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School employee dies after collapsing on job

A longtime Richmond County school employee died while working Thursday afternoon.

Geneva Jones, a painter for the school system since 1993, collapsed at Meadowbrook Elementary School. Fellow maintenance employees tried to resuscitate her, said Benton Starks, senior director of facilities services.

An autopsy is scheduled for today to determine the cause of death.

Student charged with having gun in his car

A Cross Creek High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon after a gun was discovered in his car.

A K-9 unit from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office was doing a routine open air search of the parking lot when a dog alerted deputies to 17-year-old Allen Andrew Jones's vehicle, according to Richmond County Board of Education spokesman Louis Svehla. Deputies found a .22-caliber handgun in the car, he said.

He was charged with possession of a firearm on school property and criminal trespass, according to a sheriff's jail committal. He was also charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer after trying to flee.

Brothers plead guilty in beating of two men

Brothers who severely beat two men pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated battery.

Mitchell L. Kersey, 20, and Larry R. Kersey, 22, were each sentenced in Richmond County Superior Court to five years in prison and 10 years' probation.

The brothers were arrested for an April 26, 2008, assault on Richard Cunningham, 27, and Allen M. Williams, 58.

Woman pleads guilty to assault charges

An Augusta woman accused of chasing her neighbors with a knife pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Jo Ann Breck, 57, who has a history of mental illness, will stay in a personal care home to ensure that she takes medication. It is a condition of her 20-year probation sentence for two counts of aggravated assault.

She was arrested on April 25, 2007, after chasing her neighbors with a knife and confronting officers with the knife and a golf club, said Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/06/09 - 04:26 am
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The administration at CCHS

The administration at CCHS and the RCSD deserve COMMENDATION for their decisive actions in response to a weapons-find on the Cross Creek High campus!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/06/09 - 07:08 am
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Two brothers beat up Richie

Two brothers beat up Richie Cunningham? I'll bet those weren't happy days.

dasgaslo
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dasgaslo 03/06/09 - 07:31 am
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Pat, you are too much!

Pat, you are too much!

1941
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1941 03/06/09 - 08:00 am
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Pat you are a A--!!!

Pat you are a A--!!!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/06/09 - 08:29 am
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You didn't get it, did you

You didn't get it, did you mimsy. You just wanted to print something negative so you blurted without grasping what you were complaining about. Re-read. There's a little ha-ha surprise hiding somewhere on this page.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 03/06/09 - 08:38 am
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The 2 brothers who beat up

The 2 brothers who beat up Richie C. actually got more time than the 2 men who raped the woman in todays news.

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chey 03/06/09 - 09:23 am
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Pat, that was funny. Richie

Pat, that was funny. Richie shoulda called the Fonzie to back him up.

karmakills123
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karmakills123 03/06/09 - 09:48 am
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LOL....get a sense of humor

LOL....get a sense of humor mimsy old gal.......

sismel
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sismel 03/06/09 - 11:36 am
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Pat loved it!! I

Pat loved it!! I actually giggled.. don't remember the last time I did that. So thanks.

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 03/06/09 - 12:43 pm
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RE: The 2 brothers and the

RE: The 2 brothers and the crazy woman that chased her neighbors with a knife. "STUPID is what STUPID does!!!

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 03/06/09 - 12:45 pm
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Oh and I thought the Richie

Oh and I thought the Richie Cunningham reference was funny as well!

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kimosabie 03/06/09 - 01:33 pm
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A big "THANKS" to the

A big "THANKS" to the administrators and the public safety officers at Cross Creek High School, for their hard work in keeping our school safe!!!

RU4Real
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RU4Real 03/06/09 - 03:27 pm
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The crazy woman got more

The crazy woman got more probation than either the wope azz brothers or the pay me with s3x partners. I guess it goes to show society is more fearful a of a women with mental illness than a man that would beat you or rape you.

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FallingLeaves 03/06/09 - 03:39 pm
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On top of that, the people

On top of that, the people that you think you are safe from for a few years because they are supposed to be in jail, even if it is a light sentence, get out in less than half their sentence.

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