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Man charged in wife's death

A 44-year-old Warren County man has been charged in the shooting death of his wife during a domestic dispute at the couple's Mesena home - in the presence of his 17-year-old daughter and 6-month-old grandchild.

Willie Hudson Jr., 44, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime Wednesday, after being released from Medical College of Georgia Hospital the day before, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Gary Nicholson.

Mr. Hudson was treated for a gunshot wound to his upper chest, inflicted by the same 12-gauge shotgun used to kill his wife, Janice Hudson, 43, on May 31, Agent Nicholson said. Mr. Hudson is being held in the McDuffie County jail.

Teen faces murder charge in shooting

A Washington County teenager has been charged in a fatal shooting, according to Washington County Sheriff Thomas Smith.

William Dayton III, 17, of Tennille, Ga., was charged with murder and surrendered to deputies on Tuesday, the sheriff said.

He is accused of shooting 18-year-old Julius Johnson, of Washington County, in the head at a home on Grady Mertz Road about 11 p.m. Monday Mr. Johnson was flown to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. He was pronounced dead Tuesday.

Man killed after train hits driver side of car

A man was killed Tuesday evening when his car was hit by a Norfolk Southern Train in Screven County, according to Georgia State Patrol Operator Chris Oglesby.

Philip Ray Allison Jr., 32, of Neville, Ga., was traveling south on Dover Road when he failed to yield to an oncoming train and was struck on the driver side of his Toyota Camry.

Board announces Golf Hall facilities closing

As expected, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Authority Board of Directors announced Wednesday that the Botanical Gardens and Signature Putting Course will close on June 30 "due to a lack of operational funds."

The Reynolds Street facility was put in limbo last week when Gov. Sonny Perdue cut $633,685 from the Golf Hall of Fame before signing the state's $20.2 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

A news release said the operations of the Golf Hall of Fame will be moved to the home of Executive Director Dianne King, and that an induction ceremony will be held in January at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites.

Pupil suspended for showing off handgun

A 14-year-old Richmond County middle school pupil was expelled for bringing a handgun to school, according to a disciplinary report released Tuesday.

The Spirit Creek Middle School eighth-grader brought the .22-caliber semiautomatic Jennings handgun to school to show classmates "like a toy," prompting Spirit Creek and Willis Foreman Elementary to be locked down, the report said.

The pupil was suspended for the remainder of the school year and expelled for all of next year, the report said. He will be sent to the alternative school for the year after he returns.

Authorities seek man who robbed bank, fled

Police were searching Wednesday for a man who robbed the North Augusta Regions Bank on West Avenue.

About 12:43 p.m., the robber entered the bank and put a mask over his face, took money, and fled, according to North Augusta Department of Public Safety Lt. Tim Pearson.

Anyone with information can call the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at (803) 279-2121.

Armed, masked man takes woman's purse

A 60-year-old woman was the victim of a Columbia County home invasion Wednesday by a man armed with a knife and wearing a stocking over his face.

About 3 p.m. Wednesday, a man entered the home on Summer Place in Martinez and snatched the purse of the Augusta victim, who is a caretaker at the Martinez home, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. The assailant fled with another man in a waiting vehicle, possibly a dark Pontiac.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.

Woman stabs uncle in volume dispute

Authorities say a 19-year-old Augusta woman stabbed her live-in uncle in the chest with a kitchen knife after they argued over the volume of her radio.

Terri Harvey, of 577 Mack Court, initially fled but returned and was charged with aggravated assault, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

The victim was treated at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and was in stable condition.

Inmate charged with possession of crack

An inmate in the Aiken County Detention Center faces more charges after authorities discovered two bags of crack cocaine hidden in her living area, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Jessica D. Gregory, 24, who had been in custody on disorderly conduct and malicious injury to real property charges since May 27, was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Aiken County storm causes power outage

The storm that knocked down trees in parts of Aiken County Tuesday night caused power outages for about 14 residents, said a representative from SCE&G.

The power outage happened in the area of Dixie Clay and Huber Clay roads near Langley Pond.

Aiken Tech job fair for part-timers today

A job fair recruiting part-time adjunct faculty for Aiken Technical College will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in the community room of the Health and Science Building 1200.

For more information, call (803) 593-9231, ext. 1356. Applicants must complete a state job application, which can be downloaded at www.aik.tec.sc.us in the ATC Jobs section.

- From staff reports

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LMS2005
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LMS2005 06/07/07 - 01:00 am
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I just don't understand why

I just don't understand why it cost so much to operate the Golf Hall. I would think that cutting the grass and some watering is all that is needed. Turn all but a few of the lights out @ night. Something so beautiful is going to be wasted.

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CSRAider 06/07/07 - 06:14 am
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I agree also its another job

I agree also its another job for the detainees of richmond county to do.

ljc
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ljc 06/07/07 - 07:32 am
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It is a beautiful place. I

It is a beautiful place. I don't understand why it cost so much to maintain either.

opal
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opal 06/07/07 - 07:55 am
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Will they now take down that

Will they now take down that ugly metal scuplture or whatever that thing is?

Rose
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Rose 06/07/07 - 08:23 am
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So the 14 yr old boy gets a

So the 14 yr old boy gets a yr out of school for carrying a gun to school. Sounds to me that is not punishment at all. On top of that, it will give him an excuse to quit school and later live off the tax payers. These kids need an education. Expelling them from school is the wrong kind of punishment.

3M3T1B
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3M3T1B 06/07/07 - 08:37 am
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The majority of the cost for

The majority of the cost for the Golf Hall of Fame is probably in the salaries of those employed to promote and manage the place.

Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 06/07/07 - 08:51 am
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Rose is right. He should be

Rose is right. He should be sent to YDC and taught a real life lesson.

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NEone 06/07/07 - 09:24 am
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If the Golf Hall of Fame is

If the Golf Hall of Fame is to continue, it should be supported by the people who want it. It's not worthy of tax money or handouts from Gov. Purdue. He made the right decision this time.

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HELLOOOO 06/07/07 - 09:26 am
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Funny how Richmond & Columbia

Funny how Richmond & Columbia Co. school systems work regarding weapons on school property. Georgia law states that this is an automatic felony charge-regardless of what type of weapon and the circumstances. That is not true for everyone. This boy took a gun to school, my son had a small kitchen knife in his trunk (he was doing some repairs to his back light the night before),the school had a random search of cars-found the knife. He did not threaten anyone nor had been in any trouble before. His grades could have been better but he was passing. He was arrested, expelled and in the end given a felony charge before he turned 18. He can't even get a job at MCDONALD's. He will pay for that mistake the rest of his life - -that punishment do not fit the crime. GA law says one thing but then the school takes it upon themselves to dish out a punishment based on their merits - they only want to "abide" by GA law when it suites them - this is not fair to all.

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crt3036 06/07/07 - 09:40 am
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opal, that ugly metal

opal, that ugly metal sculpture is at the living black history park. you know that they will not take that down, it might offend the only people who think that it is pretty.

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opinions 06/07/07 - 10:04 am
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I am so glad I don't have any

I am so glad I don't have any kids in the school system anymore! I would probably be the one in jail! If they would go back in time and restart the old ways of doing things a lot of this crap would stop! It seems to me that no one has any common sense anymore. Expelling Kindergartner's for plastic knife's and sexual harassment just for saying something that was innocent by a first grader. No wonder our kids have problems.

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heartablazing69 06/07/07 - 12:04 pm
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Maybe things will change now

Maybe things will change now that bo-tie Price is leaving. As far as Richmond county schools, whoever takes the position for superintendant is in for a rude awakening.

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whyme 06/07/07 - 12:26 pm
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While this gal should have

While this gal should have been charged for possession of drugs in jail, do you know how many inmates show up at hospitals with positive drug screens? And these are folks who have been in a while. Maybe she was given the drugs on the inside!

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heartablazing69 06/07/07 - 12:38 pm
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According to the first report

According to the first report she had them hidden in a private place.Apparently at time of arrest. No one has said the amount of drugs she had. She may have had quite an amount and sold them until someone told on her. Her charges didn't seem threatening enough for her to get a full body check when arrested. But then again, very possible to get them on the inside

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aj 06/07/07 - 01:11 pm
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NEone, I definitely agree. It

NEone, I definitely agree. It should be funded by Rich Co and/or the people who visit. I don't have a clue about even being able to go in to see it. Is this the place with the wavy brick wall? I don't go down town very often.

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heartablazing69 06/07/07 - 01:53 pm
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aj downtown has been taken

aj downtown has been taken over by thugs (first friday) the local politicians(Marion Williams and the gang) Sounds musical!!!! My family and I used to go to Riverwalk and surrounding areas. Now you hear about robberies, car jackings and vandalism. No wonder the place is closing.

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way 06/07/07 - 02:47 pm
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not only do they find

not only do they find prisoners test positive for drugs, they can't test those on the outside correctly, i know of alot of people that dfcs checks and somehow, they pass the drug test and get to keep their child/children and put them in danger everyday. i wonder if dfcs is actually checking them? if so, they are not checking thoroughly.

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TakeAstand 06/07/07 - 05:16 pm
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They do urine tests which can

They do urine tests which can easily be gotten around.and if they do things like cocaine.. its out in like 3 days and they always have advanced notice to go to an appt to be checked. I really don't see the point in dfcs drug tests or living environment inspections if they are given a months notice to fool the inspectors!!! Wouldn't it help more if they popped up unexpectly "surprise" .You would catch alot more of them.

aj
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aj 06/07/07 - 06:58 pm
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heart, my family and I used

heart, my family and I used to go down to the riverwalk and take a stroll in late afternoons. Now you can't go during the day. If we do we take our dogs.

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Inkjet 06/07/07 - 09:19 pm
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They should just call this

They should just call this section, "Stealin', Killin' & Crack"

Inkjet
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Inkjet 06/07/07 - 09:23 pm
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The moron who brought the gun

The moron who brought the gun to school and disrupted not only his school, but another one as well fits right in here in Richmond County. He doesn't need a Mickey D's job, there's plenty of poor suckers to steal from everywhere you go!

alsharptonisthebest
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alsharptonisthebest 06/11/07 - 12:32 pm
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I go to the riverwalk all the

I go to the riverwalk all the time, i dont see any crimes happening, you ppl who think aug has crime you wouldnt last a day in a major city like ny or la, or chi u would be scared of everything if you are scared of the riverwalk downtown.
but why does he fit in richmond county, last time i check evans was just considered redneck territory like 5 yrs ago, i would think rednecks & others whites have more guns in columbia county since its mostly white. The NRA is run by white ppl who think the right to bear arms is more important than gun laws. So guns end up getting sold to anybody then when somebody gets shot, they want to blame hip-hop if their black, if their white probably marily manson or video games, if they are chinese like va tech there probably blame movies. As a student who went to augusta christian, richmond, glenn hills, & greenbrier, who has friends at lakeside & evans i can tell you the kids in richmond county the drugs are mainly marijuana, but columbia county i was in for a shock it was coke, excstasy, meth, weed, white kids drunk off liquor & beer in kegs no i see why alcohol posion & alot of white girls who only date black men, & love giving oral sex to black men

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