With chants and homemade signs, about 30 picketers stood across from the 15th Street entrance to Georgia Regents University on Friday and protested the College of Dental Medicine’s use of animals for scientific research.
Waving at the passing traffic, the protesters – a handful with pet dogs in tow – held signs that read “Humanity: not just for humans” and “Dogs should not die for dentures.”
Today is the last day of school for some students in the Augusta area as they prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Columbia, Burke and McDuffie county students have a entire week off to celebrate with their families, according to school Web sites. Richmond and Aiken county students’ vacations will be slightly shorter with only Wednesday through next Friday out of school.
Police arrested three men after a burglary attempt turned into a vehicle pursuit Friday, forcing two Hephzibah schools to go on lockdown.
Jakota Little, 28, of Augusta; David Corey Lawrence, 29, of Augusta; and Dechan Antonio Newton, 24, of Augusta, were charged with criminal attempt burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of burglary each, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
About 1:03 p.m., deputies were called to the 5100 block of Henderson Road in reference to a burglary in progress.