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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.
By Travis Highfield

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

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

Skull found in sand of Georgia beach

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- A man walking his dog found part of a human skull on an island beach Monday, and it has been sent to a crime lab for possible identification, authorities said.
By Terry Dickson

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County

Editorial: Time for Greece to 'grow up'?

Apparently, Greeks prefer the idea of economic uncertainty to austerity measures.
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