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Dashcam footage shows North Augusta Public Safety officers detaining Matthew Blakely, then an Aiken County jailer, outside of his home after his wife was fatally shot.

Footage offers look after fatal shooting of jailer's wife 

An Aiken County jailer arrested in June in the fatal shooting of his wife told police he pointed his newly-purchased M4 assault rifle away from her and checked to make sure the gun wasn't loaded before it went off and killed her in the bathroom of their North Augusta home.
By Travis Highfield

Watch wild Daytona finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins, but spectacular wreck ends Daytona 400 early this morning.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 29 - July 6

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 29-July 6.

Video: Kirby's Augusta

Young's bid start of political moves

Former mayor Bob Young’s announcement in City Ink that he would run for the Dis­trict 123 Georgia House seat started the ball rolling in Augusta-area political circles.

Stormwater issue rises again

A divided Augusta Commission will again take up implementing a stormwater utility fee at its Tuesday regular meeting.
By Susan McCord

Charges reduced for dad enraged over friend's misconduct with child

An Augusta man who went after a friend with three different weapons pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges.

Grovetown settles lawsuit over jail suicide

The city of Grovetown has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of a man who killed himself in the town's jail.
By Sandy Hodson

Traffic stop turns into drug arrests for Jackson couple

An Aiken County couple is facing charges after being caught with methamphetamine, multiple guns and thousands in cash in their vehicle on Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Weekly Crime Map

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Rookies make All-Star Game roster

NEW YORK - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder ...

Editorial: Sickening crimes

This page would welcome the strongest punishment the law allows if these seven are found guilty of the months-long crime spree.
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