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400 weekend cases reported

Richmond County sheriff's deputies made more than 400 cases through Monday afternoon of the Memorial Day weekend, according to a news release from Sgt. P.E. Lamb of the DUI Task Force.

From Friday into Monday, Special Operations and Traffic units made 200 speeding cases, 27 DUI cases, 94 seat-belt cases, 10 suspended license cases, three no insurance cases and 41 other traffic cases. Deputies also issued 94 traffic warnings during the holiday period.

More than 50 arrests were made, Sgt. Lamb said. The same units served six felony and 15 misdemeanor warrants and made four felony drug cases, and three misdemeanor drug cases.

Public input sought for graduation rule

The Georgia Department of Education is seeking public input on revisions to the state's graduation rule, which will go into effect for the freshman class of 2008-09.

The graduation rule establishes the minimum academic requirements a student must meet to graduate from a Georgia public high school.

Comments and questions can be sent to the state Department of Education's policy division at policy@doe.k12.ga.us or by mail to Graduation Rule Input, c/o Georgia Department of Education Policy Division, 2053 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30334.

Woman's purse stolen in Kroger parking lot

A purse snatcher robbed a woman early Monday at a Washington Road business.

Bonnie L. Barton told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that she was talking to another person in the Kroger parking lot just after midnight when a young man snatched her billfold and ran away.

Deputy reports third vandalism of his car

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy reported a vandalism last weekend.

Deputy Erik A. Williams said Sunday that his car was damaged outside his Augusta home. The officer called to the scene noted a dent and two-foot scratch down the driver's side door.

The damage is estimated to be more than $500.

The victim told the officer that this was the third time someone has vandalized his vehicle.

Juvenile is named as suspect in arson case

Richmond County authorities listed a juvenile as a suspect in a Friday night arson case.

An incident report from the sheriff's office stated that at 10:19 p.m. a house in the 3800 block of Farrington Drive in Hephzibah was found ransacked and evidence of an accelerant was found in three different locations in the home.

The residents weren't home at the time. A Hephzibah juvenile was questioned and named several other juveniles who might have been involved in robbing and setting the house on fire.

Free seminar at ASU covers online safety

A free seminar will be held at Augusta State University to protect yourself against online identity theft, hackers and computer viruses.

Joel Esler, a senior security consultant at Sourcefire, a company that develops software to protect computer systems, will present tips for staying safe. The seminar will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday in room 170 University Hall.

The event is free and open to the public. It is being held by the ASU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Hull College of Business in conjunction with the Greater Augusta Information Systems Security Association. For more information, call (706) 737-1672

Art institute camp is offering scholarships

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art has full scholarships available for this year's summer camp in Martinez and at its downtown location.

The theme of the camp will be Hand in Hand Family and Friends.

To apply, contact the institute for a scholarship application by calling (706) 722-5495 or stop by during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 506 Telfair St. The first class begins June 4 in Martinez.

Fort Gordon general's send-off to be Friday

Fort Gordon and the Signal Center will say farewell to Brig. Gen. Ronald Bouchard, deputy commanding general, at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Signal Towers Flagpole.

Brig. Gen. Bouchard has been the deputy commanding general since August 2005. He will take over as chief of staff of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Flower sale coming to Pendleton King Park

Hydrangeas will be featured and offered for sale June 9 at the new hydrangea garden at Augusta's Pendleton King Park.

The sale begins at 10 a.m. and lasts while flowers are available. CSRA Hydrangea Society members will be available to answer questions and provide information about cultivating the plants.

All proceeds will be used for park improvements.

Group will offer $500 college scholarships

The Augusta-Fort Gordon chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association is taking applications from high school and college students majoring in engineering and science or computer science for scholarships to be awarded in June.

The application form is available at www.afcea-augusta.org/scholarships.htm. Applications must be mailed by Wednesday to. AFCEA Augusta Fort Gordon Chapter, ATTN: Scholarships, P.O. Box 8054 Fort Gordon, GA 30905

Students who are pursuing degrees in engineering, math, physics, science, computer science or related fields are eligible for the $500 scholarships.

Signal Corps will hold June semi-formal ball

The 147th Anniversary of the Signal Corps will be celebrated with a semi-formal ball at 6 p.m. June 29 at the Gordon Club on 19th Street.

The ball is open to all active-duty and reserve soldiers, retired service members, civilians, their family and guests. Ticket price is $30 per person.

For reservations, call the Regimental Non-commissioned Officer Academy, (706) 791-5804 or e-mail kempt@gordon.army.mil.

- From staff reports

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ibade
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ibade 05/29/07 - 08:47 am
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This is to the kids who

This is to the kids who thinks its cool to rob,and set hard working people homes on fire.You might think you are hiding from the law, but there's one thing for sure you can't hide from God.He sees it all and his judgement is far more severe than the law can give.I'm one of the victim who you think you're getting away with it.But I'll let God handle it.All I can do is pray and believe my God answers prayers.I will testify to that.

YESWECAN
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YESWECAN 05/29/07 - 10:21 am
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Amen ibade!!!

Amen ibade!!!

imdstuf
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imdstuf 05/29/07 - 11:50 am
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No, God is supposed to be

No, God is supposed to be forgiving, not vengeful (if you read the new testament).

imdstuf
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imdstuf 05/29/07 - 11:50 am
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No, God is supposed to be

No, God is supposed to be forgiving, not vengeful (if you read the new testament).

Edward1968
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Edward1968 05/29/07 - 12:12 pm
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I think imdstuf should read a

I think imdstuf should read a little more than the scriptures that he/she feels supports his/her misguided understanding of the Bible.

Inkjet
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Inkjet 05/29/07 - 05:57 pm
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"Vengeance is mine, I will

"Vengeance is mine, I will repay" - Hebrews 10 : 30, New Testament.

ibade
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ibade 05/30/07 - 08:22 am
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Thank you inkjet.

Thank you inkjet.

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