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Lack of sponsors led to fest's cancellation

The North Augusta Sertoma Club has canceled this spring's Hammin' and Jammin' festival because it was unable to find enough sponsors, said President Pickens Redd.

The two-day event offered a barbecue cook-off and music festival.

The money raised went to local projects, including $20,000 annually for screenings for needy children at University Hospital's speech and hearing clinic. Last year's Hammin' and Jammin' raised about $15,000. The club, which also has other fundraisers, will continue to contribute but will give that amount in $5,000 increments instead of a lump sum.

Mr. Redd said the club plans to try to bring Hammin' and Jammin' back next year.

Aiken school board will hold workshop

The Aiken County Board of Education will hold a one-day workshop Friday to discuss the 2009-10 budget and brainstorm on district needs for next year.

The public session will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public Education Partners executive director Diane Mangiante will moderate a brainstorming session. Discussions will include subcommittee appointments for board members. It will be at 1000 Brookhaven Drive in Aiken.

Armed robbery earns drug addict 20 years

An admitted drug addict with a long history of stealing and robbing pleaded guilty to new charges Wednesday.

In Richmond County Superior Court, Tony A. Yonce, 44, was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by five years on probation for armed robbery and a weapon violation.

Mr. Yonce, who had four prior felony convictions, admitted to holding up the CVS Pharmacy on Walton Way on June 4.

Teen is charged with weapon at school

A 17-year-old from Hephzibah was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of carrying a weapon to school, according to a Richmond County jail record.

Kasim T. Holmes, of the 4100 block of Michael Place, was arrested about 10 a.m. at Cross Creek High School by a Richmond County Board of Education public safety officer.

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Reality
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Reality 01/29/09 - 04:57 am
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Some people will never be

Some people will never be productive citizens. He should work on city/state chain gang for free for his whole sentence to pay back what he has cost us....

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/29/09 - 07:40 am
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I still don't see anything

I still don't see anything about the pepper spray attack of a teacher at Butler on Tuesday. A student attacked a substitute teacher by spraying her with pepper spray at the end of the school day causing injuries to several staff members and students. I smell a cover up.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/29/09 - 07:42 am
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I mean after all they

I mean after all they transferred Dr. Reeves because he supposedly couldn't control the students at the school. Now they have the man they wanted there, Mr. Thompson, and the school is still a train wreck. They need a butt kicker not a nurturer!

JUSTICE187
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JUSTICE187 01/29/09 - 08:40 am
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It is sad but true.....there

It is sad but true.....there is a great need for more Public Safety Officers in our schools.....we need to all wake up. The economy is terrible, crime is on the rise. In 2008, I would estimate that there was a murder at least every other week. A vast majority of them can be traced back to gang activity and further traced back to our schools.

JUSTICE187
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JUSTICE187 01/29/09 - 08:42 am
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Dr. Frazier would have been

Dr. Frazier would have been the best bet for Butler.

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 01/29/09 - 08:45 am
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Seems some of the business

Seems some of the business owners in North Augusta would step up to the plate on the festival. NA supports these places of business and they have thrived and thrived.

JUSTICE187
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JUSTICE187 01/29/09 - 08:57 am
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17 year old with a knife in

17 year old with a knife in the school......one of many incidents....you can't blame the school system for not making it public.

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 01/29/09 - 09:53 am
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Ive got a solution for thug

Ive got a solution for thug kids---a good hard kick in the ***, and send 'em on their way.. Don't pass go---and don't send them to alternative school... Just send 'em on their way !

RocknRoll
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RocknRoll 01/29/09 - 09:55 am
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Wait... Then again they'll

Wait... Then again they'll resort to a life of crime.. better send 'em to alternative school... May be some redeeming qualities to them---hopefully !

sprintman
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sprintman 01/29/09 - 10:58 am
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Augusta chronicle only

Augusta chronicle only chooses what incidents in schools they won't to show. Usually focusing on south Augusta. Never really on West Augusta sometimes though. Every now and again once every 5 months they may report something in columbia, or aiken county. Maybe burke, but not really mcduffie. If you really want to see the number of weapons/drugs incidents you should check the ga board website. Never rely on the chronicle.

The Madame
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The Madame 01/29/09 - 01:14 pm
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I hate that they are not

I hate that they are not having the Hammin' and Jammin' this year, but it does give me another year to perfect my recipe

double_standard
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double_standard 01/29/09 - 01:29 pm
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Sprintman you are correct.

Sprintman you are correct. Look at the drug offenses in Columbia County schools. But it would be reported as drugs bought in Richmond County.

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 01/29/09 - 04:03 pm
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North Augusta obviously can't

North Augusta obviously can't afford to "step up to the plate". Last I saw, North Augusta was hurting like everyone else.

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kiseta50 01/29/09 - 06:36 pm
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Thank you Richmond Co. Police

Thank you Richmond Co. Police Dept. for a raid in Eve and Ellis street this morning, hope all the infested areas will get cleand out, sooner the better. Keep up the good work.

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