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Teen reported missing after Cross Creek football game

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:00pm

 

Police are seeking a teenager who has been missing since a Cross Creek High School football game on Friday.

Nicholas Charles Dunn, 18, was last seen around 9:30 p.m. at Cross Creek High School on Old Waynesboro Road running across the football field to the visitor’s side. Police said he walked behind the bleachers and has not been seen since. He was wearing gray pants, gray tennis shoes and a green camouflage hoodie.

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Details released in suspicious death of quadriplegic man

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:55pm

 

A quadriplegic man whose death was deemed suspicious has been determined to have died from positional asphyxia.

Police discovered Marty Fann, 43, lying face down on the floor of his Fenwick Street home about 9:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Positional asphyxia occurs when a person’s position prevents him from breathing adequately.

Coroner Mark Bowen said Monday that the death remains under investigation and is still being referred to as “suspicious” while the investigation is conducted.

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Clemson loses running back for season

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:28pm

 

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said leading running back Adam Choice is lost for the season after tearing a knee ligament.

The 21st-ranked Tigers (5-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) will also be without tight end Jordan Leggett for several weeks after he also suffered a knee injury. Swinney said both players were injured in last Saturday’s 17-13 victory at Boston College.

Clemson faces Syracuse (3-4, 1-2) on Saturday night.

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Azziz is finalist for Vegas school's presidency

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:09pm

 

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz is one of the finalists for the presidency of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announced the Nevada System of Higher Education on Monday.

Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position. The other finalists are:

• John Valery White, the executive vice president and provost at UNLV

• Dr. Len M. Jessup, the dean of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

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Midland Valley-Airport is the Game of the Week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:02pm

 

A cluttered region is about to get a little clearer.

In the six-team Region V in Class AAA, Airport and Midland Valley are tied for second at 2-1, just one game in front of two other teams and one behind leader Swansea.

With the playoffs so close, Friday’s Airport and Midland Valley game, which is The Augusta Chronicle’s Game of the Week, figures to have major consequences.

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Augusta Commission to review deal with Sentinel probation company

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:34pm

The Augusta Commission is to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.

Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby told Public Safety Committee members last week that the contract differs from prior contracts with Sentinel Offender Services because it takes into account recommendations made in a critical state audit released in the spring.

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Fort Gordon soldiers deploying to West Africa to aid in Ebola fight

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:26pm

 

About 25 soldiers from Fort Gordon are deploying to West Africa to aid against the spread of the Ebola virus.

Soldiers from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade will join an additional 150 of the brigade’s soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a news release from Fort Gordon. They will go to locations in Liberia and Senegal to provide communications assistance for a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Woman reports home intruders

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:44pm

An Augusta woman told police two male intruders were hiding in her house while she and her boyfriend had sex on Saturday.

The 20-year-old victim told police she noticed a unknown black man lying on the floor in her children’s bedroom soon after she and her boyfriend finished having relations at her Dyer Street home around midnight, according to an incident report.

Her boyfriend went into the room and fought with the unidentified man, who fled the scene. Her boyfriend also left.

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Man faces child molestation charge

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:43pm

Police said a 28-year-old Augusta man has been arrested on allegations he molested a 10-year-old relative several times at their home.

Keenan Joeal Mosley, of Sapelo Drive, was booked into the Richmond County jail Sunday on a count of aggravated child molestation.

Another male resident at the home called authorities after he saw Mosley touching the child with his mouth while lying in her bed, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The child told police it was not the first time it had taken place.

What's in a college's name? A lot

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:18pm

The time has finally come. Georgia Southern University vs. Georgia State University. GSU vs. GSU.

And if you think broadcasters doing Georgia Southern games get the Eagles mixed up with the Panthers too often, Saturday’s game could very well be confusion multiplied by infinity.

Who will be the first clever person to say, “I’m picking GSU to win this game.”

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Man dies giving Athens police breath test

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:49am

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the death of a 60-year-old man who died in police custody in northeast Georgia.

