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Police search for man in woman's shooting


Police are searching for a man wanted in a Monday afternoon shooting that sent an Augusta woman to the hospital.


Royce Smith, 20, is wanted in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend, according to Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Tim Rzasa. Police said Mr. Smith fired several shots and struck the woman, whom he did not identify, in the buttocks before shooting at a trailer in the 4200 block of James Drive at the Mims Trailer Park.


Anyone with information may call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1080.

State labor department allots money for youth summer jobs

The Georgia Department of Labor will provide $33,297 for summer jobs for youth ages 14 to 21 in Richmond and Burke counties, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Monday.

The money is part of a $1 million grant that the department will provide statewide to create summer jobs for youths in rural and urban Georgia communities with limited employment opportunities.

The grant will help create 25 jobs for youths in Richmond and Burke counties, including those with disabilities enrolled in High School/High Tech, a department program designed to help students with disabilities study technology.

Youths interested in applying should contact their local Workforce Investment Board for more information. In Richmond and Burke counties, the contact is Jacqueline Dunn, (706) 721-1858.

Stray horse, owner reunite after weekend

The owner of a stray horse that was found Friday in Grovetown has been reunited with its owner.

Pam Tucker, the Columbia County Emergency Services director, said Jeffery Sellinger, of Goldsboro Road, picked up the 18-month-old on Monday.

The horse was reported running loose by a resident of Goldsboro Road, where it was picked up by Animal Care and Control officers without incident.

Lacking indictment, man is granted bond

A young Augusta man charged with murder was granted a $90,000 bond Monday.

Alfonzo D. Dawkins, 21, is accused of shooting 22-year-old Jimmy Quarles to death Nov. 19. Assistant District Attorney Hank Syms said the case against Mr. Dawkins appears too weak to take to the grand jury.

Those jailed for three months or more without indictment are entitled to bond.

Judge denies bond to convicted sex offender

Bond was denied Monday for a grandfather and registered sex offender who is accused of new child molestation charges.

William H. Widener, 57, has been jailed since January, when the mother of five children, ages 6 to 12, contacted the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Mr. Widener has not been indicted on the charges in Richmond County Superior Court.

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christian134
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christian134 03/25/08 - 05:21 am
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That is the problem with the

That is the problem with the justice system that believes these boils-child molesters- on the backside of humanity can be redeemed enough to slime back into society. Only God can redeem them until then they do not ever need to be set free as long as they live.

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jtr0777 03/25/08 - 06:21 am
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"The owner of a stray horse

"The owner of a stray horse that was found Friday in Grovetown has been reunited with its owner." Kind of makes you think the owner has been reunited with its owner! Does anyone ever think to edit some AC articles?

Reality
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Reality 03/25/08 - 06:24 am
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I just love seeing suspects

I just love seeing suspects of crimes that already have mug shots on file, it makes them much easier to identify......

skeptical
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skeptical 03/25/08 - 06:32 am
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This story is owner-ous.

This story is owner-ous.

skeptical
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skeptical 03/25/08 - 06:32 am
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This story is owner-ous.

This story is owner-ous.

naugliberal
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naugliberal 03/25/08 - 06:55 am
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I tnink maybe "christian"

I tnink maybe "christian" needs to pick a new name I have a lot of extra rocks for you to throw if you run out. You sure put the self in righteous.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/25/08 - 07:50 am
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naugliberal, are you speaking

naugliberal, are you speaking out for child molesters? That would be very liberal.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/25/08 - 07:51 am
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The government is now trying

The government is now trying to provide jobs for kids after spending years doing so much for so many years to prevent private businesses from providing jobs for kids. Your tax dollars at work.

martigirl9999
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martigirl9999 03/25/08 - 08:07 am
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"Registered sex offender is

"Registered sex offender is accused of NEW child molestation charges". Sex offenders / child molesters need to rot in jail. The children / people they commit this disgusting act on are scarred for life, but not the molester. He / she goes to jail, spends a few months, maybe a year and is back on the prowl to ruin someone else’s life!

christian134
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christian134 03/25/08 - 08:56 am
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Right naugliberal..Simply

Right naugliberal..Simply because I have the name Christian doesn't afford me the right to become highly incensed by the lack of justice meted out to scum who take a child, some as early as months old, and perform all kinds of sexual acts upon these babies...Do not seek to guilt me into sitting back and quitely love on these demons...God will forgive them and judge them you are quite right and I am supposed to love the person but I don't have to like the demon in them. They are evil and as such will get no sympathy from me.

wise
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wise 03/25/08 - 09:30 am
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On a positive note, Richmond

On a positive note, Richmond county is doing something good for the community. Parents need to push their kids towards these summer work programs. They will have less time to spend in the streets being want a be thugs.

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WAG 03/25/08 - 09:31 am
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MY name is not christian and

MY name is not christian and I firmly agree with christian..don't even put them in jail. If a molester is found guilty kill them right then...It is the worst crime imaginable. sometimes even worse than murder cause the child has to live with it for the rest of their lives.... there is no excuse for what a child molester does...they will not change. Liberal are you a child molester since you are taking up for them..or is it one of your relatives????

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WAG 03/25/08 - 09:32 am
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MY name is not christian and

MY name is not christian and I firmly agree with christian..don't even put them in jail. If a molester is found guilty kill them right then...It is the worst crime imaginable. sometimes even worse than murder cause the child has to live with it for the rest of their lives.... there is no excuse for what a child molester does...they will not change. Liberal are you a child molester since you are taking up for them..or is it one of your relatives????

karmakills123
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karmakills123 03/25/08 - 09:44 am
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"Police search for man in

"Police search for man in woman's shooting"....................Alrighty then, some more of that jungle love ..lol :p

intheknow
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intheknow 03/25/08 - 11:18 am
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" jungle love" ? what does

" jungle love" ? what does that mean?

Frank
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Frank 03/25/08 - 11:30 am
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looks like karma's baiting

looks like karma's baiting

catprintz
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catprintz 03/25/08 - 02:00 pm
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castrate them after

castrate them after they'vebeen convicted 1st time & this wont be a problem ,....u think ???

catprintz
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catprintz 03/25/08 - 02:02 pm
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castration after 1st

castration after 1st conviction!!!

brownskin30434
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brownskin30434 03/25/08 - 02:36 pm
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Wag and Christian: In most

Wag and Christian: In most cases child molesters are murderers too. They murder the innocence of their young victims.

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RichmondCo_HoodResident 03/25/08 - 04:15 pm
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That's about the dumbest

That's about the dumbest thing I've ever read.

Frank
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Frank 03/25/08 - 05:49 pm
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that's a genus idea

that's a genus idea catprince.. let's cut their testicles off, cause that's where the WHOLE problem is, in those two little pieces of anatomy.. NO, the problem is in the brain, which of course would make a great cause for labotomy.. Perhaps decapitation..

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