Stories by Doug Stutsman

The Patch improving, sees increased membership

Since last March, membership at the public course has increased from 35 to 63, but remains about two-thirds less than the 180 members in 2011. In recent months, golfing groups such as "The Irish ...
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shepeard Center low on O-negative blood

The Sheapard Community Blood Center said it's down to a three-day supply of O-negative, the second major shortage this year.
By Doug Stutsman

Forum planned Monday for District 7 candidates

West Augusta Alliance will hold a forum for the District 7 commission candidates Monday.
By Doug Stutsman

Three men arrested in meth bust

Three men are facing charges of manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Country music artists perform for area Alzheimer's patients

Sitting at the end of a wooden piano bench, Canaan Smith placed a guitar in his lap and instructed audience members to have some fun. 
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Homicide rate declining in Richmond County

After one January homicide, Augusta matched that total in February, marking Richmond County's lowest first-two month total in six years.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Teacher arrests stun Burke County High School

In less than 10 months, three Burke County High School teachers have been arrested on charges ranging from theft to aggravated child molestation to electronically furnishing obscene material to ...
By Doug Stutsman

Leon Ellison's 1994 death remains a mystery

It has been 21 years, but former Richmond County Investigator Kenneth Boose still remembers the slaying of Leon Ellison.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Five arrested in Jefferson County following drug raid

Five people are being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center following a drug raid Thursday in Wadley.
By Doug Stutsman

GEMA sends Augusta $3 million for debris cleanup

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency wrote the City of Augusta a $3 million check on Feb. 16 to go towards the debris removal project for last year's ice storm.
By Doug Stutsman

Annual Aiken Lobster Race to take year off

The annual Aiken Lobster Race has been postponed until 2016, according to a post Friday afternoon on its Facebook Page.
By Doug Stutsman

Warrenville man crashes car into building, charged with DUI

A Warrenville man has been charged with DUI after crashing into the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center early Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Two Aiken County sheriff's K-9s die

Sampson, a 12-year-old bloodhound, was euthanized after battling cancer, and 5-year-old Nico was killed in a hit-and-run accident.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

RCSO investigating theft of Augusta National photos, James Brown autographs

An Augusta woman says thousands of dollars' worth of James Brown autographs and Augusta National Golf Club photographs were stolen from her rental property.
By Doug Stutsman

RCSO warns of robberies targeting delivery drivers

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is warning businesses of a recent trend of armed robberies to fast-food delivery drivers.
By Doug Stutsman

Reynolds and Broad streets reopen

After a week and a half of railroad construction, the intersection of Sixth and Reynolds streets, as well as Sixth and Broad streets, have reopened to traffic.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Sheriff's Office collects illegal road signs

In an effort to clean Augusta, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office partnered with the License & Inspections Department on Tuesday and Wednesday to remove all signs on street corners, public ...
By Doug Stutsman

Two middle school students charged with gun possession

Aiken Public Safety investigators charged two middle school students Wednesday with possessing a gun on school grounds.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man named Presidential Leadership Scholar

Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of Augusta-based America's Warrior Partnership, has been named one of 60 of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Suspect sought for armed robbery

A suspect is sought after an armed robbery at an area apartment complex. Gregory Sellers, 23, allegedly pointed a 38-calibor revolver at a juvenile and told the victim "give me what you got."
By Doug Stutsman
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