 

Athens-Clarke County police say 60-year-old John E. Marsden died Sunday morning at Athens Regional Medical Center. They say the death happened after the man became unresponsive while undergoing a breath test at Athens-Clarke County police headquarters.

 

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Man falls off Georgia waterfall

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:46am

CLEVELAND, Ga. — Authorities say a hiker was injured after falling off a waterfall in the north Georgia mountains.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark McKinnon said the man was near the top of Raven Cliff Falls in White County on Sunday when he fell.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports DNR officials were involved with helping rescue the man and assisted White County authorities.

McKinnon did not have details about the man’s injuries, and a call to the White County Sheriff’s office was not immediately returned.

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Motorcycle crash victim's condition improves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:13pm

A motorcyclist injured in an accident early Friday in Aiken County has improved from serious to fair condition, hospital officials said Sunday.

Stephen Boles, 49, of Aiken, was airlifted to Geor­gia Regents Medical Center after he lost control of his 1997 Harley-Davidson on Gateway Drive, said South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones.

The accident happened about 6:30 a.m. Boles was wearing a helmet.

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School systems work to develop cyber security curriculum

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:55pm

Staying abreast of global trends in the digital world, educators in Richmond and Co­lumbia counties are working to create new coursework that will train high school students to protect computer networks from security threats.

Leaders from school systems in each county collaborated with Fort Gordon, Geor­gia Regents University and Augusta Technical Col­lege to design a curriculum for cyber security, which has been submitted to the Georgia Board of Education for review and approval.

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Pardon Our Mess: Pendleton King Park tennis courts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:42pm

WHERE: Pendleton King Park

WHAT: Trash and overgrown grass have taken over the tennis courts. Vines are also growing along the fence surrounding the courts.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta’s Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department.

ACTION PROMISED: Rental Coordinator Chrislynne Kuhlke said she has tried to address the issue but that the department doesn’t have the money needed to repair the courts. The courts, which do not have nets, have practically been abandoned as a result.

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Unsolved murders: Natalie Clark

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 5:30pm

 

Every Oct. 18, Louise Clark packs a present before making a 16-mile drive to Sardis Baptist Cemetery.

It’s been 11 years since Natalie Clark was found suffocated in the backyard of her Hephzibah home, but her 68-year-old mother continues to ask questions.

Natalie, 18, was a freshman at Augusta State Univer­sity and a recent graduate of Hephzibah High School.

“I’ve gone over it every day since Oct. 18, 2003,” Louise said. “Every single day. I know I probably won’t get an answer, but I’ll never stop trying.”

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2 dead, 1 arrested after Burke County shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:59pm

Two men are dead and another has been arrested after a birthday party shooting in Burke County early Sunday, officials say.

Sometime after 3:30 a.m., Burke County sheriff’s deputies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were called to the former site of Club Dynasty at 346 Lawson Road, according to a news release from Sgt. Dedric Smith.

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Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:36pm

Joe McGill has spent most of his life enjoying a segment of the Savannah River that few people ever see.

“It’s a place you never get tired of,” said McGill, the manager at the Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam in Mar­tin­ez.

The project, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

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Suspect arrested in September slaying in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:46pm

A man wanted in a Sept. 27 Augusta slaying was arrested late Friday and charged with murder, officials say.

Dameino Leon Roberts, 32, was taken into custody about 10:40 p.m. while deputies were responding to an unrelated call in the 2300 block of Wheeless Road, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

He is charged with killing Jhalil Quindarvis King, who was shot several times in the 1200 block of Steiner Avenue.

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Sharon Jones to headline benefit show

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:06pm

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will headline the Heart Song Concert in February at Bell Auditorium, the University Health Care Foundation said.

The Feb. 7 concert benefits University Hospital’s Smart Heart Fund and helps provide free screenings for student athletes and public safety personnel, such as firefighters, the foundation said in a news release. Tickets cost $50 and will go on sale Friday.

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