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Police seek identity of credit card thief

Columbia County authorities are asking for help identifying a woman accused of using a stolen credit card.

A Martinez man told police on June 13 that someone spent about $700 using his two stolen credit cards at several Columbia County businesses, including Rhinehart's on Belair Road and the Evans and Martinez Wal-Mart locations, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.

Anyone with information regarding the woman's identity or whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at (706) 541-2800.

Arrested pair is linked to separate robbery

A North Augusta man and a juvenile arrested by Aiken Public Safety in connection with an armed robbery Saturday face charges in a Friday incident.

Aiken County authorities announced Monday that Dayfan Tyshawn Fuller, 24, of the 100 block of Edna Street, North Augusta, and an unnamed juvenile face charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in the Friday robbery of the Kangaroo Express on Edgefield Road in North Augusta.

Aiken County officials say that during their investigation of the Friday armed robbery they learned that the two were already in the custody of the Aiken Department of Public Safety for a similar crime -- Saturday's armed robbery at Greg's Gas Plus on Richland Avenue East. The juvenile is now being held by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Mr. Fuller was being held at the Aiken County Detention Center on Monday.

Overstreet appointed to resolution board

Superior Court Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet of the Augusta Judicial Circuit has been appointed to the state's Commission on Dispute Resolution.

The Georgia Supreme Court appointed Judge Overstreet to serve a five-year term on the commission that oversees alternative dispute-resolution services.

According to a release Monday from the commission, the use of alternative dispute resolution has grown from three counties in 1992 to 111 today.

Murder trial was fair, state's high court says

The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed an Augusta man's murder conviction Monday.

The justices ruled that Todd Paslay was fairly tried and convicted in May 2006.

Mr. Paslay, 32, was sentenced to life in prison plus five years for the shooting death of his wife, 21-year-old Elizabeth Paslay, on Aug. 20, 2004.

Contractor picked for fort child-care facility

A Washington, D.C., contractor will build a $6.3 million child-development and day care complex at Fort Gordon under a contract awarded last week by the Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees construction on military bases. The contract to Lifecycle Construction Services LLC includes construction of a standard-design Child Development Center and playground to support a full range of day care, after care and other associated support programs for children from infancy to age 5, according to a news release from the corps' Savannah District.

Felon sentenced for having a gun


A Grovetown man was sentenced to 65 months in prison Monday for being a convicted felon with a firearm and ammunition.


Michael Andrew White was prosecuted in federal court as part of the Project Ceasefire initiative , a program that targets convicted felons and drug dealers who arm themselves, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. wrote in a news release.


Mr. White has prior convictions for theft and drugs, according to court records in Richmond and Columbia counties.

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wildman
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wildman 06/30/09 - 04:35 am
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Was there no one in the

Was there no one in the Southeast, South Carolina, Georgia, Augusta or Aiken that could build a child center at Fort Gordon?

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 06/30/09 - 05:02 am
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Same question, better still

Same question, better still why couldn't Soldiers build it?

dickworth1
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dickworth1 06/30/09 - 05:11 am
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ASk Obama!
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ASk Obama!

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 06/30/09 - 06:28 am
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What the heck does Obama have

What the heck does Obama have to do with this, you people kill me. And soldiers aren't contractors they're soldiers. They didn't sign on to build daycare centers, they signed on to protect our country. We should ask Obama if we can export some of these idiots in America to another country, Iraq perhaps? Then maybe you would appreciate your president more...

sassygalady30
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sassygalady30 06/30/09 - 07:32 am
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i agree with you

i agree with you pantherluvcik,every day someone blames obama for something,the idiots that post here,need to go build the day care.they have to much time on there hands.

perymason
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perymason 06/30/09 - 07:32 am
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panther, at the present time,

panther, at the present time, I don't have a president!

ImThatGuy
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ImThatGuy 06/30/09 - 08:01 am
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Well Perry if you don't have

Well Perry if you don't have a president maybe you need to look in the mirror and answer the inquiries to why the candidate you voted for is not in office. Get on board or you can feel free to move to another country.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/30/09 - 08:04 am
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Hey, Panther, I agree with

Hey, Panther, I agree with you about the "soldiers are soldiers" comment. I wish it were true. But on TV news last night I saw a piece about a local dispatch of soldiers to some Central Amercan country to build a health care clinic for civilians down there. Why are American taxpayers sending soldiers to do this job? Why are Americans doing this job at all?

