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Woman reports carjacking

An Augusta woman told police she was the victim of a carjacking and armed robbery while stopped at a south Augusta traffic light early Sunday.

Elizabeth Mitchell, 45, told police she was driving her 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity at 1:30 a.m. when three men in camouflage clothing approached her, a Richmond County sheriff's report stated.

She was at Olive and Milledgeville roads, and the armed men forced her from the car and drove north toward 15th Street, the report says.

Police recovered the vehicle about a half-hour later in the 1800 block of Cooney Circle, the report says.

Sonic worker says man grabbed wallet

An employee of a south Augusta fast-food restaurant told police she was robbed in the parking lot of the business.

Jade L. Stewart, 17, told police a man grabbed a wallet from her as she worked her Saturday night shift at Sonic Drive-In at 2622 Peach Orchard Road.

The robbery happened about 10:30 p.m., a Richmond County sheriff's report stated.

The girl said she saw the man earlier outside the business and asked him whether he was OK. He said he was waiting for a ride, according to the police report.

If arrested, the man will be charged with robbery by sudden snatch.

Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

A west Augusta convenience store was the scene of an armed robbery during the weekend.

At 11:53 p.m. Saturday, an employee at OK Pantry on Highland Avenue near Surrey Center said, a man wearing a hooded sweater and a bandanna over his face entered the store, pointed a black handgun at her and demanded cash and two packs of cigarettes, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

Public has chance to tour portions of SRS

The National Academy of Sciences will sponsor a series of public meetings in Augusta next month that includes an opportunity for the public to tour portions of Savannah River Site.

The academy's Environmental Management Roadmap Committee's Jan. 8-10 meetings will be at the Marriott Hotel & Suites, No. 2 10th St. and will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 and from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 10.

Agenda items include briefings from SRS personnel involving waste disposition overview, nuclear materials stabilization overview, area completion update and a public comment period for stakeholders.

The Jan. 10 meeting will include discussions regarding the DOE-EM Engineering and Technology Roadmap, a multi-year program plan and leveraging opportunities with the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.

A site tour open to the public will be conducted Jan. 9.

Participants in the drive-by tour must contact Laurie Posey at (803) 952-8994 by Thursday. The tour will be limited to the first 25 participants.

Schedule changes at Augusta Canal center

The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center is operating on its winter schedule through March 31.

The center's hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Petersburg Boat tours will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m., weather permitting. Special group charters for other days and times can be arranged with advance notice.

Call (706) 823-0440, ext. 4, for information and reservations.

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pablanco
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pablanco 12/31/07 - 04:04 am
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disgusta GA.

disgusta GA.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 12/31/07 - 05:20 am
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The Dirt Band sure hung a

The Dirt Band sure hung a tough moniker on Augusta. Thanks for repeating it, pablanco.

deekster
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deekster 12/31/07 - 09:00 am
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Build some more concrete

Build some more concrete structures "downtown" for the 1st week in April. Put that lipstick on the pig. While the Augusta National broadens its "buffer zone" and considers building a "moat". How the AN wishes it were somewhere else. LOL

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Little Lamb 12/31/07 - 09:17 am
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I think if I were putting my

I think if I were putting my freedom on the line by committing armed robbery I would ask for at least a carton of cigarettes.

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Little Lamb 12/31/07 - 09:22 am
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Isn't Olive Rd. at

Isn't Olive Rd. at Milledgeville Rd. pretty much in the heart of Augusta? There was a time when you had to be south of Gordon Highway to be considered "South Augusta." Now it looks like the Chronicle wishes to use the South Augusta moniker to apply to any crime anywhere.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/31/07 - 09:26 am
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And I hate that Ms. Mitchell

And I hate that Ms. Mitchell was the victim of a crime. But what was she doing at Olive & Milledgeville at 1:30 a.m.? The report said she was driving when the men approached her. But it sounds like she must not have been moving. Lesson: if three men in camouflage clothing approach you (in your car) at 1:30 a.m. in South Augusta, put your foot on the gas pedal!

WW1949
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WW1949 12/31/07 - 09:36 am
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Disgusta is any part of

Disgusta is any part of Augusta where you have sorry people who want to hurt or rob others. Every city has those type of areas and people. If she had a pistol she should have taken them out of their misery. No city misses or needs that caliber of a person. Pick your places where you travel and stay out of the bad areas espically at dark.

