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Girl, 15, reports sexual assault

A 15-year-old girl told police that a student at her high school sexually assaulted her, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

According to the report, the victim followed her classmate to his home in Harrisburg, where she said he forced her to have sexual relations with him Friday afternoon.

She fled toward Paine College, where two students took her to the home of a former foster parent, who took her to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

5 cell phones stolen in burglary at store

A cell phone business in the 3200 block of Wrightsboro Road was broken into early Saturday and about $500 of merchandise was stolen, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

According to the report, a deputy on patrol was doing a check of the area at about 1:25 a.m. when he heard a burglar alarm sounding and noticed a broken window at Pagelink Wireless.

Surveillance video showed a man in a hooded sweatshirt and jeans breaking a front window, entering the business and taking five cell phones.

Cox seeks students for advisory panel

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2007-08 Student Advisory Council.

Council members meet four times during the school year with the superintendent to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.

All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday. Applications are available online at www.gadoe.org.

For more information, write to Michelle Tarbutton at mtarbutton@doe.k12.ga.us.

High schools plan to hold open houses

Richmond County high schools will be holding open houses beginning this week.

The schedule is as follows: Butler High School at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Glenn Hills High School at 6 p.m. Wednesday; the Academy of Richmond County at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10; A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, Laney High School and Westside High School at 6 p.m. Sept. 10; and Cross Creek High School at 6 p.m. Sept. 17.

ASU plans fundraiser during First Friday

Augusta State University will be taking its annual A Day for ASU fundraising campaign downtown this week.

The university will set up at 10th and Broad streets from 5 to 10 p.m. as part of First Friday festivities.

The university will also be sponsoring a tent for First Friday, which will include live music from ASU alumni, faculty, staff and students. A Day for ASU and university memorabilia will be available.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/02/07 - 09:46 am
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What's up with "across the

What's up with "across the area" ?

woeisyou
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woeisyou 09/02/07 - 10:33 am
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i give up .,whats up???

i give up .,whats up???

Beach Brat
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Beach Brat 09/02/07 - 11:15 am
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Someone please explain to me

Someone please explain to me why steal cell phones? If cought you can go to prison, what can you do with a phone that I'm sure is not even actaivated. Am i missing something? I have a box full of old cell phones!

wise
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wise 09/02/07 - 12:17 pm
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BeachBrat You can donate your

BeachBrat
You can donate your box of old phones to Safe Homes of Augusta. They can still be used to dial 911 with out any service.

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jdcooper 09/02/07 - 12:27 pm
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Something sounds fishy with

Something sounds fishy with the 15 y/o girl being sexually assaulted. Why would SHE follow him to HIS home? Perhaps she needs to share in at least a portion of the blame. Maybe she didn't get paid.

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gingerninja 09/02/07 - 03:40 pm
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Since when does going over to

Since when does going over to someone's house mean you have to have sex with them jdcooper? Making the mistake of trusting a classmate enough to go to their house and hang out doesn't mean you should be sexually assaulted. Even if she knew that he wanted her to do something sexual there was nothing wrong with changing her mind before the fact. She could be lying yes, but going to his house certainly doesn't prove she should be blamed.

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