Stories by Doug Stutsman

Officials stress safety of football games in Richmond County

Richmond County schools safety officials take offense at perception among some that attending high school football games is unsafe.
By Doug Stutsman

DaVitte family thanks community for support

Bill DaVitte, 55, was fatally shot during a carjacking Aug. 14 while he and wife, Jenny, were turning on the sprinkler system at Marvin United Methodist Church.
By Doug Stutsman

Man's body found in Burke County

Burke County officials have confirmed that a body was found Thursday afternoon in Keysville. According to Sgt. Dedric Smith, an elderly man wondered off from his residence and was located in the ...
By Doug Stutsman

Residents, officials see progress in goat project

In just a week since nine goats were assigned to eat overgrown vegetation at an Augusta detention pond, officials and area residents are already noticing a difference.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Robbery suspect uses fire extinguisher to cover prints

Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a beauty salon. The incident, which was reported Monday morning, occurred at J Girls Beauty Salon on the 4200 block of Windsor Spring Road ...
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Pardon Our Mess: Overgrown grass at Bon Air

Grass and weeds are overgrown next to the sidewalk by Bon Air Apartments.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Multi-car crash closes one lane on I-20

Dispatch confirmed Friday evening that a traffic accident has shut down one lane on Interstate 20 eastbound. The accident - which occurred at 9:16 p.m. - involves eight cars.
By Doug Stutsman

Structure fire reported in North Augusta

Officials have confirmed that crews have contained a structure fire in North Augusta. Approximately 8:39 p.m., fire crews responded to 1803 Curtis Drive in reference to a blaze.
By Doug Stutsman

20-year-old in custody after shooting incident in Richmond County

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody following a shooting incident that injured one person Friday in Richmond County. 
By Doug Stutsman

29-year-old causes multiple crashes

A 29-year-old is facing charges after causing multiple car accidents Friday afternoon in Richmond County. 
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Suspect caught in Martinez church shooting

A suspect has been captured in Florida after a man was fatally shot and his wife injured Thursday night outside a Martinez church.
By Doug Stutsman

Man robbed outside skate park

Richmond County deputies are searching for a male suspect accused of “robbing a man by force” Wednesday outside a local business.
By Doug Stutsman

Tree falls, closes Wheeler Road

Richmond County sheriff's deputies have closed parts of Wheeler Road after a tree fell across the road and onto power lines near Westminster School.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Soldiers take part in explosive chemical mission drill

As six explosions rang out, yellow smoke rose above Field 23 to simulate a chemical, biological and explosive-type mission. Specialist Daniel Redburn and his three-member team searched for ...
By Doug Stutsman

Teen crashes rear of school bus

A 19-year-old female was hospitalized Wednesday after crashing into a Richmond County school bus.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Deputies searching for accused kidnapper, missing child at Lake Olmstead Park

Deputies are searching for a man accused of kidnapping a two-year-old Tuesday evening from Lake Olmstead Park. He was last seen running with the child towards Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Arrest in mountain lion case

Billy J. Lunsford, 55, was arrested on a charge of providing false information to a public safety officer after he said his black, domesticated mountain lion was stolen.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Local actor appears in 'Step Up: All In'

Fourteen years after graduating from Lakeside High School, Stephen Jones has caught his break. Jones, is Jasper Tarik in the upcoming 3-D dance film "Step Up: All In."
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Augusta man says he was shot at while working on vehicle

An Augusta man says he was shot at Wednesday while working in the backyard of a residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Sheriff's office warns of Green Dot scam

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Wednesday about callers scamming money from residents through Green Dot debit cards.
By Doug Stutsman

Top headlines

Commission to discuss Jackson replacement Monday

Mayor Pro tem Corey Johnson requested the issue be addressed at Monday's called commission meeting at 11:30 a.m., according to clerk Lena Bonner.
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