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Columbia County authorities released these photos of a man wanted for the Monday robbery of a Martinez Walgreen's.  CCSO
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Columbia County authorities released these photos of a man wanted for the Monday robbery of a Martinez Walgreen's.

Another sharp decline in state revenue could wipe out money Augusta State University hoped to carry over into next fiscal year, President William A. Bloodworth says.

"It's now doubtful that we'll actually be able to transfer funds to fiscal year 2010 because there is still a chance of additional budget reductions in fiscal 2009," Dr. Bloodworth said an in e-mail. "Since we have to establish the fiscal 2010 budget in the next week or so -- long before FY 2010 begins on July 1, we're not at all comfortable including as revenue any funds that we might not have at that time."

Last month, the president told faculty members that the university had managed to reduce its expenses enough to outpace state funding cuts.

3 men rob Hephzibah woman in her home

Three men forced their way into a Hephzibah home early Wednesday morning and robbed a woman at gunpoint. The 20-year-old victim told police the men came to her home on Guy Court and forced their way into the house, the report said.

One robber held a gun to her while two others ransacked the home, stealing a wallet and electronics.

Student is arrested for weapon on campus

A Glenn Hills High School student was arrested Wednesday afternoon, charged with bringing a weapon to school.

Lekelvin Miguel Ray, 17, of Augusta, was charged with felony possession of a weapon on school campus, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's jail committal.

Clearwater fire chief dismissed after arrest

Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Toole, who was arrested last week on a year-and-a-half-old warrant, has been dismissed from his position, according to an official who oversees the department.

"The only thing I can say is Mr. Toole was terminated because of an arrest warrant and other personnel issues," said Marvin Herndon, a water and sewer commissioner for Clearwater. The dismissal occurred Friday, he said.

Mr. Toole surrendered last week after officials called him to say they'd found an unserved warrant in his name. He was released on his own recognizance.

The allegation stemmed from a 2007 incident in which a 17-year-old Aiken woman accused him of touching her breasts, according to an incident report. Mr. Toole denied it.

Yearlong probe leads to seizure of drugs

A search warrant executed in Augusta has led to a large seizure of drugs that officials say might be linked to drug dealers in the city of Aiken.

Aiken narcotics investigators working as part of the ATF Regional Anti-Gang Enforcement Unit conducted the seizure earlier this week and took about 44 ounces of cocaine, 6 ounces of crack cocaine, 7 pounds of marijuana, $12,200 in cash, a pistol, a 2001 Suzuki street bike and a 2001 Ford Explorer, according to a news release from Aiken Department of Public Safety Lt. David Turno.

The search was the result of a yearlong undercover investigation linking the drugs from the Augusta home to drug dealers in Aiken, the release said.

Woodrow Wilson home gets landmark plaque

The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson will be honored Friday as the U.S. Interior Department installs a new plaque announcing its designation as a National Historic Landmark.

The 2 p.m. ceremony in front of the Wilson home will include an unveiling of the marker by Ray Rivera, the Interior Department's external and internal affairs director. A tour is to follow the free ceremony.

Photos of Walgreens robbery are released

Columbia County authorities have released photos of a man wanted for the Monday robbery of a Martinez Walgreens.

Wearing a hat, tan shirt and blue denim pants, a man presented a cashier at the drugstore at 3900 Washington Road with a bottle of water to purchase late Monday. When the employee opened the cash register to make change, the man pushed her away, reached into the register and took an unknown amount of money, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.

Anyone recognizing the man or with information about the robbery should call the sheriff's office at (706) 541-2800.

Evans doctor is named to statewide board

Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed a Columbia County physician to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce on Wednesday.

Dr. Paul Fischer is a family-practice physician and partner at the Center for Primary Care in Evans. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Miss S. Carolina Teen will speak in Aiken

Courtney Cisson, the reigning Miss South Carolina Teen, will be the keynote speaker at the Aiken Teen Pregnancy Prevention's annual Mother-Daughter Lunch on Saturday.

The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Aiken Center for the Arts at 122 Laurens St. in downtown Aiken.

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humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 05/14/09 - 01:09 am
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As for the Walgreen's

As for the Walgreen's robbery.....how are we supposed to identify the robber? All those white guys look alike.

