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Dead bride to be buried in wedding dress

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:50am

BLUFFTON, S.C. — A deceased Bluffton woman who was supposed to get married in her wedding dress this weekend will instead be wearing it at her funeral.

Stacey Evette Bond, 41, died Aug. 12 while returning home from Augusta when she had what was described as a panic attack.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports Bond’s family and friends who were expecting to gather Saturday to celebrate her nuptials will instead be celebrating her life at Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church.

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Mom leaves tot in car to take nursing test

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:45am

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A woman outside Atlanta has been charged after leaving her toddler inside a car while she took a nursing exam.

Sandy Springs police Sgt. Forrest Bohannon tells WSB-TV the 18-month-old boy had been alone for 15 minutes when a security officer found him crying in the unlocked car in the nursing school parking lot.

Bohannon says the boy’s mother, 19-year-old Destyni Triplett, was inside the building taking a test.

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Augusta Commission approves millage

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:02pm

 

After a few stops and starts, the Augusta Commission adopted a millage Thursday to apply to property tax bills going out around Sept. 10.

The rate for local government operations is 9.794 mills, a 0.002-mill increase over last year that will raise the city portion of a tax bill about
7 cents on a $100,000 house, according to Finance Director Donna Wil­liams.

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2 incidents reported at Greenbrier High

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:47am

Columbia County deputies were called to Greenbrier High School at least twice Wednesday because of difficulties with students.

In the morning, a bus driver smelled what seemed to be burning marijuana. The driver said he had smelled it several days earlier and had decided to report it to police if he smelled it again.

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Woman defecates outside Evans rehab office

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:41am

 

Columbia County deputies were called to an Evans rehabilitation office after a woman defecated on the sidewalk by the building.

Surveillance footage showed a woman leave Evans Rehab, 415 Town Park Blvd., apparently without her purse Tuesday afternoon. When she realized she had been locked out of the building, she began banging and kicking at the door. She left but returned, dropped her pants and defecated on the sidewalk.

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Evans pupil video investigated

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:31am

 

An Evans Elementary School teacher’s actions are under review after she recorded a video of a pupil and forwarded it to other teachers.

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Evans Elementary teacher investigated over video of pupil

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:31am

An Evans Elementary School teacher’s actions are under review after she recorded a video of a pupil and forwarded it to other teachers.

According to a Columbia County Sher­iff’s Office news release, deputies were called Tuesday after the teacher’s actions were questioned.

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Man slashes sleeping woman's throat

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:14am

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — A man has been arrested after authorities say he slashed a sleeping woman’s throat in Douglas County.

 

News agencies report Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say 20-year-old Kenny Wayne Oliver was arrested Wednesday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. His exact charges are unknown.

 

Investigators say Oliver cut Sandy Archey’s neck and hands while she was sleeping in her Douglasville home Aug. 5. She fought him off and he fled.

 

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