Diner owner serves jail time

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Hot Foods By Calvin, a popular Southern cuisine restaurant in Augusta, has been without its namesake for the past month while he serves time in jail.

Calvin Green: The owner of Hot Foods by Calvin is jailed at the detention center on Phinizy Road, a police captain said.  Special
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Calvin Green: The owner of Hot Foods by Calvin is jailed at the detention center on Phinizy Road, a police captain said.

Calvin Green, 51, the owner of the restaurant that won Augusta Magazine's Best of Augusta award last year, had several brushes with the law in February that led to his incarceration, including charges of cocaine possession and violation of a family violence order.

Mr. Green also admitted to violating his probation conditions on previous felony convictions for writing bad checks, according to Richmond County Superior Court records. He agreed to serve 30 days or pay $880 in restitutions and fines, the records show.

As of Friday, Mr. Green still was being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on Phinizy Road, according to Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Chester Huffman.

Mr. Green's bond for charges against him is $11,960. There was no bond for the probation violation, according to the Richmond County jail.

An established favorite among diners, Hot Foods By Calvin opened in 1996 after Mr. Green was fired as a chef from a country club. He said the reason was "political" in a September 2001 article in The Augusta Chronicle.

A person who answered the phone at Hot Foods by Calvin and did not identify herself hung up on a reporter Friday. Subsequent messages left at the Broad Street restaurant were not immediately returned.

The restaurateur's recent legal troubles began in January, after he was accused of violating a family violence protective order. He was arrested Feb. 9 for the charge, according to court records and a Richmond County jail booking report.

Mr. Green was stopped Feb. 2 by a Richmond County sheriff's deputy for running a stop sign, according to a sheriff's report.

In the report, the deputy stated that the driver had a suspended license and that two crack cocaine rocks were found in a pack of cigarettes in the car.

Narcotics officers investigated further and arrested Mr. Green Feb. 14, Sgt. Greg Meagher said.

Staff writer Sandy Hodson contributed to this article.

Reach Justin Boron and Greg Gelpi at (706) 724-0851.

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cmt
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cmt 03/10/07 - 04:04 am
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how about leave the man

how about leave the man alone.. at least he's working for a living, so what if he has had family problems...he must have emotional problems, and everyday problems of trying to run a business.....hey rcsd go get the muderers, and arm robbery suspects.....come on, how many people own their own bussines, trying to make a decent living ???????????

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wrong 03/10/07 - 04:19 am
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So you think that as long as

So you think that as long as someone works for a living they are allowed to use narcotics, beat their wife, and write bad checks? Gee Buddy, imagine what the world would be like if we went along with that.

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Reality 03/10/07 - 04:22 am
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What can I say, that man can

What can I say, that man can fry a piece of chicken. Not sure of circumstances but I hope he gets it worked out. I love his food but the location downtown is less than desirable.

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cmt 03/10/07 - 04:26 am
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cmt 03/10/07 - 04:31 am
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just what I thought, a real

just what I thought, a real ladies man..............

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cmt 03/10/07 - 04:36 am
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ps. I'm a white man, but

ps. I'm a white man, but everyone has problems in their lifetime,and nailing someone for penny annie stuff, when their are muders out their...BTW doin't know mr. calvin, or his restaurent. but have been married, and trying to make a living.

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cmt 03/10/07 - 04:48 am
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ref; your kidding,,,,, must

ref; your kidding,,,,, must be making breakfast, and washing clothes,..........come on squek up.......

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wrong 03/10/07 - 04:51 am
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1. Learn to spell. 2. You

1. Learn to spell.
2. You don't need to own a business to know that crack cocaine and bad checks generally = bad business.
3. Your hair can't cover that redneck.
4. As far as a ladies man, ask your wife I'm sure she knows where all the "ladies men" are in Augusta, Ga Mr, Wade H. Pender Augusta, GA

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MyOpinion1 03/10/07 - 05:15 am
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People People come on now,

People People come on now, lets not argue back and forth about this. This man made some mistakes and he is paying for them. Hey, honest I am with you. He sure can fry a piece of chicken, and how about those fish sandwiches. LOL

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cmt 03/10/07 - 05:19 am
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TAG1313 03/10/07 - 05:19 am
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Wade Pender I think you need

Wade Pender I think you need a cell next to your buddy so you two can work on your family values, and maybe talk to the man above.

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cmt 03/10/07 - 05:21 am
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cmt 03/10/07 - 05:26 am
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just what I thought,, put

just what I thought,, put your're passy in ya mouth, and go back to bed, little wanttabe...

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cmt 03/10/07 - 05:33 am
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baby must have went to

baby must have went to bed................

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cmt 03/10/07 - 05:38 am
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My Opinion comments,

My Opinion comments, thanks.. You have a good head on ya shoulders.///////

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wrong 03/10/07 - 05:52 am
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What are you going to do beat

What are you going to do beat me up? You must be a real life tough guy.

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cmt 03/10/07 - 05:57 am
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you're probaly not worth it,

you're probaly not worth it, just sit back and draw ya ssn, and disability, and eat cream of wheat........ sound like ya an old fart any way...

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wrong 03/10/07 - 05:58 am
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P.S I'm all hopped up on

P.S I'm all hopped up on mountain dew. You better watch out or I'll come at you like a spider monkey.

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cmt 03/10/07 - 05:59 am
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come on monkey........

come on monkey........

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cmt 03/10/07 - 06:06 am
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I'M waiting............ need

I'M waiting............ need me to feed you, and help you ?

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cmt 03/10/07 - 06:10 am
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TAG1313 03/10/07 - 06:12 am
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Pender your Sgt would be

Pender your Sgt would be proud of you. I think you are still suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or Battle Fatique. Shell Shock! Get a life you need help.

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TAG1313 03/10/07 - 06:23 am
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patriciathomas 03/10/07 - 06:26 am
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Mr. Green has a lot of fans

Mr. Green has a lot of fans and a good clientele. It would be a shame if he threw it all away for a few rocks. It's an old story that's been repeated many times though. Put that pipe away Calvin, that crap's for stupid kids. Augusta wants to have you around for a long time.

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TAG1313 03/10/07 - 06:27 am
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If you were a captian and a

If you were a captian and a air plane pilot. Captians can spell and would never talk like you on this page. You are hiding behind the internet. Smile tar babby!

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TAG1313 03/10/07 - 06:32 am
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God Bless anyone you have

God Bless anyone you have anything to do with. Your sick, privates don't train they get trained. you must be a pole climber!

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cmt 03/10/07 - 06:34 am
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Like I said don't sing it,

Like I said don't sing it, bring it !1111111

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TAG1313 03/10/07 - 06:38 am
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TAG1313 03/10/07 - 06:39 am
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Go to calvins and eat

Go to calvins and eat breakfast he needs the business.

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cmt 03/10/07 - 06:40 am
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phone # ?????? I'm

phone # ?????? I'm here.................ya know my address.....lets do it.........

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