Originally created 11/29/06

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3rd arrest made in baby's death

A third person linked to the death of an Aiken County infant was arrested Tuesday.

Catherine Day, 47, of the 400 block of Buckboard Road in Wagener, was charged with obstructing justice, according to the sheriff's office.

Police said Ms. Day lied about where her 2-month-old grandson died Nov. 21. They said her daughter, Crystal Tindal, 22, took the infant from her Swartz Road home in Wagener to Ms. Day's home, where officials discovered the child dead from head wounds.

Ms. Tindal and her common-law husband, Ardythe Matthews, 28, are both charged with homicide by child abuse.

3 teens arrested after man chases robbers

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested three teenagers Monday night after a man said he was robbed and chased his robbers to the Summerville neighborhood.

Rico Raymon Major, 18, of the 2900 block of Thomas Lane; Edward Wilsey, 17, of the 2500 block of Central Avenue; and Channing Mobley, 15, of the 2900 block of Thomas Lane, were charged with armed robbery, jail records show.

Hyong Chin Kim, 41, said that at 10:26 p.m., as he was trying to enter Sunny's Package Store in the 2300 block of Wheeless Road, a man approached him and demanded his wallet.

Mr. Kim complied, but he chased the man as he drove in a 2005 Ford Escape to Troupe Street and Central Avenue.

The robber and two other males bailed from the SUV and fled west on Central Avenue. Lt. James Young said they were found near Whitney Street.

Seniors can apply for grocery deliveries

The Golden Harvest Food Bank will begin distributing monthly bags of groceries to low-income seniors in Keysville on Thursday.

The Brown Bag distribution will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Keysville City Hall on 120 Old Waynesboro Road, according to a news release. The CSRA Area Agency on Aging and the City of Keysville are helping with the project.

Seniors who want to receive food must be pre-approved before they can get the bags. They can pick up an application at City Hall, the release said.

For more information, call Keysville Mayor Maggie Cartwright at (706) 547-3007.

Convenience store clerk reports holdup

A clerk at an Olive Road convenience store said she was robbed Monday night, a Richmond County police report states.

The clerk at Olive Grocery in the 1600 block of Olive Road said that at 8:20 p.m., a male came behind the counter, grabbed her arm and demanded money.

She said the man threatened her with a gun, then took money from the register before fleeing toward Jennings Homes.

Another arrest made in gang-related death

Richmond County sheriff's deputies have made another arrest in the gang-related shooting on Cooney Circle earlier this month.

Jail records show deputies arrested Fredrick D. Hall, 17, of the 3600 block of London Boulevard, on Monday night.

He was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful street gang activity and weapons charges in the Nov. 5 shooting.

Program announces certification classes

The Richmond County Board of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Center Pathways Program announced community classes for certification.

Programs will be offered in basic gas metal arc welding, basic maintenance light duty, automotive technician, and business office assistant. These certificate programs are offered in collaboration with Augusta Technical College.

Registration will be held Friday though Dec. 15. All classes are held at Lucy C. Laney High School. For more information, call Kathy L. Maddox at (706) 823-6677, Talona Smith at (706) 823-6678 or Kay Crawford at (706) 481-1632.

Aiken wants advice on north side growth

The city of Aiken will seek community input about development on the north side at a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken Shrine Club, U.S. Highway 1 North, next to the fairgrounds.

- From staff reports