Harlem wreck disrupts power

Monday, March 16, 2009 2:43 PM
Last updated 8:32 PM
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About 600 Harlem residents went without power for about six hours this morning after a power pole snapped following a wreck.

No one was injured in the wreck that occurred just after 6 a.m.

Willie Edwards, 60, of North Augusta, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra K3500 truck pulling a gooseneck trailer on Harlem-Grovetown Road. Distracted by conversation with the three passengers, Mr. Edwards said he did not see the stop sign at Harlem-Grovetown Road in time to stop the John Deere Co. vehicle, said Harlem Department of Public Safety Officer Bryan Addenbrook.

Mr. Edwards made the left turn onto N. Louisville Street, but veered wide, striking the power pole and a mailbox.

Power to the 600 residents was restored by noon, a Georgia Power Co. spokesman said.

Officer Addenbrook said crews were on the scene this afternoon working to restore cable and telephone services.

Reach Valerie Rowell at 868-1222, ext. 110 or

valerie.rowell@augustachronicle.com

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justus4
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justus4 03/16/09 - 03:45 pm
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Nothing about alcohol,
Unpublished

Nothing about alcohol, nothing about drugs, and nothing about charges. This driver demonstrated reckless behavior and caused a "preventable" accident which caused damage to property. Where are the charges? What officer decided on charges? This is why no one trust how laws are enforced. Whats also clear is that "they" believe what this driver said about being destracted. A minority individual would have to move heaven & earth just to have an officer believe their statement. These examples of unfair justice is illegal and again demonstrate a pattern of poor decision regard enforcement.

me too
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me too 03/16/09 - 03:57 pm
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Justus, how do you know that

Justus, how do you know that Mr. Edwards isn't a minority? I really worry about your health, you expend a lot of unnecessary energy trying to find racial issues where mostly none exist - you could have a heart attack worrying needlessly.Relax a little. As always, the Chronicle gives "some" information and not always accurate information. They state Mr. Edwards was driving on Harlem-Grovetown Rd and didn't see a stop sign - but then they proceed to state he turned left onto Harlem Grovetown Rd and hit a pole and mailbox. If you ever travel on Harlem-Grovetown Rd, you know there is no stop sign and the reporting on this story is less than stellar.

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chatter90210 03/16/09 - 04:17 pm
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Hey justus4 would you please

Hey justus4 would you please just do the right thing and "just" shut the hell up!

pointstoponder
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pointstoponder 03/16/09 - 04:18 pm
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I don't believe the article

I don't believe the article stated that he was not charged justus.

rufus
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rufus 03/16/09 - 04:22 pm
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Did y'all just hear that loud

Did y'all just hear that loud popping sound? It was justass's last brain cell exploding

chatter90210
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chatter90210 03/16/09 - 04:27 pm
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Justus4...... Lemme guess

Justus4...... Lemme guess that's your IQ?

rufus
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rufus 03/16/09 - 04:44 pm
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I'm going to have to read

I'm going to have to read that comments policy one of these days

sismel
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sismel 03/16/09 - 04:52 pm
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his name sure sounds like a

his name sure sounds like a "minority" name. sigh.. and perhaps.. there were no drugs or alcohol and he was honestly just caught up in the conversation as stated. It happens more than one would like to admit.

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 03/16/09 - 06:10 pm
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justus4, once again, you're

justus4, once again, you're an idiot. Willie Edwards is black, I know him personally. I've never even thought that he would be driving under the influence of anything. It didn't cross my mind this morning either. JD paid for the drug screen AND breathalizer, this morning (because of the damage to the truck). State law calls for an automatic breath or blood test only if someone is seriously injured or if there is suspicion. There was noone injured & no suspicion. Get a life. "A minority individual would have to move heaven & earth just to have an officer believe their statement. These examples of unfair justice is illegal and again demonstrate a pattern of poor decision regard enforcement.
Posted by justus4 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:45 PM
I like Willie as a friend, but would never make the presumption that he could do all that. LMFAO. PS I also know Bryan Addenbrook. ROFLMAO

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 03/16/09 - 07:08 pm
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me too, actually there is a

me too, actually there is a stop sign on Harlem-Grovetown Rd. at Hwy 221 (N. Louisville), where he tried to turn left. You had a good post going until you missed the reading comprehension part of the AC quiz. I think they like to make you guess what they are trying to say.

chatter90210
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chatter90210 03/16/09 - 07:41 pm
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KK! Not bad for Trent's

KK! Not bad for Trent's sister!

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 03/16/09 - 08:06 pm
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Actually, I'm Trent's

Actually, I'm Trent's Brother-in-law. No one knows for sure which one of us is posting. We pretty much agree that justus4 is just an idiot though.

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Captain Obvious 03/16/09 - 08:32 pm
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Too bad for Harlem!!! I

Too bad for Harlem!!!

I don't know how you miss that stop sign- there is a warning sign when you come over the hill, then H/G road almost "T"s with N. Louisville.... !

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 03/16/09 - 08:54 pm
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CO, this article would have

CO, this article would have probably ended with the "Breaking News" if it hadn't been for justus4 & his stupid comments, trying to race bait where there is no issue. I can't confirm it but rumor has it the goosenecks brakes locked. Having been a test driver for JD, I know this was an issue years ago, but it speaks to the drivers experience (Willie has been doing this for awhile, I don't question his) AND who drove the rig last. That H/G doesn't actually T with N Louisville was probably a good thing. Coulda been worse.

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ListenAndLearn 03/16/09 - 09:28 pm
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I'm not done justus4, "they"

I'm not done justus4, "they" believe what this driver said about being destracted". It's "distracted", stupid. Get a dictionary, or spell check (better yet, look at how they spelled it in the article, duh). Who in the hell is "they"? You reference the "us", "them", "we", "they" BS in EVERY ONE OF YOUR POSTS. Methinks I can call a bigot a bigot NOW... it's justus4. NOW give me a chance to call you a racist!!! Dare ya to.

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