A 29-year-old Augusta woman was killed Saturday morning in a traffic accident in Burke County.
Charlene Hover died when the vehicle she was driving crossed into oncoming traffic on Georgia Highway 67 in Waynesboro at 5:23 a.m. Another vehicle hit the passenger side of her car, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Ms. Hover died at the scene. A spokesman for the state patrol said alcohol was involved in the accident.
Motel maid says man threatened to kill her
A housekeeper at the Adams Inn on Gordon Highway told police that a man in one of the rooms threatened to kill her after she asked to see a receipt for the room, a Richmond County sheriff's report said.
According to the report, the 19-year-old woman learned Saturday morning that someone was occupying a room and had not paid for it.
When she asked for a room receipt, the man pointed a semiautomatic handgun at her and told her he would kill her. The victim ran from the room.
Augustan claims man said he would kill her
A 20-year-old Augusta woman told police that a man she knows approached her on the street Saturday afternoon and threatened to kill her.
According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the woman said she was on Winesap Way at Marvin Griffin Road in Augusta when the man walked up to her and told her he was tired of her. He then pulled a gun from under his shirt and told her he was going to kill her.
The woman told police she would prosecute.
Man says family was threatened at home
A 22-year-old man told police that a man came to his Hephzibah home Friday afternoon with a handgun and threatened to kill him and his family.
According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the victim said he had driven by the man's house and had spit out of the window. The victim told police that he had been a victim in another case involving the suspect's brother.
A witness and the victim's father said the man threatened to shoot the entire family.
Woman reports abuse by two of her uncles
A 21-year-old Augusta woman told police that she had been sexually assaulted several times during the past year by two uncles.
According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the victim said her uncles had forced her to engage in sexual relations with them. The report says that the last time was July 20.
Murphey will hold meeting on charter
When schools starts Aug. 13, Murphey Middle School will officially be a charter school.
Principal Veronica Bolton is inviting parents to a special meeting Monday to discuss what that means to them and their children.
Under Murphey's charter, for instance, pupils will continue to wear uniforms, despite a countywide change that ended the uniform policy.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the school's gym.
Fraternity to sponsor boys' youth summit
Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity are sponsoring "Do the Right Thang," a youth summit that will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church, 1635 15th St.
Speakers for the free summit will be Sean Palmer, Paine College's director of student activities and resident life, and Raphael Moffett, a student affairs adviser in the Office of African-American Student Services at Georgia State University.
Geared toward male youths, the summit will cover a variety of cultural topics focused on positive choices and male accountability.
Also, there will be several drawings, including one for Jordan shoes.
Youths are asked to register for the drawing Tuesday at Shiloh Community Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Winners will be announced during the summit.
In-service staff day will close libraries
All public libraries in the East Central Georgia Regional Library system will be closed Aug. 8 for an in-service staff training day.
This includes all public libraries in Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, Richmond and Warren counties.
Part of East Boundary closed until Aug. 25
A portion of East Boundary Road will be closed until Aug. 25, according to an Augusta Engineering Department news release.
The closure began Friday at the road's intersection with Laney-Walker Boulevard. The work is part of the East Boundary Road improvement project, according to the release.