Local Update - November 20, 2007

James Brown Battle Continues Today

It's been nearly a year since the death of the Godfather of Soul, and the family is heading back to court again this morning in Bamberg. Stay with News 12 and wrdw.com throughout the day for updates.

Tomi Raye Enters Brown Home

It took two court orders for Tomi Raye Brown to visit her husband's gravesite and their home, but this morning, she says the fight was worth it. Monday, she got to go back into the house she and her son shared with James Brown.
It's only the second time she's been allowed inside since his death.

Thanksgiving Meals

The James Brown turkey giveaway is over, but there are other thanksgiving dinners going on in our area.The Aiken Salvation Army will host a community Thanksgiving dinner at 11:00 this morning for people in need. Tonight, the city of Harlem and the Harlem United Methodist Church will serve a dinner for soldiers from the 15th Signal Brigade. We've also listed more dinners on this website. Just click on the "find it" button.


For the 8th year in a row, 95 Rock is camping out to collect food for the Golden Harvest Food Bank. The 95 Rock Gang will be out there by Hooter's on Washington Road until noon today. Local businesses are donating prizes that will go to the person who brings the biggest donation daily.
If you want to help out, just be sure to bring a nonperishable food item.


An autopsy is scheduled for today for a body found on First Street in Augusta.Investigators say the man is 22-year-old Jimmy Quarles. They discovered him in the backyard of an abandoned house at 310 First Street.Investigators say he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Home Invasion Arrests

Two men are in jail this morning, accused of breaking into a man's home on Tate Street in Augusta Friday night. Police arrested Marcus Turner and Montrelle Teasley shortly after arriving at University Hospital. Investigators say one of the men shot the homeowner. Then the homeowner got the gun and shot both of the intruders.The victims drove themselves to the hospital and were later taken away in handcuffs.

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