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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cops say woman smoked meth in restroom

A Warrenville woman was arrested and charged with smoking meth in a North Augusta gas station restroom on Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man shot in home invasion faces charges

Police say a man shot during a home invasion at Butler Creek mobile home park Friday morning will be arrested when he gets out of the hospital.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 17, 2014


A woman was injured when her vehicle overturned and hit the Beamie's at the River restaurant on Reynolds Street.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Father charged after leaving toddler in car

An Augusta man has been charged after leaving his 19-month-old son unattended in a car Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Men robbed after stopping with flat tire

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, four black men stopped and asked if they needed help, but then pulled out handguns and forced the victims to the ground.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Car crashes on Reynolds Street

A woman was injured Thursday morning when her vehicle overturned and hit the Beamie's at the River restaurant on Reynolds Street.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, July 14, 2014

Augusta summer 3rd driest

For the past 30 days, the Augusta area has seen less than half an inch, making it the third-driest for the period since 1871, but rainfull is expected later this week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Officer grew up in police family

Mark Warchol is still adjusting to being a part-time law officer after leaving the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for a full-time job at Bridgestone earlier this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, July 12, 2014

SMART making a presence downtown

It's been a successful first month for a highly visible team of officers in downtown Augusta. The new SMART Unit made up of community safety officers and sheriff's deputies officially hit the ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, July 11, 2014

Police looking for Beech Island man

Willie D. Widener, of Storm Branch Road, has been missing since July 4 when he was dropped off in downtown Aiken by a family member.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

23 charged in drug busts

Twenty-three people have been charged in drug investigations involving a Harrisburg heroin operation and a south Richmond County methamphetamine operation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

North Augusta man had pipe bombs when arrested

Police said Thursday that Darin Lee Mabrey had two pipe bombs among other items in a package he was found with during a Saturday arrest.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Expect Fort Gordon booms today

Fort Gordon neighbors might feel a little shake and hear a little boom Friday as the installation continues its explosive testing.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bone marrow drive set for 5-year-old

The family of a 5-year-old is seeking bone marrow donations to help their son who has a rare disease.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bloodhounds track down drug fraud suspect

Leslie Alan Murphy, 32, was one of 11 suspects identified in an Aiken County investigation into fake drug prescriptions in June.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Man sought on molestation charge

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has obtained warrants for Benjamin Warren Evans, 29, charging two counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated child molestation and family violence ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

OSHA investigating fatal fall

Chester Wright died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a June 24 fall at Kellogg's.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken police looking for father, son

Aiken police are searching for a father and son who fled from them Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Mom left kids in car to shoplift, police say

A woman arrested on shoplifting charges at Wal-Mart on Tuesday also is accused of leaving her three small children unattended in a car while she was inside the store.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

South Carolina warns of e-mail scam

The South Carolina attorney general's office warns the public it is being used in an Internet deception.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Top headlines

Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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