Local Update - October 1, 2007

Early Morning Fire
Right now, nvestigators are trying to figure out how a fire started on the corner of 12th and Fenwick Street.
It broke out around 3:45 this morning at an old abandoned warehouse.
No one was hurt.

Accidental Shooting?
An Augusta woman is in jail this morning after pulling a gun to get a xrowd of people off her porch.
Investigators say 63 year-old Carrie Turner may have fired it to scare the crowd away, but it wound up nearly costing an innocent bystander her life.
Investigators say Gloria Hampton was visiting with friends on Ramsey Street when she was shot in the head.
Hampton has been released from MCG, but Turner is in the Richmond County Jail this morning, facing felony charges.

Drug Bust
Four people are in jail after investigators find more than 50 pounds of meth at a home in Lexington County.
53 year-old edward cash of Lexington, 22 year-old Diane Rucker of Augusta, 28 year-old Jason Swint of Thomson, and 23 year-old Ashleigh Wise of Columbia are all facing drug charges.

Child Abuse
A father is out on bond after being arrested for beating a child in public.
Officers say several people saw David Mikell hit his child repeatedely in the head with a closed fist.
It all happened at a dentist's office on Martintown Road.
Mikell could spend up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Screwdriver Robbery
A Beech Island man is out on bond this morning after officers arrested him for robbing a gas station.
Investigators say his weapon of choice was a screwdriver.
William Glass is accused of robbing the Four Seasons Food and Fuel on Jefferson Davis Highway Saturday morning.

Christmas Help
That hard-earned paycheck might get you by for now, but when the holidays roll around, it might not stretch far enough.
That's why the Salvation Army is taking applications from folks who need a little help this Christmas.
You can apply in person at 1384Greene Street in Augusta.

Richmond County Schools Meet and Greet
Tonight you have the opportunity to talk with the man in charge of running your child's school.
Richmond County's new superintendent, Doctor Dana Bedden, will be at Cross Creek High School for a meet and greet.
It's going on from 6:30 to 8:00 pm .
Everyone is welcome.


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