Local Update - October 26, 2007

Staph Infection at ASU

This morning, leaders at Augusta State University are reporting a case of staph infection. Sources on campus say it's a student who has the deadly M.R.S.A. strand. Apparently, the student had the infection for a week and a half before telling anyone about it. The university has now notified other students and professors and claened classrooms. The student is not allowed back on campus until a doctor says it's okay.

Deputy in Disguise

He may look the part, but Richmond County investigators are trying to track down a suspected imposter deputy. They say a man may be using a stolen deputy's uniform to try to commit crimes. It all started when the suspect picked up four uniforms from a dry cleaner. The man then went into a Cash Express Store wearing one of those uniforms, but when the clerk demanded to see a badge, the man left. Call the sheriff's department if you know anything.

Search for Shooting Suspects Continues

Investigators in Aiken County are still looking for two men accused of shooting a man three times Wednesday night. Investigators say the men went up to 24 year-old Roderick Collins and told him he wouldn't live to tell what happened to him. That's when they opened fire. Collins was hit in his left leg and both of his shoulders. He's recovering at M.C.G.

Operation Rudolph

You can help make u-s troops feel a little closer to home over the holidays. The Marine Corps League is asking for your help today.
Operation Rudolph is a good way to send some of the basics to soldiers. They need magazines, toiletries, socks, t-shirts, batteries, phone cards, and snacks. The Marine Corps League will pick up donations from 1:00 to 3:00 this afternoon at the Odell Weeks Activities Center. That's on Whiskey Road in Aiken.

Conference in Augusta

The Georiga Association of Black Elected Officials will be kicking off its 37th annual fall conference in Augusta. It's only the groups second stop in Augusta in its 37 year history. This year's theme is "Stopping the violence, Ending the carnage, Saving our children." The group is 700 members strong.

President Bush to Visit S.C.

President Bush will be in Columbia next Friday for a private fundraiser for Senator Lindsey Graham. The president will be helping launch Senator Graham's formal re-election bid.

Oprah to Visit Macon

We pushed to get her to Augusta, but the Oprah Winfrey Show is haeding to Macon. Her production studio is not saying when she'll be there, but you can sign up for tickets on this website, by clicking on the "Find It" button. This is all part of Oprah's tour of smaller cities. We aren't sure if this means she will stop by Augusta, but we will pass along any new information when we get it.

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  • by now! on Nov 18, 2007 at 03:06 PM
    she still may be coming to augusta, georgia. she fooled everyone. She made them believe it was the hometown tour when it wasn't.....augusta, we still have a chance
  • by not known Location: augusta on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:35 PM
    I am suprise she is going to Macon too considering they never sent in for her to visit them.. what is in macon Georgia? I wonder why she chose Macon georgia
  • by augustanairian Location: augusta georgia on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:33 PM
    it is her kick-off in macon. She still has not chosen her cities to visit yet. Augusta is not out of the loop yet. Keep the Faith
  • by Bill Location: Here on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:09 PM
    Does anyone edit over there??????
  • by anonymous on Oct 26, 2007 at 05:55 AM
    sorry all you oprah worshipers, i know you are all disapointed. you should have known oprah would not come to disgusta. im surprised shes even going to macon, any who
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