Originally created 04/27/04

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Woman says ex broke in

An Augusta woman told police a man she once dated broke into her home during the weekend.

Alicia Antiquia Williams, 30, of Leona Street, said the man entered the home between 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 5:30 a.m. Sunday by removing an air-conditioning unit from a dining room window, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

Police seek man in fraud, car theft

A Graniteville man who sold a 1989 Ford Bronco to a North Augusta man, then traded the same vehicle for a van at an Aiken County used car lot, is being sought on arrest warrants by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, authorities said Monday.

William R. Pearson, 47, of the 600 block of Bettis Academy Road, faces charges of breach of trust and possession of a stolen vehicle, said department spokesman Lt. Michael Frank. Mr. Pearson has brown hair and blue eyes, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone with information about Mr. Pearson is asked to contact Investigator Stacey Prince at (800) 922-9709.

Laney student says he was beaten up

A student at Lucy C. Laney High School told police he was attacked Sunday afternoon by several people.

Renard Jones, 19, of the 1500 block of Picquet Avenue, said he had gone to a house on Old Savannah Road to pick up some clothes when he was assaulted by several men who hit him with a belt and punched and kicked him, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

The incident happened at about 4 p.m. in the 1600 block of Old Savannah Road, the report says.

U.S. Senate candidate will speak in Augusta

Herman Cain, a Republican attempting to fill the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, is scheduled to appear in south Augusta on Sunday.

Mr. Cain, a former Pillsbury executive, will speak at HBA Group International offices at the Small Business Incubator, 3140 Augusta Tech Drive. The former owner of the Godfather's Pizza chain will speak at 5:15 p.m.

For more information, call 792-1427.

Council will interview for principal's job

The South Columbia Elementary School Council will hold a called meeting at 4 p.m. today in the school media center. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold interviews for the principal's position.

Deadline nears for fort's scholarships

Friday is the deadline for students to apply for the Fort Gordon Enlisted Wives Club Scholarship, according to the post's public affairs office.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a graduating senior from a local high school. The parent or guardian must be an active or retired military reservist or National Guardsman and have a current military identification card. Applications are available from guidance counselors.

For more information, call 796-3871, 738-9944 or 791-2675.