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Student is accused of punching officer

A Butler High School student was arrested Thursday and accused of punching a Richmond County Board of Education police officer.

Lashay Danielle Mays, 17, of the 1800 block of Formosa Drive, is charged with felony obstruction of an officer and disruption of public school, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report. Officer Adrienn Burns was attempting to break up a fight in the school's hallway when Ms. Mays cursed at her and warned her to stay away, the report said. When Officer Burns tried to restrain the teen, Ms. Mays began punching her.

Boy, 10, says man in pickup kidnapped him

Police are investigating a 10-year-old Augusta boy's claim that a man driving a red pickup tried to kidnap him as he was walking home from school Wednesday. The boy was in the 1700 block of Deerchase Lane when the man got out of his truck, punched him in the stomach and threw him inside the vehicle, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report. The boy said that when the man stopped his truck, he jumped out and hid.

Suspect in threatening of principal arrested

An Aiken County man who had been wanted since Tuesday, when according to police he threatened to harm a school principal, was arrested Thursday in Lee County, Fla.

Aiken County sheriff's Capt. Troy Elwell said Tregory Tyler, of Tyler Road, was arrested on an unrelated charge.

Police said Mr. Tyler called Wagener-Salley High School's principal and threatened to harm him because his child was facing disciplinary action. Police immediately locked down the school.

Police said Mr. Tyler was also wanted on unrelated arrest warrants, one involving a harassment charge and another on assault and battery.

Architect of kickback scheme pleads guilty

A man who tried to set up a kickback scheme involving a Fort Gordon subcontractor's bid pleaded guilty Thursday.

Michael C. Waters, of Marietta, Ga., was working for IAP World Services when he tried to persuade a lower-tiered subcontractor to inflate a bid and split the excess with him.

If the other contractor had gone along with the scheme last fall, he and Mr. Waters would have each netted $1,500, according to U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr.

No sentencing date has been set. Mr. Waters, who is free on bond, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Man pleads guilty in mortgage scheme

A Martinez man pleaded guilty Thursday to committing mail fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme.

Walter E. Stuckey Jr., 52, operated All-Star Lending in Augusta. Between 2002 and 2006, he defrauded mortgage lenders by providing false information and omitting facts on mortgage applications, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr.

Nine of the homes in Mr. Stuckey's scheme have gone into foreclosure.

No sentencing date has been set for Mr. Stuckey, who is free on bond.

Ex-investigator gets probation for forgery

A former Columbia County sheriff's investigator accused of forging victims' names on several official documents pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation at a sentencing hearing Thursday.

Former Property Crimes Investigator Brooke Renai Kelly, 35, pleaded guilty to violating the oath of a police officer and three counts of forgery.

Superior Court Judge Michael Annis sentenced Ms. Kelly to seven years' probation under the First Offender Act, along with $5,000 in fines and 200 hours of community service.

"You were someone in a public trust position," Judge Annis said. "You violated that trust. That is the worst part."

Ms. Kelly, who also is a former investigator for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the Army, was arrested in October after a victim claimed her case was incorrectly closed and her name was forged on a waiver-of-prosecution form.

Civil workers arrested for falsifying papers

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has arrested three civil process employees accused of falsifying legal documents while working for Aiken County.

The suspects are employed with APS International Civil Action Group, a Minnesota-based company that provides legal support services to agencies worldwide. The suspects were subcontracted by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Janice Voigt, 50, of the 3800 block of Richland Ave., is charged with three counts of forgery, conspiracy, perjury and false certification by notary.

Mary Cox, 53, of the 2300 block of Wire Road, is charged with three counts of forgery, conspiracy, breach of trust with fraudulent intent, perjury and false certification by notary.

Tara Devine, 31, of the 100 block of Mossback Circle, is charged with false certification by notary.

Glenn Hills student had brass knuckles

A Glenn Hills High School student was arrested Wednesday after being caught carrying brass knuckles on campus.

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.

A teacher saw the brass knuckles fall from his pocket while he was playing basketball in the school's gymnasium.

Augusta Tech receives grant for adult literacy

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Augusta Technical College a $10,070 grant.

Augusta Tech will use the funds to further its literacy and basic education outreach efforts.

