Super C back on the agenda

By: Chris Thomas Email
By: Chris Thomas Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock, September 24, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---It's a possible comeback for a controversial restaurant in Augusta. The Super C nightclub owner, Charles Cummings, wants a new business license.

"If the Commission said no, it ought to stay closed," said Sheila Fryer. This is a grief stricken mother's cry for justice after her son was gunned down inside the Super C club.

The Augusta Commission voted to shut the club down back in August, but now the club owner is looking to re-open. Sheila, mother of Stedmund Fryer, says, "If he was any kind of businessman he would have done the right thing, and the right thing was not to let someone bring a gun into his establishment and shoot my son dead."

Some people are not so condemning. They say this time will be different.

The plan is to open without a liquor license. Karen Hyman lives down the street from the club. She says, "I think that the restaurant business would be good because he has excellent chicken wings up there."

Like Karen, neighbor Terrel Gilchrist says he looks forward to going back to the restaurant. He says, "As a club I say yes. As a restaurant I say yes. That's that man's life."

Mrs. Fryer responds by saying, "Well, my son didn't get a livelihood. 18 years of his life is gone because he didn't take care of his business as a businessperson."

Even still, Karen says she will be first in line if and when the club re-opens. She says, "I'd be up there every Friday."

Mrs. Fryer says, "He doesn't need a business, and we're angry and I'm upset and I think it's foolishness."


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  • by Chris Thomas Location: News 12 on Oct 4, 2007 at 11:03 AM
    To Fred:

    I do understand how that portion of the video may have conveyed to you that we had more than a professional connection to the mother whose son was fatally shot in the Augusta nightclub. Every story at News 12 goes through an editorial process before it is pursued and aired. We agree the video of a woman hugging a reporter in her greeting does put us in a light of being overly friendly or familiar with the person we were interviewing. That is not the case and we believe both sides of this story were presented and many voices were heard from in our follow-up about the nightclub murder. Thank you for your comments and thank you for watching News 12.

  • by Steven Location: Hiers Blvd, Hephzibah on Sep 27, 2007 at 12:15 PM
    We really don't need the aggravation of the Super C back. It'll start good and then be right back in the news when someone else is hurt or dies there. Alcohol and guns were not the only problems there and if it reopens the digression will be the same. I live nearby and am a first hand observer of some of the activities that have taken place there and on property surrounding it.
  • by Anonymous Location: AUGUSTA on Sep 25, 2007 at 12:16 PM
    I FEEL 4 THE MOM BUT THE MAN HAS TO EARN A LIVING AND HAD HER SON BEEN HOME INSTEAD OF THE CLUB THAT TIME OF NIGHT MAYBE HE WOULD STILL B HERE AT HIS AGE HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT HIS EDUCATION INSTEAD OF THE CLUB WHILE SHE IS PUSHING 2 CLOSE DOWN THE CLUB SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUSHING 4 HER SON TO BETTER HIMSELF THROUGH EDUCATION
  • by Deron Location: Augusta, GA on Sep 24, 2007 at 07:30 PM
    Yeah just like Club Tinted Windows now Platinum doesn't have a liquor license but you still have a gang hang out and shootings there. "But it is only a TEEN Club!" I say keep it closed or limit the hours of operation. Do Not let him keep it open until 4am...
  • by Fred Location: Augusta on Sep 24, 2007 at 05:14 PM
    And I post again - In your story you hug the victim's mother ON CAMERA - that shows a clear bias for one side of the story. This is the kind of story you should treat with distance and fairness. Back off the story, treat it like a true proffessional, or get another job. NEVER show a bias like that.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2007 at 05:09 PM
    I think the man should have his club back,these kids were after each other.If not the super c club, this would have happend somewhere else.Would you close a street down, or a hamburger stand. Things happen, you've got the man that did it let it go.This is a business, not a day care.Keep your children home, send them to school, not nightclubs or hanging out in the streets.
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