in no way targeting you. That is not my intention and not the purpose of this message board. I was simply stating a fact based on research. When I say "early years' I mean before the age of five. There are also many other factors which affect how people choose to live their lives. Yes, I agree with you that they should know right from wrong. They probably do, but not feel a need to always do the right thing. I do feel for foster parents but I certainly wouldn't continue fostering someone who is a threat to my family. I agree that people who commit crimes should be accountable for their actions. That is more quickly said than done, unfortunately. I wouldn't live in the 30906 area for anything! Too scary for me!

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