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Judge to offer seminar for students, parents

Chief Magistrate Judge Wade Padgett will offer a Teenage Years 101 event for the public at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Academy of Richmond County.

Parents are encouraged to attend the event, which will be held in the school's auditorium and aims to educate teens and parents about the laws, issues and punishments that affect them.

Hephzibah teen says 3 men beat, robbed him in yard

A 16-year-old Hephzibah teen told police he was beaten and robbed Friday evening, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

The victim told his neighbor, who reported the incident to police, that he was jumped by three men while standing in his front yard in the 3700 block of Crest Drive about 6:30 p.m.

The victim said he was beaten until he blacked out. When he woke up, $25 was missing from his pockets.

The officers observed injuries to the victim's face, the report said. He told deputies that the assailants were driving a white Chevrolet Malibu. No other description was available.