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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Driver who fled traffic stop sentenced

A Hephzibah man accused of endangering two sheriff's officers while attempting to flee a traffic stop was sentenced Thursday to a prison term.
By Sandy Hodson

Child abuser headed to prison

An Augusta man who beat his children and sexually assaulted a girl between the ages of 8 and 11 refused to admit his guilt Thursday, but he did enter a plea that spared the children from ...
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 29, 2015

Court upholds Augusta murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Augusta man was fairly tried and convicted of murder in 2012.
By Sandy Hodson

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pardon Our Mess: Utility markings

Across Augusta, painted lines and symbols mar sidewalks and roads.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bond granted in domestic stabbing

Whitney Woodward, 29, has been held in jail since May 30 on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Man gets life, no parole in niece's death

A jury found a Navy veteran and the father of eight children guilty of malice murder Thursday for the death of his 17-month-old niece.
By Sandy Hodson

Probation company has another lawsuit filed against it

A traffic stop that led to a woman's false arrest and imprisonment in Richmond County is the basis for a new civil rights lawsuit against Sentinel Offender Services.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jury deliberating Augusta murder case

A jury continues deliberations Thursday to determine if a Navy veteran accused of causing the death of his niece is guilty of murder.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 22, 2015

Trial begins for man accused in niece's death

A murder trial began Monday for an Augusta man accused of causing the death of his 17-month-old niece.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, June 19, 2015

River Watch wrong-way driver found guilty

After deliberating four hours, the jury in the River Watch Parkway wrong-way driver case found Mo­nique Sullivan guilty Friday of charges including felony murder.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman pleads guilty to arson

A woman accused of burning down her estranged significant other's home pleaded guilty Friday in Richmond County Superior Court to first-degree arson.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ex-prison worker indicted for inmate relationship

A former employee of the Augusta State Medical Prison has been indicted on charges linked to a personal relationship with one of the inmates.
By Sandy Hodson

River Watch wrong-way driver trial nears conclusion

Closing arguments are expected Friday morning in Monique Sullivan's trial on murder and other charges.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Judge drops contempt citation, lists grievances

Superior Court Judge J. David Roper dropped the citation for contempt against Columbia County Clerk of Courts Cindy Mason then dropped allegations, accusing her of malfeasance in office.
By Sandy Hodson

Survivors testify in River Watch crash trial

For the two people who survived the horrific crash and several people who nearly collided with Monique Sullivan's vehicle, the trauma of that morning is seared into their memories.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Details of wreck emerge at trial

In the second day of Monique Sullivan's trial in Richmond County Superior Court, witnesses to the Dec. 10, 2012, wrong-way crash testified.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 15, 2015

Trial begins in 2012 River Watch Parkway crash case

Testimony is expected to begin in the trial of Monique Sullivan, 34, who is accused of driving the wrong way on River Watch Parkway in 2012, causing a crash.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ex-paralegal who stole from law firm gets 20 years in prison

The paralegal for an Augusta-area law firm who stole nearly $600,000 from the firm and its clients tried to talk his way out of trouble one more time Friday. But it didn't work.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Patient wins Augusta malpractice case

A Richmond County jury awarded more than $1.57 million Thursday to the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case.
By Sandy Hodson

Mother gets 10-year prison sentence for abusing 3-month-old child

An Augusta woman who left her 3-month-old covered in burns, bite marks and bruises and with a skull fracture and broken ribs pleaded guilty Thursday.
By Sandy Hodson
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