Stories by Doug Stutsman

Friday, July 3, 2015

Firework safety key during holiday weekend

Doctors urge firework safety during Fourth of July weekend.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Event will honor Georgia's signers of Declaration of Independence

A ceremony to honor Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence will take place Saturday in downtown Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Augusta woman hits Fantasy 5 jackpot

An Augusta housekeeper won the jackpot prize from a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man dies after Friday motorcycle accident

An Augusta man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a Friday motorcycle accident.
By Doug Stutsman

Police warn residents of phone scam

The New Ellenton Police Department is warning residents of a scam involving people pretending to be with Aiken Electric Cooperative.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, June 29, 2015

No 'criminal intent' in Warrenville church fire, say officials

The cause of Friday's fire at Glover Grove Baptist Church has been classified as undetermined, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
By Doug Stutsman

Firefighters called frequently to Richmond Summit

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment responded to 158 calls from Richmond Summit Apart­ments in 2014, costing taxpayers $22,456, according to fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin.
By Doug Stutsman

One dead in Augusta trailer fire

The Augusta Fire Department responded to a trailer fire where a badly burned body was found in the trailer, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
By Doug Stutsman

Rabid bats caught in south Augusta

The Richmond County Health Department issued a warning Monday about rabid bats being caught in south Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman

Police seek fraud suspect

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in locating a male suspect.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Burke County inmate caught after escape

A Burke County inmate escaped from custody Sunday afternoon before being apprehended.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman says 2 cellphones stolen

A woman told police that two of her cellphones were stolen outside her Augusta apartment Sunday.
By Doug Stutsman

1999 drive-by shooting death still mystery

In broad daylight, an early 1980s model Olds­mobile drove by the home of Jason Lar­ry Toomer and several shots were fired. Two bullets struck the 26-year-old, killing the Augusta resident ...
By Doug Stutsman

Shoplifiting suspect swapped tags, report says

A Wrens woman arrested Sat­urday is accused of changing the prices of items before buying them at an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

6-year-old injured in attempted home invasion

Deputies are searching for two men accused of an attempted home invasion in Hephzibah early Saturday.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Woman accused of forging checks from Alzheimer's patient

Deputies are searching for an Augusta woman accused of forging checks from an elderly Alzheimer's patient.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Woman sought after fake prescription

A Beech Island woman was able to obtain 60 Oxycodone pills through a fabricated prescription, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Man wanted for taking women's clothing from Goodwill

Deputies are searching for a homeless man accused of trespassing multiple times in recent weeks onto Goodwill property and changing into women's clothing.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta grandmother wins $750,000 on scratch off

Jenny Youngquist, 58, won the top prize June 19 while shopping at Super Express on the 2500 block of Peach Orchard Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gala event for fathers, daughters

John Johnson doesn’t enjoy the limelight. But for one afternoon, John and other dads were the reason for celebration at the eighth annual Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance Gala, held at the ...
By Doug Stutsman
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