Originally created 04/14/02

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Canadian held in scalping case

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested and charged a man with ticket scalping on Washington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Nuno Cordero, 39, who listed a Canadian phone number, was arrested at 12:13 p.m., according to jail records. Mr. Cordero was still in custody and his bond is set at $2,050.

Police charge woman in attack with knife

An Augusta woman was being held without bond at the Richmond County jail Saturday, charged with stabbing another woman early this week.

Monique J. Williams, 19, is accused of stabbing 22-year-old Portia E. Williams on Wednesday in the 1600 block of Bleakley Street, according to a sheriff's office report.

The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. when Monique Williams threatened Portia Williams with a knife, then cut her in the left leg, arm, wrist and right shoulder, the report states.

The younger Ms. Williams, of the 1000 block of Glass Factory Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, according to jail records.

Five file candidacies in state House race

After one week of qualifying, five people have filed to run as Republicans for state House seats in Aiken County.

Filing to run for re-election were Reps. Skipper Perry, R-Aiken, Roland Smith, R-Langley, and Don Smith, R-North Augusta.

Aiken businessman Jim Stewart and Savannah River Site engineer Russ Ferrara filed to run for Wagener Rep. Charlie Sharpe's seat in District 86.

Mr. Sharpe is running for agriculture commissioner. Democrat Everett Chandler said he also would run for the District 86 seat.

Qualifying deadline is Saturday. The primary is June 11.

School wind ensemble sets spring concert

The fine arts department at Augusta State University will hold a performance by the university's wind ensemble at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 737-1453.

Homeless-aid group will meet Tuesday

The Augusta Task Force for the Homeless will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Task Force Oak Pointe conference room, 730 East Boundary. For more information, call 723-0040.

Museum screening golf documentary

The Augusta Museum of History is showing The Story of Golf, an 118-minute public television documentary narrated by Jim McKay, continuously in the museum's theater during April.

The documentary highlights milestone events in golf, including outstanding performances by top players and changes in rules and course architecture.

The museum is at 560 Reynolds St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free on Sundays.

For more information, call 722-8454.


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