Local Update - June 27, 2007

Golf Gardens to Close Saturday
By the end of the day Saturday, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens will shut its gates.
A volunteer committee is asking 100 businesses to pledge one thousand dollars each to offer temporary help, but the staff says maintaining the gardens each year costs a lot more than that.

Blue Law Decision Today
South Carolina's Governor has until midnight tonight to either keep or get rid of the blue laws.
Governor Mark Sanford was at the North Augusta Carpet Shop Tuesday to talk about the laws, which state lawmakers voted to take off the books.
The Blue Laws make it illegal for nonessential goods to be sold before 1:30 on Sundays.

Investigators Search for Murder Suspect
The search is on this morning for the man accused of killing an 18-year old over the weekend.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for 24 year-old Koran Sapp of Graniteville.
He will be charged with the murder of 18 year-old Najee Preister.

Last in Crime Spree Arrested
Richmond County Investigators say the last suspect is in jail this morning for his part in a crime spree that spanned the Georgia-Carolina border.
17 year-old Travis Roberts was arrested Tuesday afternoon.
Six other suspects have already been arrested in the spree that began with two North Augusta carjackings last week and ended in 3 crimes in Augusta, including a home invasion where one man was shot.

Mom Sentenced in Death of Her Son
A North Augusta woman will spend 20 years behind bars for leaving her baby in a hot car.
Tuesday, 35-year-old karla edwards pleaded guilty to homicide by child abuse.
Edwards left her 15 month-old son in her car for nine hours while she went to work.
The baby died of heart problems associated with heat stroke.

Free HIV Testing
Today is national HIV Testing Day.
Health experts across the country are reminding you to get tested.
Free testing will take place at the Health Department on Laney Walker Blvd. in Augusta from 11am until 3pm.


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