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Democratic Party will discuss future races

Tonight the Columbia County Democratic Party will play host to its first meeting since the victory of President-elect Barack Obama.

"We're going to have some discussions on members who we think we'd like to have run for offices in the next two or four years," county party Chairwoman Rosemary Fitzpatrick said.

Grovetown businessman Sonny McDowell will be the guest speaker at the meeting, set for 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Evans Government Complex on Ronald Reagan Drive.

For information, call Ms. Fitzpatrick at (706) 231-1513.

Arrested mother will be returned to Aiken

Aiken authorities have gone to New Mexico to bring back a woman who spent two months on the run with her children and is accused of abducting them, according to Aiken Public Safety Capt. Wendell Hall.

"Within the coming week, (Veronica Kirby) should return to Aiken," said Capt. Hall, who would not specify the day, citing safety reasons.

Mrs. Kirby, who was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 1, faces two counts of transporting a child under 16 out of state against a court order.

In September, the 29-year-old woman lost custody of 7-year-old Trinity and 6-year-old Isaac to her ex-husband, Ed Kirby.

Two armed robbers hit Daddy O's restaurant

Two armed men robbed a Wrightsboro Road restaurant Saturday evening, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

The robbers entered the back door of Daddy O's restaurant about 8 p.m., according to a police report. They took cash from the restaurant's register and fled.

Teen's fatal shooting leads to man's arrest

An Augusta man was shot to death and another arrested Sunday after an incident in the 3500 block of North Pine Drive, police said.

Glenn Wadell Doe, 19, of the 1800 block of North Barton Drive, was found in the driveway of James Earl Wright Jr.'s home with a bullet wound to the chest, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report. Mr. Wright, 46, was in the yard when deputies arrived and was taken into custody. Mr. Doe was pronounced dead at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital about 6:30 p.m., a Richmond County coroner's office news release said.

Martinez man is shot as he sits in his car

A 21-year-old Martinez man told police he was shot while sitting in his car on Greene Street in Augusta early Sunday morning.

Miles Todd Cameron told police that a man walked up to the driver's side of his car and fired several gunshots, the report said. He was struck in the left arm and the left leg and was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. The victim told police that no conversation took place before the shooting.

Traffic update

Richmond County

- One lane will be closed on each side of Bobby Jones Expressway between Interstate 20 and Wrightsboro Road through Friday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. One lane will be closed on each side of I-20 between Davis and Wheeler roads during the same period.

- Lanes will be closed on Wheeler Road between Agerton Lane and Perimeter Parkway today through Friday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

- A lane will be closed on each side of Marks Church Road between Wheeler and Wrightsboro roads through Friday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

- The westbound Bobby Jones Expressway ramp to Wheeler Road will be closed through Friday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Detours will be in place. The eastbound Bobby Jones Expressway ramp to I-20 eastbound will be closed from Tuesday until Friday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 11/10/08 - 12:42 am
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Yeah. .right.. no
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Yeah. .right.. no conversation took place... bad drug deal?

mutt
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mutt 11/10/08 - 04:50 am
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Is there no description of

Is there no description of the shooting suspect at all? Or was that question just to tough for a reporter to ask? Since this guy is in the habit of just walking up to folks and shooting them for no reason, we would kind of like to have at least a vague idea of WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE!

MR.Kojak
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MR.Kojak 11/10/08 - 07:08 am
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Actually it was a martinez

Actually it was a martinez man and woman in the car and she was actually grazed by one of the rounds that was fired. Description, black male with a gun. Motive robbery!

MR.Kojak
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MR.Kojak 11/10/08 - 07:10 am
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Mr. Doe was not a good guy.

Mr. Doe was not a good guy. Sometimes bad things happen to bad people!

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 11/10/08 - 07:19 am
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Why so judgemental, these

Why so judgemental, these people are victims of crimes.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 11/10/08 - 07:41 am
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MUTT is that you President

MUTT is that you President Elect Obama? I am sorry I could not resist it.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 11/10/08 - 07:43 am
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" Mr. Doe was not a good

" Mr. Doe was not a good guy". Was he deserving of the death penalty? Just asking a question. I already know the circumstances or rather prior history between the two.

DoubleD
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DoubleD 11/10/08 - 07:55 am
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If it is suspicious and looks

If it is suspicious and looks suspicious something shady was going down. No conversation took place? So it was a random shooting with no attempt at robbery or assault? BS! Some people are so naive! I hardly consider that person a victim.

Newsreader
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Newsreader 11/10/08 - 08:36 am
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Are these people victims of

Are these people victims of crimes, or bad choices?

disssman
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disssman 11/10/08 - 08:48 am
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Just proves what I always

Just proves what I always say, stay out of downtown Augusta if you value your life or property!

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 11/10/08 - 08:51 am
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I had no idea the Democratic

I had no idea the Democratic party was even active in Columbia County.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 11/10/08 - 09:07 am
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I don't know why they would

I don't know why they would be. Columbia County is in their own little world. I wonder if they will be having an Obama Drive or a Bush Street?

devilishlymad67
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devilishlymad67 11/10/08 - 09:43 am
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actually the guy was getting

actually the guy was getting out of his car with his girlfriend at his brother's condo. There was no conversation, it was a random shooting, possible initition according to responding officers. The shooter was black, between the ages of 25-30 and was on foot.

