Rick Cohen’s scooter may not have a speedometer and its exhaust pipes might be rusted, but two gallons of gas can last him 160 miles, good enough for an all-day drive through the Augusta area.
“For getting around town, they’re real economical,” said Cohen, a self-employed computer repairman from Trenton. “I’m saving up my money to buy a better one.”
The love of the Vespa is back.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta, championed ongoing support for the Savannah River port expansion during a visit with constituents Friday.
Barrow spoke to a few dozen members of the Martinez-Evans Rotary Club luncheon at First Baptist Church of Augusta.
When asked about the port of Savannah, Barrow said, “I’m optimistic that we’re going to complete that thing if only because the state of Georgia has a huge investment in this already.”
Johnnie L. Baker, who has spent most of his adult life in prison, allegedly beat and raped an Augusta woman recently, about one year after his most recent release from prison.
Bond was denied Friday for Baker who faces charges of rape, kidnapping, aggravated sodomy, burglary and aggravated battery.