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Augusta man, 82, arrested for child molestation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:54pm

An 82-year-old man was arrested after he was caught performing oral sex on a teenage girl on Saturday.

A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy was called to Lace Lane around 2:30 p.m. for a suspicious vehicle parked in a wooded area.

According to an incident report, the deputy found Ervin Ray Turner Sr., of Oak Ridge Drive, standing outside his truck in only black loafers and white underwear while performing oral sex on a female inside the vehicle.

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Augusta man followed, beaten after leaving Applebee's

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 3:19pm

A man was attacked early Sunday after leaving an Augusta restaurant, police say.

Around 1:34 a.m., deputies responded to Doctors Hospital where Jibril Bowen, 22, of Reserve Lane, was being treated for head injuries.

According to Bowen, after leaving Applebee’s on Windsor Spring Road he noticed an unknown red vehicle following him. The victim stated that when he pulled into his driveway, four black males exited the vehicle and began beating Bowen in front of his home.

Deputies noticed a half-inch laceration on top of Bowen’s head.

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Pedestrian shot on Cooney Circle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 3:18pm

A Trenton, S.C., man was shot in the buttocks Sunday while walking on Cooney Circle.

Jaquanis Kadeem Grant, 22, said he was walking with his brother about 12:05 a.m. when they passed a group of black males, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. As Grant walked by the group, he heard a gunshot and began running. After reaching his girlfriend’s house, he realized he had been wounded.

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Augusta man shot, hospitalized early Sunday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 3:15pm

An Augusta man was hospitalized early Sunday after being shot at an apartment complex.

Around 2:05 a.m., deputies responded to Alpine Villas in the 3100 block of Alpine Road where Trivar Marquette Scriven, 30, had been shot in the thigh, according to an incident report.

Scriven was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center “with injuries that could be life threatening,” the report stated.

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Stove, refrigerator stolen in Evans home burglary

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:26pm

Three kitchen appliances were stolen during a burglary at an Evans home Friday night.

Deputies came to the home near Evans Town Cen­ter Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. The complainant said the burglar had broken open a garage door and then kicked in a door, a police report states. A stainless steel stove, a microwave and a refrigerator were taken.

Deputies tried to collect prints at the scene but found none of value. No suspect description was available.

New Aiken County superintendent discusses urgency, leadership

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 8:48pm

AIKEN — Dr. Sean Alford takes the reins as superintendent of Aiken County schools Aug. 1. Recently, he sat down with The Augusta Chronicle to talk about his career path, what he defines excellence to be and what the successful application of his core themes for the district might look like.

The son of a minister, Al­ford spent his formative years in Connecticut and south Florida and came to South Carolina to attend The Citadel. He taught and coached in Wisconsin before making his way back to South Carolina. He and his wife, Stephanie, have six children.

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Patrick Reed welcomes Monday finish in British Open; Kevin Kisner fails to make cut

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 4:52pm

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The fact that the British Open is now going to end Monday doesn’t bother Patrick Reed.

“I like Mondays,” the former Augusta State star said Saturday after finally finishing his second round.

Reed completed a 2-under-par 70 in a round that began Friday, resumed Saturday morning and then was delayed 10 hours and 28 minutes. He’s eight shots behind leader Dustin Johnson.

Aiken native Kevin Kisner failed to make the cut after shooting 74 in his second round. At 1-over for the tournament, he missed by one shot.

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Dustin Johnson still on top in British Open after long wait

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 4:16pm

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — For all the debate over whether the British Open should have started Saturday, Dustin Johnson only cared about the finish.

A second round that lasted nearly 39 hours because of rain one day and a raging wind the next finally ended with Johnson driving the 18th green and taking two putts from 150 feet for birdie and 3-under-par 69.

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