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Police investigate allegations of theft

Aiken Public Safety is investigating theft accusations made by Cothran Campbell, the owner of Dogwood Stables, against a former employee.

According to a public safety report, Mr. Campbell suspects a 33-year-old Aiken woman of stealing a substantial amount of money from his personal bank account during a four year period beginning in January 2004.

Public Safety Lt. David Turno said no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Historic Augusta looks into walking tours

Historic Augusta Inc. will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. April 22 to discuss plans to develop a series of walking tours of some of the city's most fascinating sites.

The meeting will be held at Augusta Public Library's auditorium, 902 Greene St., and will include details on how the city will use an $8,580 Historic Preservation Fund grant to develop Web-based walking tours of downtown.

Historic Augusta is the consultant working for the city. The tours will be featured as on-line brochures for tourists contemplating a visit to the city. The brochures can be printed out, and residents can also use them as an aide to help entertain their out-of-town guests.

For more information, contact Historic Augusta at (706) 724-0436 or e-mail Julia@historicaugusta.org.

Golf exhibits coming to museum, Fort Discovery

The Augusta Museum of History and the National Science Center's Fort Discovery will present Behind the Swing: The History and Science of Golf from Monday through April 13.

The program will highlight the history of golf in Augusta and those who turned Augusta National Golf Club into the home of the Masters Tournament. It will feature the career of Phil Wahl, a longtime club manager of Augusta National.

The museum will also show the film Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius in its history theater.

Fort Discovery will delve into the science of golf. The presentation will answer questions such as why balls have dimples and why a putt curves, and the physics, math, and technology involved in the sport will be discussed.

For more information, call (706) 821-0200 or (800) 325-5445.

-- From staff reports

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AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 04/05/08 - 04:01 am
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Historic Augusta looks into

Historic Augusta looks into walking tours. I think it is a good idea, just like Savannah. But will it work???

jgdarling
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jgdarling 04/05/08 - 07:20 am
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Thank you Historic Augusta!

Thank you Historic Augusta!

WHATDIDIDO
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WHATDIDIDO 04/05/08 - 07:30 am
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Took you four years to

Took you four years to realized, that someone was stealing your money? Must be nice to be that rich. She has nothing to worry about. Given the history around here, she gets to keep the money and serve probation.

christian134
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christian134 04/05/08 - 07:31 am
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Walking tours of what?

Walking tours of what? Everytime I turn around Augusta is tearing or attempting to tear down every old building around or mange to close down the few that are left and oh yes the one historic building..Cotton Exchange...what did they do they put in a bank.... at least they didn't put in a parking lot....Walking tours right....

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pizzato 04/05/08 - 07:42 am
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Could be like the ghost tours

Could be like the ghost tours in some cities. Maybe just scary sites like the civic center, municipal building or even the scariest place in Augusta the Golf Hall of Fame Ghost Town!

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deekster 04/05/08 - 09:39 am
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No one will want to miss the

No one will want to miss the east end of the RiverWalk, beyond the pavement. Mayor Coperhaven home should be added. His boyhood home in Westlake and Evans High School. The east boundry historic district. The sewage treatment plant. And of course the scenic "River Watch Pkwy". The "vibrant" North Augusta shopping venues. And last but not least the new "Evanstowne Historic District".

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