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Man facing charges after waving gun outside Grovetown church

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 1:45pm

A Grovetown man is facing charges after authorities say he flashed a gun outside a church and fought with officers Sunday.

Charges are pending against Kenneth Temple, 38, who was living in a building next to City of Life Ministries at 5220 Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown. Those charges include obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, terroristic threats and acts, simple assault and reckless conduct, according to a Grovetown Department of Public Safety incident report.

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Aiken fire engine, patrol car crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 1:32pm


An Aiken Department of Public Safety fire engine and patrol car crashed Monday evening while responding to a fire.

Lt. Jake Mahoney said the vehicles were heading to a structure fire on Cherokee Street SE around 9:30 p.m. when the Ford F-700 fire rescue vehicle and a Chevrolet Impala patrol car collided at the intersection of Park Avenue and Chesterfield Street. Both were significantly damaged in the crash. The driver of the patrol car was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers and later released.

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Poll: Ailing Isakson still supported

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:15am

ATLANTA – Half of likely Republican primary voters say Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Parkinson’s Disease won’t impact their vote, and one-fifth say it makes them more likely to elect him to a third term.

Isakson revealed last week that he was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder in 2013. It gave him a stiff left arm and causes him to shuffle when he walks, but as it advances, he is likely to develop tremors, a softer voice and slower expression of his thoughts.

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Augusta man beaten, robbed at Center West Villas

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:28pm

An Augusta man was beaten and robbed of his cellphone Monday morning.

About 9:42 a.m. deputies responded to Center West Villas on Bertram Road, where a 23-year-old man was found with visible injuries to his left eye and scrapes on his knees, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Two robbers ripped open the victim’s left-front pants pocket and stole his iPhone, according to the report. The victim told deputies he was punched several times and that the suspects targeted him for his prescription of Xanax, which was in his other pocket.

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