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Georgia to play Louisville in Belk Bowl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:42pm

Georgia’s bowl game will have some extra spice to it when the Bulldogs go up against their former defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and Louisville.

The No. 13 Bulldogs and No. 20 Cardinals will play in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte on Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN in a matchup of 9-3 teams.

Grantham jumped to Louisville last January to join former Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino’s staff after four seasons at Georgia.

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Four killed in wreck in McDuffie County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:17pm

Four people died Sunday afternoon after a collision in McDuffie County.

About 3 p.m., a black Lexus was traveling eastbound on Augusta Highway at a high rate of speed when the driver crossed the center line and struck a white Toyota Highlander head-on near Moose Club Road, according to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Chris Wright.

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Georgia Tech in Orange Bowl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:12pm

MIAMI LAKES, Fla.  — Mississippi State and Georgia Tech will play in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.

Georgia Tech ranked second nationally by piling up 333.6 yards rushing per game this season while Mississippi State allowed only 11 touchdowns on the ground.

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Toole Surveying Co. robbed Saturday night

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:34pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday night break-in at a local business.

Thieves broke into Toole Surveying Co., 300 block of Fourth Street, and took $892.50 from a company bank bag, according to an incident report.

The suspect, seen on video breaking into the building at 7:35 p.m., is described as a white male, dressed in a tan beanie hat, tan coat, khaki pants and black shoes.

 

Target employee linked to $2,220 theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:27pm

A Target employee was arrested Saturday, charged in the theft of $2,220 from cash registers.

While reviewing security cameras, Jasmine Green, 18, of Augusta, was seen on three separate occasions removing money from registers, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The incidents took place on Nov. 28, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, the report stated.

The complainant told deputies that Green had been employed at Target for less than a month.

 

Man sought for armed robbery, vehicle theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:23pm

A suspect is being sought after allegedly beating a victim with a handgun Saturday night and stealing his iPhone and Toyota Camry.

A 24-year-old victim said he was leaving a friend’s Lumpkin Road residence when an unknown person grabbed him from behind in a chokehold, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told deputies he thought it was a friend or cousin, but then the suspect pulled out a handgun and struck the victim in the head.

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Woman held on child deprivation charges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:17pm

A 25-year-old woman remained in jail Sunday after being arrested on charges of deprivation to a minor.

About 1:10 p.m. Thursday, deputies noticed Lacey Shalee Cadle displaying signs of recent methamphetamine use while walking down Kissingbower Road with her 6-year-old daughter, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies learned that the child had not eaten for five days, at which time Gold Cross was called to the scene. The child was described as “very dirty, had a large cut on her chin and her teeth seemed to be mostly missing.”

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College playoff teams have major star power; Big 12 lost in suffle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:48pm

 

The first College Football Play­off expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl.

Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.

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Top-ranked Crimson Tide roll over Tigers in SEC title game

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 7:47pm

ATLANTA — Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee.

Now, the Crimson Tide can go after the crown they really want.

Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each had a couple of touchdown runs, and top-ranked Alabama pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its 24th Southeastern Conference championship with a 42-13 rout of No. 14 Missouri on Saturday.

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Shoplifting arrest made at Wal-Mart

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 7:44pm

An Augusta man was arrested Friday evening for stealing feminine products from Wal-Mart on Wrights­boro Road, police say.

Demarius Laquan Rosa, 24, is facing shoplifting charges after trying to steal feminine pads, Angel Soft tissue and a set of Skullcandy ear buds, according to an incident report from the Rich­mond County Sheriff’s Office.

Rosa admitted “I was just being dumb” and offered to pay for the items, the report said, then asked, “Can I just go home if I pay for everything?”

He was taken to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

Money stolen from fast food restaurant

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 7:39pm

A burglar shattered a drive-through window and took $2,444 from Church’s Chicken at 2635 Peach Orchard Road.

Two food delivery truck drivers saw that the window had been broken out early Satur­day, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The manager told police that $1,644 from the night deposit was missing, along with $800 stored inside a First Citizens Bank deposit bag.

No description of a suspect was immediately available.

Armed robbers steal cash, shoes at apartments

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 7:34pm

A man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two men Fri­day at an apartment complex.

Deputies responded to East Augusta Commons in the 400 block of East Boundary about 9:20 p.m., according to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report.

The 34-year-old victim said he was about to enter the front door of an apartment unit when he was approached by two black men in ski masks. One was carrying an automatic handgun and told the victim “give up what you got,” according to the report.

The victim relinquished $290 and a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.

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