Local Update - December 24, 2007

Man Wanted in Parking Lot Attack

Richmond county investigators need your help tracking down a man wanted for attacking someone in a parking lot.
Investigators say Johnnie Simmons, Jr. is the suspect in the attack that happened Friday by Bo's Package Store on Peach Orchard Road.
He was last seen armed with a baseball bat and a knife.
Investigators say he was driving a 1973 Chevy C-10 pickup with georgia tag HA4 -T63.

Ramada Robbery

Deputies are searching for a man who robbed the Ramada on Broad Street a little after 3:00 Sunday afternoon.
They say the man had a conversation with the desk clerk, jumped the counter, grabbed some money, and ran.
If you have any information on the robbery, call 706-821-1080.

Gilbert Manor Sale

People living in the Gilbert Manor housing project will have to start packing their bags.
The Housing Authority will foot the bill to move about 250 people, now that it has agreed to sell the property to the Medical College of Georgia.
It will cost close to $300,000 to relocate everyone.
The property, however, will sell for around $7 million.
The college plans to use the property for a new dental school and to expand the medical school.

Military Training at S.R.S.?

The S.R.S. will serve a double purpose soon, if the army gets its way.
The military is looking for acres of very dark land to conduct night time training exercises.
News 12 has learned leaders are considering 310 acres of the Savannah River Site.
No word on when, or if, this would happen.

Absentee Voting

South Carolina democrats now only have three more days to register to vote.
Their presidential primary is January 26th.
Across the river in Georgia, absentee voting is in full swing.
Absentee voting will continue in the Peach State through February 4th at the County Board of Elections Offices statewide from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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