Reality
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Reality 05/14/09 - 05:36 am
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The only reason you can tell

The only reason you can tell he is white, is because he didn't jam a pistol in the cashiers face.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/14/09 - 05:39 am
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Was the Glen Hills student's

Was the Glen Hills student's weapon a knife or gun or club? Or, was it a nail clipper or comb?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/14/09 - 05:42 am
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If the Toole incident is

If the Toole incident is legitimate, how is it proven? The delay in serving the warrant should also find someone accountable.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/14/09 - 05:45 am
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That's some mighty slim

That's some mighty slim pickin's for a year long investigation. How much did the investigation cost? (re: the Aiken / Augusta effort)

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/14/09 - 05:47 am
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Is that a white man robbing

Is that a white man robbing the Martinez Walgreens?

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 05/14/09 - 06:21 am
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No he painted himself!

No he painted himself!

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 05/14/09 - 06:33 am
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i guess the glenn hills

i guess the glenn hills student will be sent to the alternative school for the rest of the year upon his release....what should happen is he get expelled and prohibited from attending any other school in richmond county

Reality
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Reality 05/14/09 - 06:42 am
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I know we can't turn the

I know we can't turn the clock back, but I always carried a pocket knife, even in school. I never dreamed of cutting a person with it, by today's standard, if you are caught with a pocket knife you will go to jail.....

gdaddy
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gdaddy 05/14/09 - 07:22 am
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I guess Lekelvin didn't here

I guess Lekelvin didn't here it was against the law to carry a weapon on school property,so maybe they should just give him a slap on the wrist. What a dumb [filtered word]

crackertroy
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crackertroy 05/14/09 - 07:23 am
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Glenn Hills student arrested?
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Glenn Hills student arrested? Is that really news anymore?

3M3T1B
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3M3T1B 05/14/09 - 07:29 am
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It took the A/C four days to

It took the A/C four days to report on the story about Walgreens. And the photos were released the next day, Tuesday. Fail.

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nadps53jrt 05/14/09 - 07:31 am
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Kind of weird as to how you

Kind of weird as to how you can fire a volunteeer as channel 12 put it out in the news last night

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 05/14/09 - 07:39 am
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Barak Obama wouldn't waste

Barak Obama wouldn't waste his time robbing a Walgreens. It's much easier for him to STEAL from EVERY hardworking American at once. Plus he has his gang of thieves to back him up...Pelosi, Reid, Frank & Dodd.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/14/09 - 07:48 am
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Reality, do you feel good

Reality, do you feel good making your simplistic remarks?

Bored in GA
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Bored in GA 05/14/09 - 08:00 am
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Of course we don't assume

Of course we don't assume that Lekelvin is a black male?

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/14/09 - 08:07 am
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Let's assume he is, so what

Let's assume he is, so what is your point?

1941
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1941 05/14/09 - 08:12 am
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Could the O'Toole ,year old

Could the O'Toole ,year old warrant be, because he has reached retirement age?

Reality
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Reality 05/14/09 - 08:13 am
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Please tell me which remark

Please tell me which remark is wrong and offends you..If you care to review the illegal activity of the last week you should see my point....I don't make the news, just comment on it.

1941
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1941 05/14/09 - 08:14 am
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There would be no reason, to

There would be no reason, to wonder if the man is white, or light skinned, if the AC, had printed his color, like they do black men!!!

AAQueen
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AAQueen 05/14/09 - 08:17 am
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What thought provoking

What thought provoking comments.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 05/14/09 - 09:17 am
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Oh great!!! Walgreens just

Oh great!!! Walgreens just reopened 24 hours again from the last robbery, [filtered word]'s... I hope one time an armed citizen stops them permanently. I'm tired of all these robberies...... all citizens arm yourselves and shoot to kill when these [filtered word]'s try to take what does not belong to them.... maybe that'll slow the robberies down.

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spokentruth 05/14/09 - 10:28 am
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marshall law is a great idea.

marshall law is a great idea. Every man for himself. There has to be some deterrent from all these criminals thinking they can just take what they want. Its not safe anywhere anymore. I for one am sick of it. Speed up the death penalty cases, make some more room for the new offenders and stop letting them walk due to overcrowding. eliminate probation, if they cant pay it all, keep the in jail.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/14/09 - 11:52 am
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Reality, I do not need to

Reality, I do not need to review anything to know that your 6:36 AM comment, was an attempt at injecting race into the subject. Have some comfort in knowing that 9:00 AM comment was just as stupid.

zzcliff
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zzcliff 05/14/09 - 12:56 pm
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everybod has a story.

everybod has a story.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 05/14/09 - 02:42 pm
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Reality, I'm know what you're

Reality, I'm know what you're talking about, but I think he would've pistol whipped the cashier and brutalized her breaking at least one bone in her during the process. Representin' Seven Oh Six Y'all!

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