Stories by Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Richmond, Columbia counties offer cooking oil recycling

Richmond and Columbia counties are holding recycling events for Thanksgiving cooking oil, according to Pam Tucker, county director of emergency and operations division.
By Doug Stutsman

Armed suspect sought in Family Dollar robbery

Approximately 9:29 p.m., officers responded to 1991 Broad Street where a black man allegedly robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint and then fled on foot, according to Richmond County dispatch.
By Doug Stutsman

Club donates teddy bears to comfort kids

Stuffed bears will be donated on scene to children involved in car accidents or cases of family abuse. The plan is for every patrol car in the South Augusta Precinct, as well as Hephzibah, to have ...
By Doug Stutsman

Officials urge Thanksgiving Day safety

Between 2009 and 2011, home fires occurred nearly twice as often - 1.9 times more - on Thanksgiving than any day of the year, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Man sought in cellphone theft

Police are searching for a man accused of stealing a woman's cellphone Monday while they waited for a job interview for a position at McDonalds.
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
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