"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is excited by the work Augusta Technical College is doing and their positive impact on the community," Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling said in a news release. "We are proud to help our neighbors take a step toward improving their quality of life by supporting Augusta Technical College's literacy initiatives."

Since the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's inception in 1993, it has improved the functional literacy of adults by providing grants to nonprofit organizations.

DOT meeting to outline improvements in Aiken

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Tuesday in Aiken to discuss improvement plans for a portion of Powderhouse Road.

The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the atrium at Millbrook Baptist Church near the intersection of Pine Log and Whiskey roads, according to a news release.

It will have an informal drop-in format with displays for viewing.

The DOT is planning to improve about 2.5 miles of Powderhouse from Pine Log to Whiskey Road, with shoulder widening, drainage improvements and resurfacing on the to-do list for improving safety in the area.

For more information, call Julie Barker, a DOT project manager, at (803) 737-1365.

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Reality
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Reality 05/15/09 - 03:05 am
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Lashay Danielle Mays, Tregory

Lashay Danielle Mays, Tregory Tyler,Lekelvin Miguel Ray well here are some violent Augustans, that should not be anywhere near a school.......colcamp1- Today I won't say anything about ethnenticity, since there are no pictures of these upstanding citizens....The other non-violent criminals listed should also be in jail.

hurlyburly11
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hurlyburly11 05/15/09 - 04:35 am
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LOL..I'm sure dey moms be's

LOL..I'm sure dey moms be's proud..............

SCGAL53
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SCGAL53 05/15/09 - 05:41 am
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I hope the felony charges

I hope the felony charges stick.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/15/09 - 06:20 am
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iz yo mama bz prod?

iz yo mama bz prod?

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 05/15/09 - 07:08 am
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Racist idiots make me sick,

Racist idiots make me sick, you should find another outlet for your ignorance.

braxtonkbragg_
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braxtonkbragg_ 05/15/09 - 07:10 am
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reality, thank colcamp. The

reality, thank colcamp. The idiot just told us the ethneticity of the ones listed.

braxtonkbragg_
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braxtonkbragg_ 05/15/09 - 07:11 am
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Panther, so you make yourself

Panther, so you make yourself sick, uh?

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/15/09 - 07:15 am
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Braxton, who are you calling

Braxton, who are you calling an idiot?

braxtonkbragg_
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braxtonkbragg_ 05/15/09 - 07:18 am
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Camp, it is obivious to

Camp, it is obivious to everyone else, why not to you?

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/15/09 - 07:24 am
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Maybe I am an independent

Maybe I am an independent thinker. I will leave that alone.

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen 05/15/09 - 07:34 am
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I wonder why the comments are

I wonder why the comments are not equally shared. Wait...I know why...I will leave that alone.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 05/15/09 - 08:07 am
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no the charges won't stick

no the charges won't stick tha's one less fanny in the seat and with declining enrollmanet richmond county needs all the students it can get to continue to receive state/federal education funds, the charge will be pleaded done to a misdemeaner and she will be put in the alternative or "knucklehead" school for a couple of weeks as opposed to being expelled and not allowed to attend any other school in richmond county

AAQueen
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AAQueen 05/15/09 - 08:12 am
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What ever race they need a

What ever race they need a good beatdown but wait that's child abuse.

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 05/15/09 - 08:16 am
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I guess the thug with the

I guess the thug with the brass knuckles would have used them on another brother if he was fouled too hard during the game?

takeme2
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takeme2 05/15/09 - 09:20 am
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There sure were more "white"

There sure were more "white" collar crimes that happen and its amazing how most of them get off. I wouldn't be surprised if the mother and son got off for murdering the neighbor. They will just try to blame it on a person of color!!!!!

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/15/09 - 09:31 am
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It really doesn't matter what

It really doesn't matter what race they are, they showed bad behavior and need to face the consequences. Kids now days have no repsect and that fact crosses all color lines....just listen to some of them, black , white, asian or hispanic when you are out around the mall or any public gathering, they are foul mouthed and rude.