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charlesmanson 12/31/07 - 10:07 am
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come on an 1987 celebrity?

come on an 1987 celebrity? they could probably out run it if the exhaust smoke didn't kill them! you see they ditched it and walked to where ever probably laughing.

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Inkjet 12/31/07 - 10:18 am
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Not everyone who is out

Not everyone who is out driving at that time of night is out for no good reason. A lot of people are out driving to and from work. If she had a gun, it would have gotten taken from her and she would have gotten shot with it. Just having a gun with you doesn't protect you. If you don't have any real training and a lot of practice with that gun, it won't help you at all. If you are too easily spooked and don't have the proper mindset and are not on your guard while you have that gun, it will not help you and it could end up being used against you.

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brentwinner 12/31/07 - 11:22 am
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Call it Disgusta if you like.

Call it Disgusta if you like. But if you don't like Augusta, Delta is ready when you are. Otherwise, step up to the plate to make where you live a better place to live.

thereishope
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thereishope 12/31/07 - 11:32 am
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thank you bwinner! thank you.

thank you bwinner! thank you.

owensjef
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owensjef 12/31/07 - 11:33 am
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Forgive me all for laughing

Forgive me all for laughing at charlieyonce.

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 12/31/07 - 12:03 pm
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Try to take me from my car

Try to take me from my car with or without a gun. I'll run you into the ground.

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rebelgirl 12/31/07 - 12:56 pm
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Sitting at a light past

Sitting at a light past midnight with your doors unlocked,being approached by men in mask,not stepping on the gas and haulin a@# thats really a priceless moment(even if it's not a newer car,DROP IT IN LOW AND GO).If these people who are approached by carjacks would just use common sense there wouldn't be any cars to jack.Don't be stupid run the light,the stop sign or whatever if your the only car there.Stop letting them have their way.This is why they do it.They know people will give them what they want.It could happen in any part of the world.Be wise not stupid.You have to think like they do to outsmart them.

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Little Lamb 12/31/07 - 01:53 pm
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You have posted too much

You have posted too much common sense, Rebel Girl. I don't think Chronicle readers can handle it all. It is entirely possible the police report is a complete fabrication. She may have known all of the camouflaged gentlemen and helped them get home by loaning her car. I wonder if the police took her home?

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Frank 12/31/07 - 03:10 pm
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the Darwin police will get

the Darwin police will get you rebelgirl.. you're educating the sheeple

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dani 12/31/07 - 04:40 pm
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I think Little Lamb is right.

I think Little Lamb is right. Truth will out. Her boy friend might have just told her to get her be-hind out of the car.

MartinezWest Augusta
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MartinezWest Augusta 12/31/07 - 05:19 pm
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The evans chronicle back up

The evans chronicle back up to its old tricks. Loves to bash augusta especially south augusta. There shouldn't be any columbia county tags. In goshen and diamond lakes then. With the construction going on in downtown and next year. Won't be able to do it for long. The metro spirit shows alot of postive things about augusta. Unlike the chronicle good ole boy

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tyrone jenkins 12/31/07 - 08:28 pm
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who cares

who cares

pablanco
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pablanco 12/31/07 - 10:17 pm
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disgusta GA.

disgusta GA.

WW1949
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WW1949 01/01/08 - 01:39 am
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move on pablanco. No one

move on pablanco. No one knows who you are and will not miss you. I love Augusta and it is growing.

Chris1982
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Chris1982 01/01/08 - 10:44 am
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"To anyone with a heart: As

"To anyone with a heart:

As some of you may know, Sun/Spa/Tan/Body caught fire early this 12/31/07years. A lot of peoples hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and dreams have been lost until its rehabilitated. PALM BEACH TAN had the audacity to go to our lost salon and post flyers for customers to go to their salon and tan for free! DO YOU HAVE A HEART!? YOU DON'T KEEP KNOCKING SOMEONE DOWN AFTER THEY HAVE FALLEN! I encourage every single person that you know that goes there to quit going! I personally would not want to contribute to a business as shallow as they are. What goes around comes around. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS! They are a personal business that works hard for their customers and Palm Beach is just a chain business that doesn't care. Please support your hometown businesses. They appreciate all of their customers and need your patience with them during this difficult time."

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slo4sho 01/01/08 - 12:14 pm
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Let it go about that spa

Let it go about that spa $#!t.Get the insurance money and rebuild.DAh.

rebelgirl
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rebelgirl 01/04/08 - 04:40 pm
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[filtered word] ever!

[filtered word] ever!

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