Originally created 12/18/06

Across the area



Broad Street shooting kills 1

A man was killed in a shooting on Broad Street in the Harrisburg area on Sunday night.

At 9:18 p.m., authorities were called to Mom & Pop's Convenience Store, 2025 Broad St., after getting calls about a man lying in the store's front parking lot.

Mitchieano Carmichael, 22, of Augusta, was pronounced dead at 9:56 p.m. at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Richmond County Deputy Coroner Charlena Graham said. Mr. Carmichael died of multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body and upper torso, she said.

As late as 11 p.m., police continued to block off a two-block portion of Broad Street as crime scene technicians and investigators continued to comb the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning at the Augusta crime lab, Ms. Graham said.

Soldiers on leave to get bused to airports

More than 4,000 military service members at Fort Gordon for advanced individual training will leave the post for the holidays starting Tuesday.

Some of the service members will be bused to area airports during the annual exodus; others will be met at the fort by their parents. The trainees' vacation ends Jan. 2.

Donations, volunteers wanted for outreach

Volunteers will be accepting donations of canned cranberry sauce, uncooked stuffing, instant mashed potatoes and green beans between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the North Augusta police hut at 501 E. Buena Vista Ave.

The food will be distributed through the Salvation Army, 1384 Greene St., between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Christmas Day. Volunteers are needed to serve and to deliver meals.

To request delivery or to volunteer, call (803) 426-2032. The outreach is a joint effort between the Salvation Army and True North Church in North Augusta.

Mission to dedicate shelter for women

Garden City Rescue Mission will hold a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. Wednesday for its Women's and Children's Shelter, 828 Fenwick St.

Refreshments will be available after the dedication.

For more information, call (706) 724-6960 or see the agency's Web site, gardencityrescuemission.com.

- From staff reports