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Burke County authorities seek help with 'suspicious situation'

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:21pm

The Burke County Sher­iff’s Office is seeking public assistance in its investigation into a “suspicious situation,” officials say.

Sgt. Dedric Smith said the department is asking anyone missing a family member who drives a Ford Windstar and who might have been hunting on public land Saturday to call the sheriff’s office at (706) 554-2133.

Smith would not go into details about the investigation and would not confirm whether it involves a death.

 

Deputy believes brick thrown at patrol car

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:01pm

A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy said he believes someone threw a brick at his vehicle while on patrol Saturday.

According to an incident report, Deputy Jeffrey Adams was patrolling the 3600 block of Belair Road about 9:30 a.m. when something hit his passenger side window. He stopped after noticing scratches and debris on the window.

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Woman reports carjacking outside business

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 6:56pm

 

An Augusta woman was carjacked at gunpoint in the parking lot of an Augusta business Wednesday, a Richmond County sheriff’s report says.

Police were called about 8:45 p.m., and the 38-year-old said she was approached outside Dollar General, 3134 Wrightsboro Road, by an unknown black male while getting her wallet from her white 1997 Lincoln Town Car. She said she didn’t notice him until she heard him cock the hammer on his gun.

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Augusta woman robbed at apartments

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 6:36pm

An Augusta woman was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday, losing more than $600.

The 20-year-old told police that she and her friend were trying to enter her apartment on Heritage Circle when she saw two black males standing in the stairway, a Richmond County sheriff’s report states. She said she knew something was amiss because the stairwell was not lit as is usual.

One of the men brandished a gun and ordered the victim to “give it up.” The other grabbed her purse, and both men fled toward Fox Den Apartments.

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Yellow Jackets rout Wolfpack

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:10pm

 

RALEIGH, N.C. — Georgia Tech’s offense did its normal yard-churning work. This time, though, the once-struggling defense pitched in on the scoring to give the Yellow Jackets a dominating road win.

D.J. White and Quayshawn Nealy scored defensive touchdowns in the second quarter to help Georgia Tech beat North Carolina State 56-23 on Saturday for the Yellow Jackets’ third consecutive win.

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Balanced Dogs pummel Wildcats

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:08pm

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Georgia’s (sometimes) magical mystery tour of the Southeastern Conference wrapped up with a resounding bounce-back victory on a Saturday when offense, big returns and points aplenty reigned supreme.

A week after getting shellacked by Florida, the No. 17 Bulldogs inflicted some pain on Kentucky in a 63-31 rout in Commonwealth Stadium.

It came in the last of four consecutive games away from home over a five-week period – with a bye week thrown in – after hopscotching from Missouri to Arkansas to Florida and finally to the Bluegrass State.

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Lakeside crushes Cross Creek

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:58pm

PLAY OF THE GAME: Cross Creek did not attempt to throw the ball near Lakeside’s Rashad Roundtree for most of the game until Razorback quarterback Troy Hamilton made the mistake of challenging the senior safety with a pass in the fourth quarter. Roundtree, who committed to Georgia on Friday morning, made Hamilton pay by returning an interception 60 yards for a touchdown. The return would add to an already-lopsided score as the Panthers dismantled the Razorbacks 66-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

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Initial rosters for Border Bowl II are released

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:40pm

 

The preliminary rosters for Border Bowl II are set.

Aquinas running back/defensive back Ruben Garnett, Midland Valley running back Dre Carr and Washington County quarterback A.J. Gray are three of the 80 area football players selected for the second annual game that pits Team Georgia against South Carolina.

The contest, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Jan. 10 at Laney’s football stadium, pits the area’s best senior high school football players in an All-Star competition. Georgia won the first game, 24-10, behind a strong defense.

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Lincoln County scores game-winner as clock expires

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:32pm

 

LINCOLNTON, Ga. – Either with bitterness or elation, the first meeting between Lincoln County and Stratford Academy will long be remembered.

Trailing by seven on fourth down at the Stratford Academy 2-yard line, LaKeith Lockhart scrambled to get the offense set and the snap off just a split-second before the clock hit zeroes and lobbed a pass that Midarious Roberts leaped to snatch over his own teammate in the end zone.

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GRU enrollment numbers decline alongside state university system's

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:16pm

Enrollment at Georgia Regents University fell in its second year as a consolidated institution, and its undergraduate body is about a quarter smaller than the former Augusta State University, according to the University System of Georgia’s enrollment report released Friday.

GRU’s fall 2014 enrollment shrunk 5 percent from its debut year to 8,530 students, which includes undergraduate, graduate and health programs.

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Hephzibah defeats Butler, makes playoffs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:10pm

 

When wide receiver Darrell Baker wanted the ball, coach John Bowen was happy to oblige.

Baker hauled in a touchdown pass at the end of the first half, made an interception late and Hephzibah defeated Butler, 14-12, on Friday night.

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