Stories by Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Use care around fire on Thanksgiving

"It's very important for people to use common sense," said Dee Griffin, spokeswoman for the Augusta Fire Department.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspects sought in television thefts

Three men stole five televisions Sunday from the Wal-Mart on Wrightsboro Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Busy highways this holiday

For the seventh straight year, an increase in travelers is expected this Thanksgiving holiday.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Dye carried lessons of ARC to Bulldogs

Tucked away on 940 acres, Pat Dye spends most days wearing duck boots and Carhardt pants. At 76, his days of coaching have come and gone. His days of planting, however, are in full force.
By Doug Stutsman

Concert raises money for Empty Stocking

The holiday season officially began Sunday for Margaret Wilson. Wilson, 85, has attended the Empty Stocking Concert for more than two decades and she kept her tradition alive this weekend at First ...
By Doug Stutsman

Murder Mystery: The death of Jimmy Harper

More than two decades later, Jimmy Harper's death remains one of seven unsolved homicides in Richmond County from 1993.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta woman jailed after trying to steal Disney doll

An Augusta woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly attempting to steal a Disney doll from an area business.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

River Ridge Elementary hoping for visit from UGA player

River Ridge Elementary is trying to get Georgia Bulldog wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who has written a children's book, to visit the Evans school.
By Doug Stutsman

Teens charged with armed robbery outside hospital

A pair of Augusta teenagers remained in custody Thursday night after being accused of robbing two victims at gunpoint Wednesday outside University Hospital.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Augusta man robbed, dragged by vehicle

An Augusta man who was robbed and dragged by a vehicle along Dyer Street told deputies he was just trying to help the driver with change for a $20 bill.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Augusta home ransacked, jewelry stolen

About 3 p.m., deputies responded to the 3300 block in Tanglewood Drive, where more than $1,000 of jewelry had been taken from the residence, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office ...
By Doug Stutsman

Trenton man accused of stealing from Aiken home

John Lennon Sharpe, 32, has been charged with grand larceny, according to a statement from Aiken County Detective Jeremy Hembree.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Augusta man arrested in attack on pregnant wife

Shawdell Brewer, 33, is accused of attacking his wife in front of their 3- and 13-year-old sons
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Documentary to focus on artist's "Happy" campaign

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, two blocks of 10th Street - between Broad and Greene streets - will be used for filming a parade scene for a documentary called Happy: A Small Film with A Big Smile.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

World War II veteran proud of service

Now, at 94 years old, being a veteran brings camaraderie to George Reese.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Concert pays tribute to World War II veterans

More than 600 guests flocked to St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Sunday, and each was offered a seven-page program. The headline of the booklet said it all - 1945: Peace.
By Doug Stutsman

Chase ends in arrest on weapon, drug charges

An Augusta man who crashed his moped while fleeing police Friday was arrested on charges including possession of a firearm on school grounds, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Man fired stolen gun into air downtown, police say

A Kentucky man was arrested early Saturday for firing gunshots in downtown Augusta, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man's bicycle stolen at gunpoint

Henry Grant, 51, of Hall Street, said he was riding his bicycle on Watkins Street when a black man in his 20s pointed a handgun at him and demanded he get off the bicycle, according to an incident ...
By Doug Stutsman

Hephzibah man arrested in beer theft

Michael Andrew May, 47, was seen walking into Gary's Get It To Go at 3379 Milledge­ville Road and fleeing with two 30- packs of Bud Light, according to an incident report.
By Doug Stutsman
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