Reality
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Reality 05/15/09 - 09:53 am
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takeme2, white collar crime

takeme2, white collar crime is usually when someone is pencil whipped, not murder. A person of color, very interesting, I wonder, what is the absence of all color??? What is the presence of all color?

peaceandharmony
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peaceandharmony 05/15/09 - 10:13 am
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I agree with 5:00smwhr. All

I agree with 5:00smwhr. All kids today have no repect regardless of color. We need to go back to the old days with these children. When neighbor, teachers, etc. was allowed to whip your child when they was caught doing something wrong. The days when you stayed in a child place or be caught with a shoe hurling at you. The reason the children are like they are today parents want to kill you if you spank thier child or the police wants to lock you up if you whip your child. The Bible says spare the rod spoil the child.

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FallingLeaves 05/15/09 - 10:39 am
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That is the old testament

That is the old testament where the shepherd's rod was used to guide the sheep, not whip them, spank them, or beat them. If you want peace and harmony in your children and your family life, you guide your children, you do not whip, spank or beat them. When you whip and spank you are not guiding, or disciplining, you are punishing. Punishing is not discipline. Whipping, spanking, and other physical (corporal) punishments teach that it is okay for an authority figure to use physical violence on another person if they are angry with you. THOSE are the children that tend to resort to violence, themselves, when they become bigger and stronger than others. Go ahead and whip, spank, and beat your children, but don't be surprised when they wreak the same vengeance on other children and maybe even you one day. After all, you're the authority figure and you think that is an appropriate way to deal with behavior you disagree with, must be okay, right?

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 05/15/09 - 10:40 am
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Respect is earned by

Respect is earned by controlling your own anger, controlling your own behavior, and devising an appropriate discipline without physical violence, so that the young person under your authority models THAT behavior and uses their brain instead of brawn to solve problems.

KingJames
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KingJames 05/15/09 - 12:10 pm
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You people are so stupid.

You people are so stupid.

sassygalady30
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sassygalady30 05/15/09 - 12:22 pm
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alot of childish people here

alot of childish people here ..grow up people.

PopieBoy
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PopieBoy 05/15/09 - 01:02 pm
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Lekelvin ha ha

Lekelvin ha ha

marien
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marien 05/15/09 - 02:02 pm
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Baroness, I was spank, my

Baroness, I was spank, my kids were spank as well, and we have not wreak vengeance on anyone. Spanking gave better results for me, but its whatever that works for both parent and child. I am no expert here.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/15/09 - 02:45 pm
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Please Baroness, there is a

Please Baroness, there is a big difference between spanking a child and beating a child, I had my little behind beat when I did wrong and I learned that there were consequences to bad behavior. I am a productive adult without problems, including a bad temper. Spanking done right is not going to hurt a kid, if more parents put a belt on their butts when they were young they wouldn't be going out doing all these stupid things and commiting crimes. I got my butt spanked and I am thankful that I did......better to get it spanked at home than in prison somewhere, which is exactly what is happening to alot of your youth......

braxtonkbragg_
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braxtonkbragg_ 05/15/09 - 03:19 pm
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marien, I can tell!

marien, I can tell!

KingJames
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KingJames 05/15/09 - 03:25 pm
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5:00smwhr, the problem is

5:00smwhr, the problem is that OUR youth are going to prison. If you live in the community, then you should consider it a loss to everyone when someone committs crime instead of becoming a productive member of society. It's not just Your youth or My youth. It's OUR youth.

braxtonkbragg_
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braxtonkbragg_ 05/15/09 - 03:27 pm
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Wrong James, if it were mine,

Wrong James, if it were mine, it would not be going to prison.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 05/15/09 - 04:46 pm
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i agree with you brax, if i

i agree with you brax, if i had my way there wouldn't be a knucklehead school...oops alternative school, it would be zero tolerance and i would send all the violent, disrepectful or disruptive students back to their sorry, good-for-nothing and trifling parents. my point of contention is instead of the BOE taking a proactive approach to get rid of all of the dead weight they would rather keep the child in the system in order to continue to receive state/federal education funding than to get rid of the sorry good-for-nothing children who don't want to learn and impede those who do

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corgimom 05/15/09 - 05:36 pm
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"Police said Mr. Tyler called

"Police said Mr. Tyler called Wagener-Salley High School's principal and threatened to harm him because his child was facing disciplinary action. " Save a place in the prison for his son, because he will be there before too long.

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