Stories by Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

Pardon Our Mess: Construction on Old Waynesboro Road

Confusing intersection and pavement markings along the Highway 56 construction zone on Old Waynesboro Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Car strikes man on bicycle

A man riding a bicycle was struck Friday evening in Richmond County. About 9:30 p.m., the unknown victim was illegally crossing Milledgeville Road, near Olive Road, when he was grazed by a ...
By Doug Stutsman

Dropped bag of heroin leads to arrest

An Augusta man is in custody after dropping a bag of heroin in the lobby of a Quality Inn in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Suspect ransacked home, stole televisions

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for an unidentified suspect accused of stealing three flat-screen televisions and a PlayStation 2 on Thursday from an Augusta home. 
By Doug Stutsman

Area to see heightened road patrol this Labor Day

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lewis Blanchard clearly outlined the mission for the holiday weekend. "Our goal is to save lives," Blanchard said.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Investigators make arrest in 2013 burglary case

Aiken County deputies arrested a 32-year-old woman Wednesday on charges of first-degree burglary and grand larceny.
By Doug Stutsman

UGA legend Magill remembered by friends

With a celebration of Dan Magill's life set for noon Thursday at Athens Country Club, two of Magill's close friends, Jack Bauerle and Allen Miller, shared personal memories of the man.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Woman arrested for shoplifting perfume

Danniell Lashall Kelly, 26, admitted to stealing two bottles of perfume in an effort to return the stolen items to receive store credit on a gift card. 
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Two men sought in armed robbery

A victim told deputies that Deondre Brown and Donquese Moore, both of Augusta, beat him up and robbed him on the 2900 block of Newman Drive, according to an incident report.
By Doug Stutsman

Man arrested after fleeing deputies twice

Officers arrested a Hephzibah man Friday afternoon who fled twice from Richmond County deputies.
By Doug Stutsman

Goat project looking good

In just more than 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

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Officials stress safety of football games

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

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

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Commissioners seek attorney general's opinion on SPLOST

Two Augusta commissioners are seeking an opinion from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on the city's disbursement of sales tax proceeds to non-profits.
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