Bianca Cain Johnson

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Arrests didn't close case in 1982 Aiken slaying

Aiken police were certain they could close the unsolved 1982 slaying of Linda Bradberry when they arrested five men, including her husband, for the supposed "murder for hire." But the men were ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, June 24, 2016

Peebles will join new marshal's office

Richmond County Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin confirmed that sheriff's Maj. Scott Peebles will be joining him in January when he assumes the job.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

New River Watch lights turn on

Crews placed 200 150-watt fixtures along the 7-mile stretch from downtown to River Shoals Parkway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged after he allegedly impersonated police officer

An Augusta man is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in front of a Richmond County Sheriff's Office employee.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested in Waffle House robbery

Jamarion Raheem Bell, 24, of Aiken, was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of a crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Boy reports man stole sneakers, then tried to sell them on Facebook

According to an incident report, the child told police he was at his apartment complex's swimming pool on Caldwell Road about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when an adult neighbor pointed a gun at him and ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta man sentenced to jail for not cleaning property

Officials have deemed the property a dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sheriff's illegal gun recovery program at halfway point

Through Wednesday, the sheriff's office reported it had recovered 151 illegal guns resulting in 76 arrests.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man breaks into apartment while fleeing from police

A 20-year-old Augusta man is charged with breaking into a woman's apartment Wednesday afternoon while fleeing from police.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TV show 'Cops' returning to Augusta

Crews first came to Augusta in 2013 and spent eight weeks on ride-alongs with deputies.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man accused of putting feces in disabled mother's mouth

Quami Dewayne Kelly was booked into the Richmond County jail today on a charge of exploitation of the elderly or disabled.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Police called to holdup

Police were on the scene of an armed robbery at the Deans Bridge Road GameStop.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Drug overdose linked to woman's April death

Officials initially said Hannah Newman's death could be connected to several recent fights the 22-year-old had been involved in.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ex-Olympian charged after standoff

The man involved in a five-hour police standoff Monday at his Richmond County home is a former Olympic competitor, authorities confirmed Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hot summer could still miss record

The National Weather Ser­vice is calling for above-normal temperatures in Augusta for the next three months, according to an outlook released Thursday. It looks like it might be a hot summer, ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, June 17, 2016

Former Richmond County Sheriff Bill Anderson dies

Former Richmond County Sheriff Bill Anderson, who served for five controversial years and was later convicted of selling marijuana, died Friday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Man accused of shoplifting after leaving child in vehicle

Police said a man left his young child alone in a vehicle while shoplifting at Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Express­way.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Reward offered in theft of guns

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information about the theft of 55 guns from a Statesboro, Ga., business this month.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

NBA argument leads to stabbing

Police said an argument over the NBA finals led to a fight and stabbing at an East Taylor Street residence Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

NBA argument leads to stabbing

Police said an argument over the NBA finals led to a fight and stabbing at an East Taylor Street residence Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
 
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Trinity on the Hill holds annual God and Country Celebration
On Sunday, Sgt. Jim Dover - along with 25 other World War II veterans - were recognized for their service at the annual God and Country Celebration at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church.
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