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Teen tells deputies someone shot her

A 17-year-old girl told police she was shot, then driven to Trinity Hospital by an unknown person Saturday afternoon.

The victim said she was walking to her car to use the phone when someone drove by and fired a shotgun -- striking her in the face and chest, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report. A hospital supervisor said Sunday that the victim was no longer at the facility.

Man reports robbery on lower Broad Street

A man told police he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night on Broad Street near Gordon Highway.

The victim said the robber demanded money, then pistol-whipped him in the face, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

The attacker stole $15 and the victim's cell phone.

Traffic update

Richmond County

- The 900 block of Taylor Street in front of the Richmond County EMA Center will be closed Thursday as part of a visitation program.

- The 800 block of Reynolds Street will be closed from noon to midnight Friday for Border Bash.

Columbia County

- To ensure motorists' safety during a bridge demolition, the eastbound lane of Interstate 20 at the Lewiston Road overpass will close from 9 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Motorists are advised to seek an alternat e route . For more information, visit www.dot.ga.gov.

- There might be traffic shifts next week at the intersection of Evans to Locks Road and Blue Ridge Drive as crews work on the intersection.

Aiken County

Depending on the weather, there might be traffic shifts at the intersection of Sheraton Drive and Atomic Road. Crews will be building turn lanes and installing traffic signals .

When to water

You cannot water today in Columbia and Richmond counties, which are under Level Two restrictions.

No watering is allowed on Mondays, but on other days, watering is allowed from midnight to 10 a.m.

Odd-numbered addresses: water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Even-numbered addresses: water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

There are no water restrictions in South Carolina's Aiken, Edgefield, Barnwell and McCormick counties.

how to Save Water

Place an empty tuna can on your lawn to catch and measure the water output of your sprinklers. For lawn watering advice, contact your local conservation office/

Source: wateruseitwisely.com

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TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 09/08/08 - 01:04 am
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I wonder where the young girl

I wonder where the young girl was shot. Talk about an incomplete story. LOL

Reality
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Reality 09/08/08 - 05:01 am
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Must not have been to bad she

Must not have been to bad she was out the same day, fishy..

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 09/08/08 - 06:04 am
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She could have been released

She could have been released to another hospital, maybe the the story was incomplete for a reason.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 09/08/08 - 06:29 am
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What's fishy about getting

What's fishy about getting shot? I just want to know what sick minded person would shoot any 17 year old, let alone a 17 year old female? This B.S is getting out of had and no amount of rhetoric is going to solve it. Time for some strong and decisive police action. I like the ideal of a curfew but what good is it, if it is not strictly enforced. Before someone points it out, I know there was no time other than afternoon or location given.

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christian134 09/08/08 - 06:35 am
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Curfew would be a marvelous

Curfew would be a marvelous idea if we have enough police...The "powers that be" in Richmond County have not and will never deem it a priority to fully fund our Police Officers with proper equipment, higher salaries as to be competitive with other counties in Georgia, better benefits and more importantly funding enough for the worst of the crime areas with 2 deputies to a car...

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chey 09/08/08 - 07:27 am
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Another example of an

Another example of an incomplete story. How is she out of the hospital within a day if she was shot in the face and in the chest. Unless...like panterluvcik wrote...she was transferred to another hospital. But who shot her? Who are we looking for? What kind of vehicle? Male/Female? ,,.. something to go by.

Just me 2
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Just me 2 09/08/08 - 07:41 am
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The people of Mcduffie County

The people of Mcduffie County are being treated UNFAIRLY!! There has to be some sort of LEGAL protection for the property owners when the local "GOOD OL BOYS" think they can just tax us to death to build the stupid unneeded City Complex just because they want to name it after our past mayor. And then they want to build a big ol swimming pool. Well, If they will think about it this little town used to have public swimming pools and it did NOT work out!! I am all for the splost tax because at least it is a fair tax unlike the property tax that has a lot of sales chasing involved and then just raise the heck out of it so we can build something that only THE MCDUFFIE CO TAX COMMISSIONERS want!!!

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Reality 09/08/08 - 08:58 am
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I meant that there is

I meant that there is something missing to this story. You are right, crime has gotten way out of hand, these thugs do what they want when they want and get away with it....They need to be caught and made examples of no matter how politically correct it is.

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 09/08/08 - 04:25 pm
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Can we say bird shot, from

Can we say bird shot, from some distance? Anyone that has ever hunted dove knows what "low bird" means. It means you're about to get peppered with bird shot. Seldom fatal. Some kind of description would be nice but obviously this story came in late. Just me #2; what in the HELL does your post have to do with ANY of these stories?

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Just me 2 09/08/08 - 05:04 pm
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Well KK, For your

Well KK,
For your information, McDuffie County is also included in
ACROSS THE AREA and my post is just as darn important as
when someone can and cannot water their lawn. Thank you so much for THINKING that YOU know EVERYTHING, because obviously you
do not!

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 09/08/08 - 05:24 pm
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I'll ask again, Justme #2,

I'll ask again, Justme #2, what the Hell does your incessant post have to do with ANY of these articles? Try writing to the R&R. Try voting out your unliked County politicians. What does your incessant post have to do with most of the articles where you're posting it? I never said I knew EVERYTHING, but thanks for THINKING I DO.

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OBAMA SUPPORTER 09/08/08 - 08:56 pm
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that 17 year old girl is my

that 17 year old girl is my cousin and her injuries were very serious she was shot in Tanglewood off wrightsboro rd. and left. A stranger took her to the nearest hospital which was trinity they do not have a trauma unit- she is now at MCG childrens ward ICU fighting to save her left eye. The story is very incomplete because she doesnt remember much. I thank god for that person and we wish he or she would step up....we want to thank you.

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OBAMA SUPPORTER 09/08/08 - 09:01 pm
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and to add to the previous

and to add to the previous comment -her baby's father should be the main suspect in this crime. She was with him and he cant be found. Richmond county do your damn job.

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