Originally created 03/27/06

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Teen is charged with sex crime

Police charged a Hephzibah teen with child molestation Saturday night after catching him in a sex act with a 14-year-old girl.

Samuel Henry Brown, 17, of the 2000 block of McDade Farm Road, was arrested at about 8 p.m., according to Richmond County jail records.

Two hours earlier, a deputy patrolling Cedar Ridge subdivision in Hephzibah had found two people having sex in the back seat of a car parked at the dead end of Pine Ridge Drive, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Police took them both to the jail to be interviewed after determining the girl's age.

Restaurant manager assaulted by two men

A fast-food restaurant manager told police he was assaulted by two men late Saturday.

The 24-year-old said the men confronted him at about 11 p.m., as he closed his Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Windsor Spring Road.

A police report states that the two men attacked him at the rear of the business, beating him and cutting his nose and cheeks.

The victim said he did not know his attackers, but they were accompanied by one of his female employees.

Animal Services will hold adoption event

Augusta Animal Services will hold Project Second Chance this week, an opportunity to adopt shelter dogs and cats.

Animals will be available for adoption today from 2 to 7 p.m. in front of Wal-Mart, 3209 Deans Bridge Road, and Tuesday from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Augusta Animal Services shelter at 4164 Mack Lane off Tobacco Road.

Work closes part of Old Waynesboro Road

Part of Old Waynesboro Road will be closed this week to repair a stormwater cross-drain, according to the Augusta Engineering Department.

The 4400 block of Old Waynesboro Road, south of Liberty Church Road, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. today through 4 p.m. Thursday.

Drivers can use Hephzibah-McBean Road, Peach Orchard Road or Mike Padgett Highway as detours.

Fort Gordon plans to hold Special Olympics

Fort Gordon will hold the Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics on Wednesday, a post news release states.

The event will start at 10 a.m. on the lower end of Barton Field off 25th Street. About 350 volunteers from Fort Gordon and Augusta will assist 900 Special Olympians from nine Georgia counties.

The families and friends of the athletes also will be present.

Bridgett Williams and Ben Peine of WAGT-TV (Channel 26) will serve as masters of ceremony.

If it rains, the games will be held Thursday.

For more information, call (706) 791-2599.