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Topless in public, SC woman jailed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 7:27am

YORK, S.C. — A York County woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after her second arrest for walking topless outside her home.

The Herald of Rock Hill reported 55-year-old Jeannie Jonas pleaded guilty Thursday to indecent exposure.

Her attorney said Jonas would not have been arrested if she had been a man. Jonas considered challenging the state law on the basis of gender bias, but decided to plead guilty instead.

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2 charged in UGA student slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 7:12am

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke police remained tight-lipped Thursday on the circumstances that led to the shooting death of a University of Georgia student and the arrests of two Athens men charged with the crime.

Police said Min Seok Cho, 21, was gunned down by Cormaine Xavier Goss and Andre Ruff during a drug transaction. Cho was shot in the head.

Late Wednesday, authorities arrested Goss, 21, and Ruff, 18, at Ruff’s Morningview Drive residence. Goss lives a block away on Fawn Drive in a neighborhood off Lexington Road near Cherokee Road.

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Georgia child deaths up, report says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 7:02am

ATLANTA -- The number is increasing of Georgia children whose deaths were related to maltreatment, according to a report released Thursday.

The report from the state Child Fatality Review Commission also noted that sleep is a factor in most unexpected deaths of infants. Experts say the majority are cases of infants suffocated from sleeping on their stomachs or having an adult roll over on them in bed. Vehicle crashes are the main killer of older children.

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Martinez woman caught shoplifting for fourth time

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:54pm

A Martinez woman was charged with shoplifting for the fourth time Thursday.

Sara Anne Newsome, 36, of Holly Road, was seen on camera attempting to steal a four-pack of Pilot pens and ear-stud earrings from the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies later learned that Newsome had been convicted of three prior shoplifting charges, making Thursday’s incident a felony.

The stolen property – valued at less than $10 – was returned to Wal-Mart.

Newsome’s bond is set at $5,700.


Newcomer Janisha Wilkerson leads Paine women to victory

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:32pm

After his mom attended a game last year, Paine women’s coach Willie Adams received some advice – he needed some help inside the paint.

Theresa Adams, who coached at Glynn Academy, had a player just for the Lady Lions.

Janisha Wilkerson went from prep standout to now tearing up the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. On Thursday night, the sophomore center scored 26 points to lead Paine to an 83-64 win over Lane.

The Lady Lions improved to 4-10 overall, 2-4 in conference play. Paine snapped a three-game losing streak with its victory at the HEAL Complex.

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