Stories by Doug Stutsman

Friday, May 22, 2015

Man wanted in 2012 slaying

Ojore Adams, 22, of Louisville, Ga., is wanted in connection with the 2012 murder of Hester Jackson, who was a guard for Wackenhut at Savannah River Site.
By Doug Stutsman

Bartram Trail to receive $100,000 for improvements

The Bartram Trail's Petersburg Trailhead is receiving more than $100,000 worth of improvements, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Woman takes electronics, leaves them next door

Deputies are searching for a woman accused of stealing electronics from the Salvation Army and leaving them at a nearby business.
By Doug Stutsman

Autopsy results inconclusive in Aiken County suspicious death

Lauren McKinney, 28, was found in her Glendale Terrace Apartment around noon Tuesday.
By Doug Stutsman

Burglary suspects wanted for North Augusta break-ins

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is asking for help in locating a pair of burglary suspects.
By Doug Stutsman

Warrant for arrest canceled for teacher

A bench warrant has been canceled for former Burke County teacher Debra Tanksley.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teacher accused of theft resigns

The Burke County Board of Education has accepted the resignation of teacher and assistant football coach Eric Luke.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Augusta woman dies in motorcycle crash

Deanna Kimball Strawhorn-Yount, 43, was thrown from her Harley-Davidson after hitting a guard rail on Highway 28, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Teens make statement in anti-gun 5K

People of all ages were invited to the 5K held by Dream Builders of America's Youth, but each teen participant was asked beforehand to sign a pledge speaking out against gun violence.
By Doug Stutsman

Stun gun shocked shoplifting suspect 5 times

A Waynesboro man was shocked with a stun gun five times after trying to shoplift aftershave at Wal-Mart, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Man thrown out of home threw punches, police say

A man told he was no longer welcome in an Augusta home punched the occupant in the head, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Aiken County gets pair of K-9s

After the deaths of two explosive-detecting canines since 2013, Aiken County has received two more specialty dogs, according to Sgt. Jason Feemster.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thousands taken from safe at local business

Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of taking $6,500 from Christmas Tree Shops.
By Doug Stutsman

Two charged with stealing fake eyelashes

Two Augusta women were arrested Saturday after being accused of trying to steal fake eyelashes from an area business.
By Doug Stutsman

One remains in critical condition after weekend car crash

One person remains in critical condition after a weekend car crash in Waynesboro.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Shop owner's 2003 slaying remains unsolved

On Aug. 15, 2003, Yang Han, 53, was shot to death by an unknown man who came around the corner of Han's convenience store - J.C. Food Store on Golden Camp Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, May 9, 2015

North Augusta officials talk body cameras

One week after body cameras became a requirement for every North Augusta sworn officer, Sgt. Luke Sher­man can't think of many disadvantages.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, May 8, 2015

Area teachers thankful for Colbert's help

From Beech Island to North Augusta to Aiken, more than two dozen area educators are benefiting from comedian Stephen Colbert's surprise gift to South Carolina teachers.
By Doug Stutsman

Overnight police record clerks balance career, family

During the past 12 months, sacrifice has become the norm for Ta­wanda Lewis. Lewis calls her position "a job I love." Her occupation, however, came with a price.
By Doug Stutsman

7 Richmond County homicides so far in 2015

The homicide total in Richmond County is on a slightly slower pace than last year.
By Doug Stutsman
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