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To recognize the Augusta Richmond Coutny Sheriff's Office for completing the Georgia State Law Enforcement Certification and Accreditation program, Executive Director of the Georgia Chiefs of Police Frank Vincent Rotondo (left), presents a plaque to Augusta Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree and Sgt. Charles Mitchell, III, during a presentation at the Sheriff's office in Augusta.

Sheriff's office earns state certification

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office became accredited by the Georgia State Law Enforcement Cer­ti­fication and Accreditation Program.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

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Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.

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Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. - A CSX train derailed in rural Allendale County early Tuesday, leaking chemicals, sending two rail employees to an Augusta hospital and evacuating a nearby industry.
By Laura J. McKenzie

State police chiefs meet in Augusta for conference

About 250 police chiefs from Georgia convened in downtown Augusta this week for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police winter training conference.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Lawyer's license reinstated

The Georgia Supreme Court has lifted the suspension of the law license of Augusta lawyer Christopher Nicholson.
By Sandy Hodson

Bodies identified as missing couple

McRAE, Ga. - The Telfair County sheriff says the bodies found Monday are a missing Georgia couple and the suspect has been charged with murder and robbery.
By Russ Bynum

Man gets 15 years in family attack

An Augusta man who violently attacked two family members was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison.

Editorial: Legal protection

Law-abiding citizens absolutely have the God-given right to defend themselves.
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