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Basketball goals, EEO firing on city committee agendas

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:16pm

Augusta Commission member Sammie Sias is taking aim at residents who set up basketball goals in cul-de-sacs or on city rights of way to play ball in the road.

While city code already bans obstructing traffic or creating a safety hazard, “we need to look at amending the ordinance to strictly prohibit basketball goals,” Sias said.

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Masters Week sees few arrests

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:18pm


Masters Week was relatively problem free, police said Monday, with only one incident resulting in arrests after three out-of-towners attempted to hop an Augusta National fence on Sunday.

A father and son from Mooresville, N.C. -- Lloyd Stephen Wilkinson, 53, and Conor Wilkinson, 20 -- and John Bradley Boyd, 18, of Massachusetts, who was a friend of Conor Wilkinson, were booked into the Richmond County jail Sunday after being issued a disorderly conduct citation.

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21-year-old gets prison term for robbery and thefts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:13pm

A 21-year-old who robbed a man using a stolen getaway vehicle and stolen gun pleaded guilty Monday.

Donta K. Lewis pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to armed robbery, two counts of theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. accepted the plea negotiation and a sentence recommendation of 10 years in prison followed by five years probation.

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Reduced plea in fight case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:11pm

A man who took a tire thumper to a fist fight and left his opponent with numerous broken facial bones pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.

Jason D. Vanderkamp, 24, was initially charged with aggravated battery, a felony punishable by up to 20 years. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. accepted the plea negotiation and imposed a one-year probation sentence for the misdemeanor charge.

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Atlanta crash kills 2 kids

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:13pm

ATLANTA — Two children have died after their mother's car was involved in a three-car crash in Atlanta. A third child in the car has been hospitalized.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution  reports the children's mother turned in front of a car travelling more than 100 mph Sunday. The driver of a Monte Carlo hit the mother's Chrysler, ejecting at least one of the children.

WXIA-TV reports 3-year-old Lauren and 4-year-old Jordan Colman died of their injuries Monday. Six-year-old Jaylen Colman is in stable condition. The condition of their mother, Cazhara Lovett, isn't known.

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