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Ex-boyfriend wanted in shooting, beating

An Augusta man is on the run after police say he beat his ex-girlfriend and shot at her new lover Tuesday night.

Lizzie Dukes was in her Richmond Hill Road home with her children and her boyfriend, Nathan Patterson, when Charles Warney, 24, began beating on the front door, according to Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew.

Angry that they wouldn't let him inside, Warney broke through a window , Chew said. They ran from the home and were shot at by Warney, Chew said. Police have not located Patterson and do not know whether he was injured by the gunshots.

They are still looking for Warney, Chew said.

Two facing multiple charges of burglary

Authorities say they believe last week's arrest of two men will halt a crime spree in Richmond and Columbia counties.

Jeremy Thomas Heard of Grovetown and Harris Adam Flesner of Augusta, both 25, are facing numerous burglary charges after break-ins of homes in the National Hills area, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Alton Creech.

In Columbia County, Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the two have been charged in breaking into four homes and three cars.

Greenbrier teacher gets stitches after tripping

A Greenbrier Elementary School teacher received medical attention Wednesday after dealing with a pupil who became out of control, according to a school official.

The second-grade teacher received stitches after she tripped and fell while attempting to handle the situation, said Columbia County School Deputy Superintendant Sandra Carraway.

"It was reported to me that she had stitches from the fall not from anything the child did to her," Carraway said.

Grand jury indicts woman of murder in stabbing

An Augusta woman accused of stabbing another woman to death in December has been indicted by a Richmond County grand jury on murder charges.

Courtney Smith, 18, also was charged with possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, the Tuesday indictment said.

Smith is accused of stabbing 21-year-old Melissa House in a two-year argument over a man, authorities said.

Three men face multiple charges in May killing

The Richmond County grand jury has indicted three men in the May fatal shooting of Tremayne Marks Cobb.

Joseph Ty're Downs, 18, Jonathan Devar Harrell, 20, and Nicholas Nathaniel Johnson, 20, each face charges of malice and felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts off possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the Tuesday indictment.

Cobb was killed at the Econo Lodge on Gordon Highway on May 16.

Man dies of injuries from North Augusta collision

An Augusta man has died from injuries he received in a North Augusta crash last week.

Ray Carr, 65, was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at University Hospital from a head injury, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

On Feb. 26, Carr was driving his 1989 Oldsmobile north on Jefferson Davis Highway when it was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet truck that was attempting to cross over the northbound lane into the Riverfront Antique Mall parking lot.

Investigators believe the driver of the truck failed to yield.

Police investigate death of Lincolnton man, 82

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a Lincolnton man.

Dock Dozier Jr., 82, of the 100 block of Creek Hill Drive, was found dead at his residence Feb. 22, according to Gary Nicholson, special-agent-in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Office in Thomson. An autopsy was performed but the cause of death has not been determined, authorities said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Lincolnton Police Department in the investigation, Nicholson said.

Martinez man sentenced to 18 years in prison

A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced a Martinez man to more than 18 years in prison on drug- and firearm-related charges.

On Tuesday, Antonio Marcellus Johnson, 29, received 220 months imprisonment for crack cocaine trafficking, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon. His prison term will be followed by five years of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice's Southern District of Georgia.


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BetanInyoe
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BetanInyoe 03/04/10 - 03:47 am
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Wow! What are the odds of

Wow! What are the odds of having the same name? Are they sure it's really three of them?

"Joseph Ty're Downs, 18, Jonathan Devar Harrell, 20, and Jonathan Devar Harrell, 20, each face charges of malice and felony murder,...."

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Troubled1 03/04/10 - 03:55 am
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ok ac, make another pot of

ok ac, make another pot of coffee, drink it and try again, all of these stories are very confusing......where is the editor????

Scottskart
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Scottskart 03/04/10 - 07:18 am
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Concerning the story (or the

Concerning the story (or the lack there of) of the Greenbrier Elementary teacher.....that is not the story I was told by my 2nd grader. Just saying...

corgimom
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corgimom 03/04/10 - 08:24 am
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Bet, that is hilarious! How

Bet, that is hilarious! How about Story #1- first it says he beat the ex-girlfriend, then it says that he beat on a door and that when he broke in, they ran. Well, did he beat on the door, or beat on her?