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icemanw83 11/10/08 - 10:51 am
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If everyone got their

If everyone got their concealed weapon permit you wouldn't have random shootings. You shoot at me, you better kill me because I'm going to shoot back until the gun is empty, then hit you in the head with it a couple of times. Don't be a victim. You might want to get it before January. ;)

Rupret in the middle east
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Rupret in the middle east 11/10/08 - 11:30 am
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Icemanw83 that won't solve

Icemanw83 that won't solve anything, over here lots of peoplr carry gun plus get kill before they get a chance to use it. Not only that, you might get some nut that walk up into a store and blow everybody up. So, try living day to day with that. I think problem is people have loss respect for each other, not enough love for thy fellow man, woman, child. Need to walk more in GOD shoes min by min, day by day.

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1trugent 11/10/08 - 11:40 am
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Yeah and we are a lot safer

Yeah and we are a lot safer than the Democratic world of Richmond County, HYPO!

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 11/10/08 - 11:51 am
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I do not care one way or the

I do not care one way or the other. You can build a fence around your little Utopia and never leave it.

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FallingLeaves 11/10/08 - 11:53 am
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I did notice Richmond County

I did notice Richmond County voted overwhelmingly Democrat and Columbia County overwhelmingly Republican. I was surprised at the huge difference, except that I notice some McCain supporters in Richmond County had a hard time carving out enough time from their jobs to vote early, many of them had to leave before they could vote and hope they could come back another day, or election day.

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corgimom 11/10/08 - 04:01 pm
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Yeah, a black man between the

Yeah, a black man between the ages of 25-30 is joining a gang for the first time so he's being initiated. Right.

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STHS_REBELS 11/10/08 - 05:19 pm
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icemanw83 was right. Buy a

icemanw83 was right. Buy a gun and carry it around and people won't start shooting. They will be scared the person may have a gun and not blow any one away.

icemanw83
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icemanw83 11/10/08 - 11:20 pm
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Well considering that the

Well considering that the people in the middle east carry AK's instead of 45's it's a little bit different. Because if you saw me on the street you wouldn't know that I had a gun on me. Plus if someone is going to walk into a store a blow everyone up, they're going to do it regardless of if they are licensed to carry a gun or not. So you're point means nothing. It takes a lot of effort to get a concealed carry permit. They don't let just anybody have one. So either go get one or risk getting killed by a punk with nothing else to do. A responsible, armed population is the worst nightmare of an oppressive government. Why do you think that the second amendment was written. In fact is was the second thing the founding fathers thought about.

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MtnMan 11/11/08 - 12:59 am
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You folks in Gerogia and

You folks in Gerogia and South Carolina may as well get use to having Obama in the White House. After all of your lousy Republican Presidents you wouldn't know a good President if you saw one....Those of us who handed him a mandate are looking forward to a great experience in the country....A Good President. He is already taking charge and getting rid of some of the lousy Bush programs....

MtnMan
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MtnMan 11/11/08 - 01:02 am
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The Republican Party is Dead

The Republican Party is Dead in The New England States, according to an article I read in the Chronicle today....Good News!

mutt
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mutt 11/11/08 - 04:48 am
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MtnMan you may want to go

MtnMan you may want to go back to the mountains. There hasn't been a republican Pres since Reagan, just RINOs. As for Obama taking charge and getting rid of anything, that is BS. He is President elect, he will take charge in January. He isn't in charge of anything except forming a cabinet yet. And he has no executive power to get rid of anything until January. I just hope he governs from the platform he ran on (lower taxes, cutting Gov't programs, transparency in Gov't, welfare to work, personal accountability and responsibility, cutting wasteful gov't spending), he will be more conservative than Bush by far. It's OK MtnMan, I don't blame you for not knowing that your guy doesn't take over the moment the election is over, or for not understanding the workings of government, the educational system stinks in the Appalachians. Poor ignorant thing...........awwwwwwwww!

cm
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cm 11/12/08 - 08:18 pm
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DoubleD.. I feel sorry for

DoubleD.. I feel sorry for your family, having to live with a cold-hearted, ignorant person like you. You don't know anything about the situation of the young man who was shot while sitting in his car. If you have never heard of people getting shot for no reason, why don't you go down to that area, park your car, sit there long enough and lets see what happens. I'm not a mind reader, so we have no idea why this punk opened the car door, stuck a gun this young man's face, which in turn, this brave young man grab the gun to try to take it from the punk and protect the friend that was in the car, and that's when the shooting started. Maybe he was being robbed or maybe it was a drugged up street thug, just out looking for trouble. Either way, the result is, this young man is still in hospital with serious injuries and he is someone's child, brother, friend and grandchild. Maybe you don't have family that cares about you, and I can understand why, but this young man does. GET A LIFE, YOU IGNORANT BASTARD!!!!!!!

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