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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pair denied bond in 2012 homicide

Ojore M. Adams, 22, and Damarkeo Lockhart, 21, were indicted on charges of murder, burglary and weapon violations in the Dec. 8, 2012, death of Hester Jackson.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Nearly half of nursing homes in area rated below average

Nine of the 20 homes in Richmond, Co­lum­bia and Aiken counties scored below average as of May 1, with six getting an overall rating of "much below average" from the Centers for Medicare ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Society will show off love for daylilies

Anyone who has struggled with rose bushes know that the best flowers are low maintenance, and perhaps the very best flower is the daylily.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tolbert appeal to be heard Tuesday

Terry Tolbert is appealing his Richmond County Superior Court conviction for the Jan. 26, 1996, shooting death of 22-year-old Shelley Griffin Jr.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, May 29, 2015

Inmate pleads guilty to prison rape

A former inmate at the Augusta State Medical Prison who raped another inmate has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Child molestation cases against child psychologist will proceed

Kenneth McPherson has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to seven counts of child molestation and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Paralegal's request delays sentencing

A last-minute request for the appointment of an attorney Thursday caused a delay in the sentencing of the paralegal who stole nearly $600,000 from the Vic Hawk Law Group and its clients.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Online sex sting cases sent to grand jury

After hearing from Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, a judge ruled probable cause existed to send the cases against 10 Operation Mayday suspects to the grand jury.
By Sandy Hodson

Inmate accused in 2002 unsolved Swainsboro homicide

Phillip Scott Kirby now stands formally accused of the brutal slaying of 38-year-old Emily Pestana-Mason the evening of April 29, 2002.
By Sandy Hodson

Man admits trying to join Islamic State

Leon Nathan Davis III, 37, admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court that he intended to join ISIS in Syria last November. The penalty for the federal crime is up to 15 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Former Richmond County coroner pleads guilty

Former Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Running ends with twice the prison term

Russell Benjamin was scheduled to plead guilty to a federal sex charge on Oct. 22, but earlier that morning he cut off his GPS monitoring leg bracelet and bolted
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

A 14th civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the private probation company Sen­tinel Offender Services, this time in the U.S. District Court’s Brunswick Division.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bond granted to two suspects in sex sting operation

A judge agreed to set $30,000 bonds Thursday for two people arrested this week in a sting operation that targeted adults seeking sexual contact with minors.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Five accused of $1 million loan conspiracy

The indictment names Michelle Sullivan, Danny Terrell Jr., Sherelle Blount, Corney Michelle Garnett and Jamerson B. Turner and accuses them of conspiring to commit wire fraud.
By Sandy Hodson

3 men face charges in sex crimes relating to minors

In unrelated cases, three men are facing federal charges involving the sexual abuse of children.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Part of murder statement may be inadmissible

Ezra Lay, 42, is scheduled to stand trial June 8 in Richmond County Superior Court where he has pleaded not guilty to murder.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied to defendants in sex sting operation

Each of the accused faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit child molestation as a result of Operation Mayday, a four-day joint undercover investigation.
By Sandy Hodson

Man to serve 3 years for 8-year-old's death

At the end of an emotional hearing, 21-year-old Scott W. Hancock was led out of the courtroom to begin serving a three-year prison term. 
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, May 18, 2015

Judge denies bond for stabbing suspect

A judge declined to set bond Monday for a man accused of stabbing an Augusta man seven times in the back.
By Sandy Hodson
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