Stories by Doug Stutsman

Man dies in stolen truck crash

A man was pronounced dead Wednesday following a single-vehicle crash in Wagener.
By Doug Stutsman

School safety officers take part in training week

With the recent police killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the annual training week for Richmond County School Safety officers went beyond the typical re-acclimation seminars.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Augusta teen remains found in Kentucky

An investigation is ongoing after a teenager originally from Augusta was found dead in Kentucky.
By Doug Stutsman

Three reservoirs on Savannah River enter first drought level

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Tuesday when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above ...
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Suspect wanted for using stolen debit card

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in identifying a subject wanted for using a stolen debit card.
By Doug Stutsman

Georgia Milestone scores released for Richmond, Columbia counties

The Georgia Milestone end-of-course assessment numbers for spring 2016 were released Tuesday, with Richmond County ranking below state average in each of the 10 high school testing subjects. ...
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, July 25, 2016

Augusta mother jailed after kids found alone at CVS

An Augusta mother remains in jail after being charged Sunday with four counts of deprivation to a minor.
By Doug Stutsman

Wreck, construction slowing traffic on I-20

A wreck, as well as construction work, is slowing traffic Monday afternoon on Interstate 20 in Columbia County.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspects sought for shoplifting at Grovetown Wal-Mart

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in identifying shoplifting subjects.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Police called over unruly patient at hospital

Deputies responded to Augusta's Trinity Hospital on Saturday after a patient was accused of damaging property.
By Doug Stutsman

Area superintendents preview upcoming school year

With area students only weeks from returning to school, superintendents from Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties detailed their expectations for the coming year.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, July 22, 2016

Augusta woman arrested for shoplifting, obstruction of law enforcement

An Augusta woman was arrested Wednesday after attempting to steal clothes and toiletries from Wal-Mart.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mercer football coach welcomes challenge of playing Georgia Tech

Mercer opens its season Sept. 1 against The Citadel before traveling to Atlanta on Sept. 10 to face Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets begin their season Sept. 3 in Dublin, Ireland, against Boston ...
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Murder Mystery: Ronald Irvin's 2011 death remains unsolved

It's been more than four years, but the 2011 slaying of Ronald Irvin remains a mystery to Richmond County law enforcement. Irvin, of Naples Drive, was shot and killed during a home invasion on ...
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Online registration encouraged for Richmond County students

Pencil and paper are still available, but the Richmond County School System is encouraging parents to enroll their children online for the upcoming school year. 2016 marks the first time that ...
By Doug Stutsman

Mother, son 'feel great' eight years after transplant

On July 11, 2008, Eric Ellis donated a kidney to his ailing mother, and this week marked the eight-year anniversary of the transplant.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, July 15, 2016

Charter school hopes to open in downtown Augusta

A new charter school may be coming to Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Man wanted on burglary charges

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in locating an Augusta man wanted in connection to several burglaries.
By Doug Stutsman

Vehicles found in Augusta Canal

The draining of the Augusta Canal this week for maintenance turned up a surprise Thursday. Two cars - both Hondas - were found in the canal near Sibley Mill.
By Doug Stutsman

Transportation public forum to be held July 26

A public transportation forum is scheduled for July 26 at the Linda Beazley Community Meeting Room of Augusta-Richmond County's Municipal Building.
By Doug Stutsman
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