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Columbia County will seek bids for parkway extension

Columbia County commissioners agreed Tuesday to advertise for bids for two road construction projects -- the extension of William Few Parkway and an access road for a proposed Augusta Technical College campus in Grovetown.

County officials have budgeted $2.8 million for the William Few Parkway project, cutting out a new stretch of the highway between Columbia and Chamblin roads. The funding will come from a 2006 general obligation bond.

Scott Herring, the director of Construction and Maintenance Services, said he wants construction to start in May so the road can be finished before classes start in August at the new Grovetown High School.

At the other end of William Few Parkway, officials want to extend the road from where it ends just east of Washington Road to a connection point with Hardy McManus Road.

The access road for Augusta Tech is budgeted at $1.5 million and will be funded using 2001-05 1-cent sales tax dollars.

Three men face charges in man's shooting death

Three North Augusta men are charged in the killing of a man at his home this weekend.

According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, Tyrone Wade, 23, of the 100 block of Greenland Drive; Joseph Darnell Kemp, 25, of the 100 block of Nappier Lane; and Anthony Tashawn Perry, 24, of the 2000 block of Celeste Circle are charged with murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime. Mr. Wade is also charged with possession of a stolen weapon.

According to police, Julius Walker was killed Saturday at his home in the 500 block of Samuels Street in North Augusta.

Mr. Wade was arrested Monday by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling. Mr. Darnell and Mr. Perry were arrested by Aiken County sheriff's deputies Tuesday in North Augusta.

Thief takes electronics, liquor from Coconuts bar

A thief made off with more than $2,000 worth of liquor from a local nightclub between Sunday morning and Monday night.

The theft at Coconuts, 1082 Bertram Road, included 85 bottles of top-shelf liquors, including six bottles of Patron tequila, six bottles of Crown Royal whiskey and six bottles of Grey Goose vodka, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

The thief, who broke through the front door, also stole a DJ mixer worth $1,000, a TV projector and other electronic equipment, the report said.

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Goober
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Goober 03/04/09 - 04:50 am
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It sounds like that thief is

It sounds like that thief is about to throw a really good party! I suppose he/she must have stolen the alarm system too. Can anybody explain to me why it didn't go off?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/04/09 - 05:00 am
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The North Augusta area

The North Augusta area mentioned as the shooting gallery is all section 8. The social programs are the great equalizer. Soon we'll all be part of the lowest common denominator.

pofwe
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pofwe 03/04/09 - 06:31 am
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Goob, sounds like an "inside

Goob, sounds like an "inside job. They knew where the "good stuff"was, eh?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/04/09 - 06:36 am
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This global warming is just

This global warming is just too crisp. I'll be glad when it's gone.

Dark Lord
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Dark Lord 03/04/09 - 07:36 am
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Maybe it's just me but,

Maybe it's just me but, wouldn't that theft take more than one person and more than just a few minutes? A vehicle sitting in front of a establishment that is closed with the front door smashed open is kind of noticeable one would think. So much for a working alarm (lmao).

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I4PUTT 03/04/09 - 08:16 am
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People, don't rush to

People, don't rush to judgement until all the facts are in. Just because a really drunk guy was caught last night bringing his own equipment to the karaokee bar does not mean this brother is guilty. Do not believe the all white media and fall for the attempt of the entire world to discriminate agains people of color. Until the white man chooses to do what is right....excuse me...noone said the perp was black...just forget whatever RCR & I were about to say.

Unforgiven
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Unforgiven 03/04/09 - 09:44 am
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When are we going to get some

When are we going to get some commissioners in Columbia County that is "NOT" interested in tearing up everything. Chamblin Road already connects to Columbia Road as well as William Few Parkway, less that a half mile apart. Why not start saving the county instead of tearing it up?

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061207 03/04/09 - 10:26 am
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blah, blah, blah

blah, blah, blah

ldavis
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ldavis 03/04/09 - 10:43 am
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Goob I am with you on that,

Goob I am with you on that, he had to steal the alarm first, seems as if they are reporting all the good stuff stolen.

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curly123053 03/04/09 - 10:58 am
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When you consume the "devil's

When you consume the "devil's brew"(alcohol) eveil things happen the majority of the time. When I worked EMS it seemed well over half of the assaults and accidents had the "devils brew" as the common denominator. It was while working EMS that I started calling alcohol the "devil's brew" because I seen more families destroyed by this poison. I would not be surprised if 2 of the 3 above stories have the "devil's brew" as the common denominator.

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FrankRizzo 03/04/09 - 11:07 am
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I4PUTT, not a good golf

I4PUTT, not a good golf score. Why is it the "White Media?" what does race have to do with it?

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ghsfrshmn 03/04/09 - 11:22 am
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three months construction

three months construction seems kind of quick to extend william few to chamblin road. i could be wrong though.

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