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Judge denies bond for convicted sex offender

A convicted sex offender accused of molesting a pre-teen girl was denied bond at a Superior Court hearing in Brunswick, Ga., according to court documents filed Friday.

William Archer Stulb, 24, formerly of the 2800 block of Lombardy Court in Augusta, is accused of molesting an 11-year-old Augusta girl during a trip to Sea Island, Ga., in June.

Mr. Stulb was convicted of statutory rape in 2005 but was not required to register as a sex offender until the law changed in 2006. On June 4, his sentence was changed under the First Offender Act, and he was released from probation.

A trial is scheduled for March 9. Mr. Stulb is being held in the Glynn County Detention Center.

Student is accused of bringing weapon

A 17-year-old student was arrested Friday at Hephzibah High School on a charge of possession of a weapon on school property, according to Richmond County jail records.

Zachary Joseph Burgess, of the 2000 block of Greenland Road, Hephzibah, was arrested about 1:40 p.m. Schools security chief Julia Porter-Stein said late Friday that she was aware of the case but didn't have details.

Tax fraud suspect takes deal, gets probation

A Martinez woman facing 37 tax fraud charges in federal court pleaded guilty to a single charge Friday.

Odessa M. Bradley and federal prosecutors reached a plea deal that called for a two-year probation sentence, said her attorney, Pete Theodocion.

Ms. Bradley, who operated a tax service, was accused of assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns from January 2004 through April 2006.

Woman pleads guilty to drug fraud charge

A woman who pleaded guilty to trying to pass a forged prescription for a narcotic painkiller told a judge Friday she became addicted to the drug after a 2001 traffic accident.

Joann Soloman, 50, was arrested but never convicted of causing a Feb. 10, 2001, car crash that killed Jerry Dean Simmons, 32. Ms. Soloman was accused of having oxycodone and hydrocodone in her system when she drove the wrong way on Bobby Jones Expressway and struck Ms. Simmons' vehicle. Criminal charges in that case were dropped by the prosecutor in May 2006.

Ms. Soloman pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court on Friday to criminal attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud Aug. 7. She was sentenced to three years' probation, fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

Lumber company fined over air quality issues

An Appling lumber company will pay $10,000 in fines to settle air quality violations related to its failure to properly maintain operating records, according to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.

Pollard Lumber Co. Inc. also agreed to implement new and more accurate methods for calculating lumber production, according to a consent order on EPD's Web site. The order, posted Friday, was issued Feb. 20.

Someone tried to pry door off radar tower

A trespasser scaled a south Augusta radar tower on Mack Lane within the past month and tried to pry off a safety door that led to the inner workings, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said there was no damage to the radar, which feeds information to air traffic control at Augusta Regional Airport. She called the action "very dangerous" because of the amount of electricity pulsing through the system. She said the trespasser could have been looking for metal wiring to sell.

Truck hits power pole; 2 schools left in dark

Two Richmond County schools lost power Friday after a trailer truck clipped a power pole.

Academy of Richmond County and Lamar Elementary lost service about 9:30 a.m., said school board spokesman Louis Svehla. Richmond Academy dismissed students at 11:30 a.m. because Georgia Power had to cut off power to the school to complete repairs. Lamar pupils were to remain in class.

Sand found in truck's engine at library site

Someone caused $7,000 in damage to a construction vehicle near Ninth and Telfair streets between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. Sand was poured into the engine of a Case Skid Steer Loader being used in the construction of the new library, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Engineering society to hold science forum

The Augusta Alumni Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will hold its 14th annual Tech Forum today at Fort Discovery.

It is open to the public, and registration begins at 8 a.m.

Teen gets probation in armed robbery

An 18-year-old accused of scouting out a convenience store that was later robbed pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Friday.

Jeremy S. Privett pleaded guilty to robbery for his role in the March 13 holdup. Richmond County Superior Court Judge Michael N. Annis sentenced him to five years' probation under the First Offender Act.

Mr. Privett was arrested with Gary D. Flowers and Columbus Brooks III, both 18.

Mr. Flowers pleaded guilty in October and was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years' probation for armed robbery and a weapon violation. Charges are pending against Mr. Brooks.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/28/09 - 04:24 am
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Yesterday why didn't the RCSS

Yesterday why didn't the RCSS school security chief have and provide to the media details of the weapons-possession incident which occurred earlier Friday at Hephzibah High School?