The Greenbriar story is just an attempt to spin it. If the child had been under control, it wouldn't have happened. Image, you know.

mandyme
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mandyme 03/04/10 - 08:26 am
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First of all, we are not

First of all, we are not taking this Greenbrier "incident" as lightly as it is put in this paper. My son was in that class yesterday...and that is NOT what happened. Don't be fooled readers by this lack of information provided to cover up this entire story. WE are talking SECOND GRADERS !!! VIOLENCE provoke by another child caused this to happen in front of these children. Now, I have a child that is afraid to go to school with this child that has now instigated a SECOND major incident. You tell me....who has to go ? My child trying to learn ( with about 24 others ) or one that is destined to cause trouble. We ( and you ) as tax payers deserve better than this. Who knows...in 10 years..this will be the kid that brings the gun to school.

disssman
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disssman 03/04/10 - 09:24 am
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Mandyme. Apparently his

Mandyme. Apparently his Socio-economics is such that he needs special care and nuturing, by his teachers, classmates and the public in general. What we will do is set up a special department of two teachers to try to overcome his fiery behaviour which was brought on by a low sense of self esteem and a desire to exceed his mamas expectations. Yes, counseling, guidance and close mentoring and acceptance by his class mates should fix the problem along with some deep praying. It will be a long road to full recovery for this wayward child, but we all must be actively involved if we are to succeed.

belle
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belle 03/04/10 - 09:52 am
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disssman, congrats...you are
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disssman, congrats...you are one of few who still considers the "community" of others, not just yours and your own. Regretfully that is a rarity these days. No one realizes the best way to improve OUR lives is to help others. Glad to know you're out there.

js_ee
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js_ee 03/04/10 - 10:23 am
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mandyme, who knows...your

mandyme, who knows...your child may be the one to bring the gun to school in 10 years! Don't be so quick to judge...you weren't there...your 2nd grade child was.

schoolparent
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schoolparent 03/04/10 - 10:24 am
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Mandyme,I agree with your

Mandyme,I agree with your comments about the incident at the school.It looks like the CCBOE spin machine is at work again.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/04/10 - 10:35 am
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Mandyme, yep, if they are

Mandyme, yep, if they are that messed up as children, they aren't going to change. There needs to be a behavioral health school for every grade with trained mental health workers.

Newsreader
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Newsreader 03/04/10 - 10:49 am
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Dissman, you sarcasm is not

Dissman, you sarcasm is not lost. However, just tell Belle thank you.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/04/10 - 10:52 am
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Mandyme, the ones that act

Mandyme, the ones that act like that with a teacher, act like that with other students, too. I understand exactly what you are saying. And yes, you have the right to be concerned for your child's safety. Good luck, he's going to be going to school with kids like that for the next 10 years.

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dominionfs 03/04/10 - 10:54 am
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I sense a little sarcasm from

I sense a little sarcasm from Disssman. :))).
Who are these idjits that want the school system to provide guidance counselors, life-coaches, mental health professionals etc for the socially challenged little mental defectives? If some midget-mongrel is unable to adhere to the socially exepted behavioral norms of attending school, then he/she should be expelled and home schooled until he/she can.
A child does not have a right to an education, merely to the opportunity for an education. No wonder the school system is financially destitute when parents refuse to do their job and expect a school to pick up the slack.

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TrukinRanger 03/04/10 - 11:08 am
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Joseph & Jonathan are not the
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Joseph & Jonathan are not the same name

happychimer
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happychimer 03/04/10 - 11:13 am
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Children will tell the truth

Children will tell the truth quicker than many adults will.

mandyme
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mandyme 03/04/10 - 11:21 am
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js ee~ my child may be the

js ee~ my child may be the one to bring the gun, but to probably protect himself from this child. As we know, this has happened because a child has been threatened or bullied by another child and has feared for his safety. We do not own any guns. Period. I will believe the likes of my second grade child ( as well as the others in his class that are our neighbors )...before I will believe the spin and persuaviness of an adult tyring to cover up the facts.
It is a fact, that 3 of these children that were spoken too had the same story with key facts. I am sure once the other parents to the students in the classroom get involved, we will be heard.

schoolparent
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schoolparent 03/04/10 - 11:33 am
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Mandyme...Don't expect any

Mandyme...Don't expect any help with the problems in the county school system to be addressed by BOE .Their job is to suppress any problems with the schools and the school staff.Parents can address problems to the BOE but nothing will be done to address the issues.They do great job at doing nothing but spinning the truth

butler123
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butler123 03/04/10 - 11:51 am
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Does anyone know anything

Does anyone know anything about the grade school on Ft. Gordon? I think if it isn't any better than these other schools my grandsons are going to be home schooled, which I never approved of before now.

mandyme
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mandyme 03/04/10 - 11:53 am
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Thanks, Schoolparent. There

Thanks, Schoolparent. There are accomplishments in numbers with a strong education attorney giving advice. Tribunal is my next step.

RoadKing09
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RoadKing09 03/04/10 - 12:28 pm
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My daddy always said "If you

My daddy always said "If you can't learn you can behave, you better not come home with a bad grade in behavior." Botton line.

schoolparent
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schoolparent 03/04/10 - 01:36 pm
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Mandyme....The BOE will not

Mandyme....The BOE will not do anything,they act as if they are care about your concerns ,act like they care about the students,they will launch an investigation and unless you file an Freedom of Information request they will not tell you the outcome of the "investigation".They are the masters of doubletalk and glossing over school issues.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 03/04/10 - 10:59 pm
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That would be the day I would

That would be the day I would kill someone over a man! There is no man out there worth my life an liberty! I don't care if it's dipped in gold! No man! They both should have kicked his behind instead. By Ms. Jane Q. Public

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