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Aiken man dies in 1-car wreck

An Aiken man died early Sunday following a single-car crash.

Audous Cheatham, 32, was killed while riding in the front seat of a vehicle driven by Krista Bryan, 22, also of Aiken. Another person was in the car but was uninjured, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

The wreck happened about 2:30 a.m. on Banks Mill Road, authorities said. The 2004 Kia was traveling south when it left the road, hitting a fence and a utility pole guy wire. It also overturned several times. Mr. Cheatham wasn't wearing a seat belt, Mr. Carlton said.

Ms. Bryan was in fair condition, a Medical College of Georgia Hospital spokeswoman said Sunday evening.

Man reports robbery of Wendy's hamburgers


An Augusta man told police two gunmen who pulled next to his vehicle Saturday night robbed him of food from Wendy's before fleeing.


Aca King Hawkins, 24, of Lumpkin Road, told police he was in the 2500 block of Lumpkin Road about 7:30 p.m. when two men approached him. One assailant jumped from a late-model, red Honda Accord, pulled up his shirt and showed a handgun.


Taken from Mr. Hawkins were Army tags and a bag containing three Wendy's hamburgers, a Richmond County sheriff's report said.
In a similar incident, a 22-year-old Augusta man said he was robbed while walking in the 900 block of Walton Way.


William Michael Jennings, of Pinelog Road, told police two men riding in a gray 4-door Impala pulled next to him in the 900 block of Walton Way at 3 a.m. Sunday and pointed a gun.


The robbers took a Visa card from his wallet and continued driving down Walton Way, a sheriff's report said.


Soldier robbed, shot as he gets ride from club


A soldier told police he was shot and robbed early Sunday after getting a ride from an Augusta nightclub.


Michael Adam Williams, 23, of Springhouse Lane, said he was at Club Dreams on Washington Road. Upon arriving at his home, the unknown driver pulled out a gun and demanded money, his wallet and a laptop computer.


After giving up the wallet and money, the victim said he tried to run from the car, but a bullet pierced his ear and cheek.


The victim was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, a police report stated.

DOT sets open meeting on parkway extension

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house Thursday about a proposed extension of William Few Parkway.

The open house, which will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Greenbrier High School on Riverwood Parkway, will provide information about the proposed reconstruction and extension of William Few Parkway to Hardy McManus Road.

No formal presentation will be made, but DOT representatives will answer questions and project layouts will be on display, said DOT spokeswoman Cissy McNure.

Construction is expected to begin in late summer and take 18 to 24 months to complete, Ms. McNure said.

Railroad crossing will be closed for repairs

The Kissingbower Road railroad crossing will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, according to the Richmond County Engineering Department. The closure will allow crews to repair a broken rail, according to a news release.

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Dawg in Qatar
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Dawg in Qatar 12/03/07 - 03:39 am
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Danny Craig should send some

Danny Craig should send some of these thugs off to Iraq and let them see just how tough they are. Not in the military, let them live on the streets. To rob or steal from someone is plain wrong, but from from one of our military personnel no excuse. The laptop alone was probably a months pay for the soldier.

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Leve Tab La 12/03/07 - 06:48 am
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Hey Dawg, Are you in Taji

Hey Dawg, Are you in Taji right now? My best friend is there. Let me know. Maybe you guys have met.

Dawg in Qatar
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Dawg in Qatar 12/03/07 - 07:25 am
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yea on the Iraqi Army side of

yea on the Iraqi Army side of the FOB building Schools and Barracks for the IA.
I have met some folks, something about wearing a Wife Saver Tee gets folks to talkin, Put some South in ya Mouth

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Inkjet 12/03/07 - 09:55 am
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Who takes a LAPTOP to a

Who takes a LAPTOP to a club???????????

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WAG 12/03/07 - 10:05 am
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Yea why did he have a laptop

Yea why did he have a laptop at a club. and dawg are you a dawg fan

Leve Tab La
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Leve Tab La 12/03/07 - 11:36 am
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Hey Dawg, If you ever come

Hey Dawg, If you ever come across Major David Parker, who is working on a provincial reconstruction team, tell him his best friend in Augusta sez hello. His birthday is Dec. 13. I doubt you have Harp over there, but if you do...Erandy (ps - be safe)

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Little Lamb 12/03/07 - 11:44 am
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Looks like the Christmas

Looks like the Christmas season is here - the season where punks rob to get money to buy Christmas a present for their mothers. Looking at the "Wendys" article above warns us not to be out after dark alone.

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DoubleD 12/03/07 - 12:12 pm
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Time to get my concealed

Time to get my concealed carry permit. I'm not gonna be bullied over my burgers. Expecially if it's a junior bacon.