ImThatGuy
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ImThatGuy 06/30/09 - 08:27 am
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Panther, I agree with you.

Panther, I agree with you. It's amazing how all of a sudden these strong conservatives now see how bad our economy is now that Obama is president but nothing was said when we were under the Bush administration. Let me see, the economy is in the state its in as a result of the last 6 months.... hmmmmmm

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mad_max 06/30/09 - 08:43 am
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Of course soldiers COULD

Of course soldiers COULD build the child development center. Military Engineer units have built all kinds of civil engineering projects all over the world. It's probably not the best use of their expertise but, in peacetime, it does provide good training and helps them maintain their skills. The real question here is why it is costing $6.3 million dollars to build a facility that probably would be more like a $2.5 million dollar project if it was not a government project. $6.3 million is a might stiff for a child development center don't you think? Maybe it is one of those government forced "minority" contracts and maybe THAT is the tie to Obama and a DC contractor. I see they are mentioned on at least one industry web site under a "set-aside" government contract article.

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ladyjanegrey 06/30/09 - 09:31 am
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LOL..it's amusing to listen

LOL..it's amusing to listen to the barry sheeple cry foul when their empty suit is called to task..get used to it it's the Baby-Killers fault...deal with it.

prolifer
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prolifer 06/30/09 - 10:31 am
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Soldiers building a daycare?

Soldiers building a daycare? Why dont they run the cash registers and unload liquor trucks at the class 6 also? Soldiers protect this country. That's what they are paid to do. Next you'll want them to babysit your kids while you're at work. And by the way, judging from his comment dickworth1 is just confirming his name in a backward manner, 1 worth(less) dick.

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 06/30/09 - 01:10 pm
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It's all OK. Go ahead, defend

It's all OK. Go ahead, defend Obama all you want but let me tell y'all something, when you have to wait for a year to have an MRI done, if you have breast cancer, guess what? You aren't going to get the treatment you need and you'll die. This new green energy bill just passed at the urging of our oh so great president, is going to make your heating costs double. So go on keep his sorry butt in office and praise him all you want now because in the future y'all will be cursing the day you voted for him.

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 06/30/09 - 01:14 pm
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Oh and by the way, global

Oh and by the way, global warming is a total fraud! It seems to be some kind of coverup. Check Fox News Channel's website if you are in doubt! The Poop my friends, is about to hit the proverbial fan and I'm lovin it!!!

uptheseventhplanet
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uptheseventhplanet 06/30/09 - 03:14 pm
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Civilian contractors get

Civilian contractors get irritated if they observe military units building permanent structures that the contractors try to be in the business of building.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 06/30/09 - 06:52 pm
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What? What is the state's

What? What is the state's Commission on Dispute Resolution? Is it a halfway house to retirement? Will Judge Overstreet still be working the judicial circuit here?

corgimom
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corgimom 06/30/09 - 07:52 pm
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Soldiers are SOLDIERS trained

Soldiers are SOLDIERS trained to fight war. Why on earth would you have soldiers building day care centers? Mad max, child care facilities on federal property have certain specifications that have to be met, that civilian centers don't. The Army found out the hard way when they built all those terrible WWII buildings at Fort Gordon- that the installation is going to be there for a long, long, time and gets a lot harder use than civilian installations. Military security requirements for a building are a whole lot more stringent than the ones that Child Care Network uses, for example. I still remember the Army one I went to as a little girl, and the old one that I took my son to at Ft. Gordon- ONCE, and only once. It was old and dilapadated and STANK like mildew- I didn't feel it was healthy or safe for a infant. (This was back in 1980).

Just_Me1
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Just_Me1 06/30/09 - 07:56 pm
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corgimom - what do you think

corgimom - what do you think the soldiers do when they are not in the middle of a war? Do you really think they're all so stupid they can't build their own post? How do you think they do it overseas?

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