Originally created 02/29/04

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Man reports he was shot

A 24-year-old Augusta man told police he was shot in the finger during an armed robbery attempt early Saturday, according to a police report.

Antonio Knight, of Essie McIntyre Boulevard, said he was getting out of his car at his home at about midnight when a man with a revolver approached him from behind and demanded cash. Mr. Knight said that when he turned around the man fired a shot, hitting his finger and damaging his vehicle.

According to the report, Mr. Knight ran to find a family member, who drove him to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was in good condition Saturday.

Man says he was robbed at pay phone

A man said he was robbed at gunpoint while he was standing at a pay phone in Augusta during the weekend, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Gregory Parks said he was using the phone on Olive Road at about midnight Saturday when a man got out of his car, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money. Mr. Parks said he handed over his wallet, containing his Social Security card, birth certificate and cash, to the robber. The man then drove away, the report stated.

No arrests have been made.

Report says man had gun pointed at him

An Augusta man told police a man he had been playing pool with at a nightclub pointed a gun at him Friday night, according to a police report.

Clinton Coleman said that after he and the other man argued over a game of pool, the man left and then returned with a shotgun, pointing the weapon at him and threatening him. Mr. Coleman told police the man then left without firing the gun.

The incident occurred at the After 3 Club on 12th Street at about 8:45 p.m. Friday.

Hispanic group will hold Spanish classes

A local Hispanic outreach organization ACHA (Asociacion Cultural Hispanoamericana) will begin a new session of Spanish classes starting Monday. Classes are free for those who pay the $12 annual fee to join ACHA.

Sessions will be offered Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. To sign up for either day, call Maria Edwards at 860-0438.

Girl Scouts council seeks nominations

The Girl Scouts Central Savannah River Council is seeking nominations for the 2004 Women of Excellence awards.

Each year the council recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of arts, business, community service, education, government, health and professions. The deadline for nominations is March 5.

Recipients of the awards will be recognized at a luncheon on Friday, May 7. For information or a nomination form, call 774-0505.

Fort Gordon will sponsor job fair

Fort Gordon's Army Community Service will sponsor a mini-job, career and home business fair Wednesday.

The fair will be on post at the Army Reserve Center, Building 14401 on 15th Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a news release states.

The fair is free. For more information, call 791-3579.