Local Update - December 14, 2007

December 14, 2007; News 12 This Morning

Barber Shop Shooting

Richmond County Deputies are looking for the man involved in a shooting early Friday morning that killed one man and injured another. It happened on the 3300 block of Milledgeville Road at the Sharper Edge Barber Shop just after one o'clock.
One man is dead, but investigators aren't releasing his name.
The other victim is 44-year-old Robert Lee Williams, the owner of the barber shop. He is in critical condition at MCG. News 12 has learned the suspect is 28-year-old Richard N. Williams of Augusta. He is the nephew of Robert Williams.
Investigators say he has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Williams is 5'10" and weighs approximately 190 pounds.
He has a tattoo on his back running from shoulder blade to shoulder blade. It reads "most wanted".
He also has a tattoo on the front of his throat.
If you have any information on this shooting, or if you know where investigators can find Richard Williams, please call the Riacmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 706-821-1080.

Local Soldiers Return Home Tomorrow

More local soldiers are coming home from Iraq tomorrow, and familes will celebrate their return. The welcome ceremony will be for 48 soldiers with the 67th Signal Battalion.
It starts at 1:30 in Gym 3 on Brainard Avenue. The rest of the soldiers from the 67th Signal Battalion will head back to Fort Gordon in January. They left in October of 2006.

James Brown Exhibit

A new place to celebrate the life and music of the Godfather of Soul is in the works. The Augusta Museum of History has 25 hundred square feet set aside for the new James Brown exhibit.The city has also set aside $75,000 for the project.
Organizers believe the economic impact to the city could be as high as two or four million dollars a year. The exhibit will open May 3rd, James Brown's birthday.

Health Mail

University Hospital is now making it easier for you to find the latest health information. You can npw sign up for a program called Health Mail. It's a free service that offers users a personalized monthly newsletter with the newest health information. The new system allows users to chose from a list of 25 health topics. It also acts as a reminder so you don't forget those health screenings and child immunizations. To sign up, go to universityhealth.org/healthmail.


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