Stories by Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Murder Mystery: Karen Williams' 1994 stabbing death

Karen Williams was found with multiple stab wounds to her head and neck, while her body was wrapped in a thick white blanket and bound with tape.
By Doug Stutsman

Pardon Our Mess: Abandoned houseboat on Savannah River bank

An abandoned houseboat has been resting on the bank of the Savannah River, below the Fifth Street bridge, for more than 13 months.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Hephzibah man admits to arson

A 38-year-old man was arrested Thursday after admitting to deputies that he set multiple brush fires near Tobacco Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect strikes victim with crowbar after stealing tools

Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of striking a victim with a crowbar and stealing tools early Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teenager caught stealing 'pot leaf' socks

An 18-year-old woman is in custody after police say she took two pairs of "pot leaf" socks Thursday from Spencer's Gifts at Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman

AAA expects increased holiday traffic

In preparation for the heaviest travel week of the year, the Georgia State Patrol will have an increased number of officers on the road Thanksgiving weekend.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Fire crews extinguish kitchen blaze

Fire crews extinguished a kitchen blaze Thursday evening at an apartment complex on Lumpkin Road.
By Doug Stutsman

82-year-old man dies from traffic accident

An 82-year-old man died Thursday from injuries suffered in a Nov. 6 car accident. Arthur Holmes, of Augusta, was injured in a multi-vehicle wreck on Jimmy Dyess Parkway, according to a statement ...
By Doug Stutsman

SC citizens warned of utility phone scam

There have been reported instances across the state of individuals falsely portraying themselves as employees of utility companies, according to a statement from Mark Powell of the S.C. Office of ...
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Firefighter of the Year awarded

During the 12th annual Public Safety Awareness Day, the Exchange Club of South Augusta presented a plaque and $50 check to Yolanda Holley, Joseph McAlpin, Ian Buckley and Michael Woodard.
By Doug Stutsman

Augustan found in Hertz customer's car

Police are searching for an Augusta man who was found sleeping Monday afternoon in the back seat of a customer's vehicle at Hertz Car Rental.
By Doug Stutsman

Arson in Jenkins County church

The Georgia Department of Insurance says a weekend fire that destroyed a church of historical significance in Jenkins County was set intentionally.
By Doug Stutsman

Jail opens new viewing room

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced Monday the opening of a public viewing room for video conferences at Charles B. Webster Detention Center.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Historic church burns in Millen

Officials say a weekend fire destroyed a church of historical significance in Jenkins County.
By Doug Stutsman

Friends, colleagues reflect on Carl Sanders

Friends, colleagues reflect on the life of former Gov. Carl Sanders, who died Sunday at 89. Sanders was a 1941 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta native former Gov. Carl Sanders dies at 89

Carl Sanders, an Augusta native who served as governor of Georgia from 1963 to 1967 died Sunday.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Structure sits demolished at intersection of Aumond and Wheeler roads

A concrete structure at the four-way-stop of Aumond and Wheeler roads has been shattered, apparently because a vehicle crashed into it. The crumbled material remains in front of a sign honoring ...
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Woman, 39, charged in Walton Way accident

A 39-year-old Augusta woman if facing numerous charges after flipping her car Wednesday morning on Walton Way. Keshia Lavscaitte Hicks has been charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, DUI with ...
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Shooting suspect still missing, police say

Richmond County Sheriff's Office officials confirmed Thursday afternoon that a suspect remains at large following a shooting Wednesday evening on Southgate Drive.
By Doug Stutsman

Controlled release of Langley Dam 'is working'

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office stated Thursday evening that the controlled release of water from Langley Dam is working.
By Doug Stutsman

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Court rules in probation case

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision this morning concluding that it is legal for local courts to contract with private companies to supervise offenders on probation for minor ...
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