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Officials investigate liquor store robbery

Police were investigating a robbery that occurred at an Augusta business on Saturday.

The incident at H&S Wine and Spirits on Wrightsboro Road occurred just after 3:30 p.m. when a man entered the store and placed a note on a counter demanding that a worker put money in a bag, a sheriff's report states.

Man is arrested for fighting with student

A 20-year-old Augusta man has been arrested and accused of fighting a student at a Richmond County high school Friday.

Shamiar Dixon, of the 1400 block of Ridgewood Drive, was charged with criminal trespass, disruption of public schools, simple battery and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to jail records.

According to a sheriff's office report, Mr. Dixon entered the Academy of Richmond County about 10 a.m. and attempted to withdraw a 19-year-old female student from class. School staff called the student's mother, who said she didn't give anyone permission to remove her daughter.

Mr. Dixon was told to leave, but the report says he went to the student's classroom, chased her to a parking lot, then punched her in the face, pulled her hair and knocked her to the ground.

Police say they arrested Mr. Dixon across the road from the school.

Officers investigate man's death at home

Richmond County police were investigating a death Saturday at an Augusta home, according to a sheriff's dispatcher.

The dispatcher said police were investigating the death of a man who had a fatal injury to the head. Billy Daugherty, who lives across the street from the home where police vehicles were parked Saturday afternoon, said officers first arrived about 9:30 p.m. Friday. He said an officer told him there didn't appear to be any forced entry. Mr. Daugherty said an elderly man and his wife lived at the home.

Suspect in homicide surrenders to police

The 19-year-old man wanted in Richmond County's first homicide of the year turned himself in to authorities Saturday, according to jail personnel.

Mychael Faulks has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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As It Is
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As It Is 01/11/09 - 05:48 am
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We MUST do something far more

We MUST do something far more severe to the violent criminal thugs. Police must be given the resourses to prevent these incidents and arrest the criminals who are able to commit these terrible acts. From there, the prosecutors must stop allowing for any type of plea barganing. The judges must issue much higher bail for violent criminals and then need to issue the highest sentencing possible for those found guilty. Violent criminals have no respect for our laws, and of us, those around them, law enforcement or their selves. Therefore, they have no right to be a part of our society and need to be permantly removed. They think our current court and punishments are a joke, and many aren't far off from that analysis. Bleeding heart liberal judges need to be removed from the bench quickly and swiftly as we have no need or desire for them. We all deserve to be able to live, work, walk within our neighborhoods and parking lots, etc. in peace without panhandlers, persons offering us drugs and certinaly without fear of being a victim to a violent crime. The time for immediate action from our leaders and oursleves is now.

joekm46
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joekm46 01/11/09 - 07:39 am
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I agree with (as it is).

I agree with (as it is). Sensless violence in our society is becoming to common. Sentence the offenders, put them through boot camp and send them to one of our war zones. Let them fight for a reason and against someone who fights back, then maybe they would appreciate the freedom that we all have due to the efforts of our law enforcement, military and our vetrans. Freedom comes with a price tag and maybe it's time for the thugs to start paying the price.

educationiskey
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educationiskey 01/11/09 - 10:08 am
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I agree that people who

I agree that people who commit atrocities in our neighborhoods should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. However, we need to take more of a focus on these offenders when they are younger and still in school. From watching the news and reading the Chronicle it seems to me that the School District is more concerned with discipline than education. I had the opportunity to live in Iowa for several years and noted that freshmans coming into high school were more educated and equipped to enter the workforce than the seniors leaving Richmond County. It just goes to show that if you focus on education for all our youngsters rather than discipline for their childish and immature infractions they will realize that they are worth something and that they have options rather than going through their teenage years thinking they are worth nothing and that all the educators want to do is punish rather than educate. If we don't do something fast we are going to lose an entire generation. Unfortunatly for some it is already too late.

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 01/11/09 - 10:44 am
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Right on , joekm46

Right on , joekm46

Billy Idol
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Billy Idol 01/11/09 - 11:05 am
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Alright joekm, you take them

Alright joekm, you take them to combat with you. We'd have worse international incidents than Abu Graib with convicts committing war crimes. That would further hurt our country's foreign relations. There is a reason they cannot serve now. This is a hands off military for those who want to serve. We no longer reform bad eggs.

pofwe
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pofwe 01/11/09 - 11:37 am
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Where were the Board of

Where were the Board of Education's "police force," when Shamiar Dixon so boldly yanked this nineteen year-old student from her class? And too, isn't 19 years old kind'a old for high school. I wonder what grade-level she is in. It's pretty obvious she fratenizes with thugs, I bet she has at least one, (no two), children. What a country!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/11/09 - 11:46 am
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If every law abiding citizen

If every law abiding citizen started carrying a loaded weapon, the thugs would limit themselves to killing each other. If actions have consequences, even thugs develop manners.

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SandyK2005 01/11/09 - 12:13 pm
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"We MUST do something far

"We MUST do something far more severe to the violent criminal thugs." ------ Give them REAL dads, because they don't have any, and without them to keep them straight they run amok. These things happen without fathers in their lives, regardless of culture or race. They hang out in gangs because that's the only role models they have. Men need to teach these boys about not only being a man, but also responsible fatherhood. Then the thugs won't be thugs anymore, as it's no longer "kewl".

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denny crane 01/11/09 - 03:03 pm
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As bad as it sounds, the

As bad as it sounds, the actions we take against these thugs doesn't seem like they are working. I say to hell with the ACLU and the bleeding heart tree hugging liberal ideals. If this were a hundred years ago, this young man would have been punished on the spot by a big [filtered word] whipping and then sent to jail and worked while chained to a rock. When a person commits a felony like this, IMHO they lose certain rights. If you behave like an animal, be treated like one. But as it stands here now, we coddle them and make them feel victimized...i.e 'he didn't have a daddy.' Well, daddy or no daddy, beating a young woman is stupid no matter what. Put him on the chain gang. Make him hate prison. Work him like the dog he is and then work him twice as hard. And when he is ready to come out, let that young ladies daddy and two cousins get him alone in a cell for 20 minutes. Sounds good to me.

As It Is
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As It Is 01/11/09 - 04:06 pm
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Where was the school police

Where was the school police force? Are you serious? There is less than one officer per campus and there is no way to be everywhere at once. I do agree however that the school secretary or whomever should have call the campus officer up to the office for suspicious activity. The teacher in the class room should have also called for a principal or campus police officer or had access to an emergency button in the classroom. Furthermore, the new superintendent in his wisdom to save money along wiht the joke of a public safety director has replaced some campus police with unarmed, untrained security personnel like sizemore and in the long run the law suits for lack of adequate security will cost more than filling the police positions needed. SandyK, your theroies may be nice but we don't live on fantasy island and your solutions are not pratical. As for education vs. discipline, you can't educate 30 students in the classroom if you have just 1 student causing discipline problems. Without safe, secure and well disciplined schools, education and learning will never take place. I don't agree with "throw the bumbs out" but the 5% thugs are ruining schools for those who want to learn.

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corgimom 01/11/09 - 07:48 pm
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Educationiskey, go to Tubman

Educationiskey, go to Tubman Jr. High or ARC and observe a class. You aren't in Iowa any more. Then tell us about how a school is supposed to ignore "childish" infractions. I guess in Iowa kids didn't go to school with drug dealers and convicted felons and gang members.

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