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FallingLeaves 12/03/07 - 01:27 pm
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This happened to a relative

This happened to a relative of mine, 6 foot, 185 pounds or so, three young men approached, two brandished guns, he threw down his lottery ticket because it looked like money, tossed a 50 lb. bag of dog food he was carrying, picked up his wife and kicked in a nearby gate and put her behind the fence for relative safety and took off for help. He said if they hadn't had guns, he would have grabbed them by the ears and found their mammas and let them take care of it. They were that young. That was on Richmond Hill Road near Lumpkin a couple of years back. Around that time three men beat him up on Wheeless road and someone got him to the gas station at Richmond Hill Road and Lumpkin, at least that's what he pieced together, because the beaters knocked him out cold. He doesn't know for sure how he got to the station. I've got a list of other incidents in my immediate family. Yet certain people don't want to say a thing about any crime problems they have had, even as far as not reporting crimes to the police because they don't want their neighborhoods to get a bad name and property values to go down??? TOO LATE!

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FallingLeaves 12/03/07 - 01:31 pm
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Anybody that walks alone in

Anybody that walks alone in this area without protection or an escort is taking a big risk. If they will go after a tall strong athletic man, do you think they won't hurt your sister or your elders? Two men tried to get the money from the church teller, at Lumpkin and Deans Bridge when there was still a bank there. She fought them off and they didn't get the money or the checks. Scary. No big deal?

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groovin 12/03/07 - 02:31 pm
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Rest in peace, Audious.

Rest in peace, Audious.

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Gruvy Legz 12/03/07 - 02:37 pm
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Thanks Dawg for all you do. I

Thanks Dawg for all you do. I have two instances of stupidity and ignorance to share. One: I was at the drive thru at Wendy's on Walton Way and a guy walking thru the parking lot looked into the passenger seat of the Mustang in front of me and pointed his hand like a gun and yelled BOOM. Two: my boyfriend and I went inside this same Wendy's and the mananger was on the phone with 911 saying someone was stopping her customers saying they had a flat and when they would get out of their car he'd take eerything in it. Don't know who the idiot is there, but anyhow pure stupidity.

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FallingLeaves 12/03/07 - 03:18 pm
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Thanks for the warning.

Thanks for the warning.

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D_DoDirty 12/03/07 - 03:32 pm
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A D.J. takes a laptop to the

A D.J. takes a laptop to the club. Technology has found it's way into night life entertainment. There's all kinds of software out there for sampling music, play and record, mixing and scratching. We did it in Iraq that way b/c none of us had a stereo. Besides, I thought "Dreams" was off limits to us or in the process of being put off limits.

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CyndiCk 12/03/07 - 03:35 pm
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We'll miss you Audious. I

We'll miss you Audious. I know Brian and Dirty will surely miss you the most.

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Why 12/03/07 - 07:29 pm
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Club Nightmare needs to be

Club Nightmare needs to be shut down NOW!

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LilLadi 12/03/07 - 08:21 pm
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Im not saying that someone

Im not saying that someone stealing his laptop was right but who in the hell takes a laptop to club DREAMS? He might as well just walked around down town where the crackheads are and just gave it away

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Dawg in Qatar 12/03/07 - 10:51 pm
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Erandy I will keep my eyes

Erandy I will keep my eyes open for the Major, will be home on the 13th R&R, wag...Iam a fan but live in divided house, me from new orleans and my kids all rasied in augusta as dawg fans, the Superdome will be the place to be Georgia then LSU... "Les bons temps rouler"! Thank you all for your blessings for us here in the sandbox

Dawg in Qatar
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Dawg in Qatar 12/04/07 - 12:43 am
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WHY?....Why is it the clubs

WHY?....Why is it the clubs fault? They had nothing to do with the crime.

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necodaddy 12/04/07 - 04:14 am
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Let Augustans tell it, at

Let Augustans tell it, at least most of the one's on this blog, all Clubs in Augusta need to be shut down. Everytime something happens and a club's name is anywhere in the article they scream shut it down. Ya'll don't scream shut the mall down or shut a bank down when someone is robbed in the parking lot or shut down a school when something happens there, but it's the same principle?

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necodaddy 12/04/07 - 04:20 am
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Crime is everywhere and

Crime is everywhere and shutting down one business or another will not solve the problem. If problems are to be solved then we need real solutions not a temporary fix! The rounding up of all the thugs in that tatoo shop sting was a real solution. We need more action like that in our area. Some adults like to go out every now and then and have a good time, so why close down the few entertainment venues that we have in Augusta? The thugs won't move away, they'll find somewhere else to go or worse have more idle time on their hands to plot the next caper. Crime is everywhere, let's face it. We just have to be smart in our day to day actions, be aware of our surroundings, suppport our law enforcement agency, and live out lives.

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