As It Is
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As It Is 02/28/09 - 05:44 am
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Craig, The RCBOE School

Craig, The RCBOE School Police Cheif would have trouble telling the difference between a pencil and a weapon on campus and wouldn't really concern herself with such trivial matters. She is over paid, under qualified (no policing experience), and in no way is leading the school police force efficiently. She was hired by former Superintedent Charles Larke as a favor as are many of the individuals still remaining in positions at the BOE offices. Dr. Bedded has brought in new blood but has failed to remove the old thus doubling the unnecessary expenses within the county office, briniging down moral and production. Certainly he should bring in some of his own staff and make changes, etc. but he must also be allowed to fire those who are not qualified or doing their jobs efficiently. Pete Fletcher should be one of the first to go for wasting tax payer monies, keeping people in fear of doing their jobs such as terminating those that need to be fired, discipling those that need discipline, including students, etc. Bottom line is that instead of shuffling teachers and administrators, etc. those not qualified or doing their job need to go and the school police chief should be first.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/28/09 - 06:52 am
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Wow, As It Is. That's a

Wow, As It Is. That's a serious post. Has Bedden been confronted with this stuff at one of his community meetings?

ColCo
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ColCo 02/28/09 - 07:29 am
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Will be interesting to see if

Will be interesting to see if Stulb's family connections can get him off again.

justsoyaknow
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justsoyaknow 02/28/09 - 10:03 am
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Stulb's only hope is that

Stulb's only hope is that Judge Wheale will mysteriously appear in Glynn County to botch up another case. Good riddance to both.

SusieQ
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SusieQ 02/28/09 - 12:03 pm
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Why is this guy Stulb's still

Why is this guy Stulb's still walking the streets?? He should be under the jail! SusieQ

As It Is
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As It Is 02/28/09 - 02:03 pm
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Stulb is on the street

Stulb is on the street because his family did everything with their power, influence and money to influence a misguided judicial system that unfortunately is far from perfect and certainly works in the favor of those with money. Patricia, yes, Dr. Bedden is aware of these issues and it appears he is even doing his best to some extent to deal with them. However, he inhereted a disaster and isn't given the support needed to clear house of those that should be fired. The BOE attorney, like most attorneys prevents a lot from occurring that should occur and the results are the creation of new positions while keeping around the old ones who now don't have any real responsibilities and are very much overpaid. As for the school police chief, ask any officer from any department and you will get the same response. They have some good officers, some that need guidance but the real problem is no leadership.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/28/09 - 02:46 pm
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Is it true that the current

Is it true that the current RCBOE public safety director was married to a former president of the RCBOE during the years of the Larke administration?

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/28/09 - 02:51 pm
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As It Is, are you saying

As It Is, are you saying porcine Pete, the RCBOE and CCBOE attorney, doesn't have the backbone to recommend the termination of an employee for fear that he might have to go face-to-face with the terminated's attorney in a public courtroom, a place with which he is most unfamiliar and of which he is most fearful?

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/28/09 - 03:00 pm
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Mr. Stulb was an A/B honor

Mr. Stulb was an A/B honor roll student who assured everyone who'd listen that he was being railroaded and did not commit the crime of which he is accused. (We know that smart people don't commit crimes. Or, at least, they're too smart to get caught, anyway.) If you don't believe me about our honor roll student's being innocent and being railroaded to protect Kennedy-cousin Patrick Smith, ask his Mama. That's what he told her and she believes him. After all, every enabling Mama knows that "my son would never lie to me." And what's The Truth to an enabling parent?

As It Is
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As It Is 02/28/09 - 03:43 pm
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Very well stated.

Very well stated.

chey
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chey 02/28/09 - 05:58 pm
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Wonder why charges were

Wonder why charges were dropped against Joann Solomon. If she was driving the wrong way on BJ, which caused an accident that cost a life, why is she still out walking around. Then she gets caught AGAIN with drugs, and she's slapped with only probation. Wonder who she knows?

happythoughts
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happythoughts 02/28/09 - 07:55 pm
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This world is getting more

This world is getting more corrupt each day.

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