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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Life sentence in Augusta slaying

An Augustan convicted of murder late Tuesday afternoon has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nurse files whistle-blower suit

Kim Cheely filed the Richmond County State Court whistle-blower lawsuit March 9, alleging she was fired in retaliation for her insistence that the oncology unit and bone marrow transplant unit ...
By Sandy Hodson

Attorney fires up attack on private probation

After reading the scathing report about the police and municipal courts in Ferguson, Mo., the Augusta attorney leading the legal battle against private probation reached out to U.S. Attorney ...
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 23, 2015

Murder trial begins for Augusta man

Not long after Jhalil King got the best of Dameino Roberts in a fistfight last September, someone shot King to death. A jury began hearing evidence Mon­day to determine whether Roberts is ...
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A look at 'unexpected' deaths in community care homes

The Augusta Chronicle requested the investigative reports of all 2013 deaths of developmentally disabled people living in community-based care homes.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, March 20, 2015

Augusta teen convicted of murder in 2012 shooting

An Augusta teen accused of murder in the Aug. 3, 2012, shooting death of 30-year-old Anthony King was convicted Friday afternoon.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Robbery spree suspect gets 25 years

A young Augusta man who committed a slew of armed holdups - shooting at a sheriff's officer while fleeing from one robbery - pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2012 crimes.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 16, 2015

Man pleads guilty in shooting

Dominique D. Ellis, 27, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to terroristic threats and a weapons charge in exchange for a sentence of three years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Teen's murder trial to begin

Jeremiah E. Kelly has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges of murder, aggravated assault and weapon violations.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Family wants SC to prosecute 2 for murder

Shannon Devon Patton and Daniel Joseph Newton were never indicted in South Carolina for the murder of Jack Murray and will be up for parole in Georgia next year. 
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, March 13, 2015

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Daniell F. Simmons, 27, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter and a weapon charge. When he completes his prison term Simmons will serve five years on probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied in Augusta murder case

An Augusta man accused of killing an elderly relative and trying to kill his wife of 32 years was denied bond Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Guilty plea in $600,000 embezzlement

Richard Owen, a paralegal at the Vic Hawk law firm from 2007 to 2012, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 9, 2015

Paralegal accused of taking close to $600,000

A paralegal accused of stealing $594,000 from a local law firm and its clients insisted on representing himself as his trial in U.S. District Court began Monday.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tuten indicted in federal court

Former Richmond County Coroner Grover E. Tuten Jr., who is facing charges of theft and violating his oath of office, has been indicted in federal court.
By Sandy Hodson

Fired Augusta parks chief loses suit against city

U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall granted the city's request for summary judgment Tuesday, finding Tom Beck was unable to prove his 2012 firing violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Man tries to convince judge to reduce sentence after 49th arrest

In Richmond County Superior Court, Teddie Scarborough pleaded guilty again, this time to entering an automobile with the intent to commit a crime.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 2, 2015

Grisham tells Augusta lawyers to keep up probation fight

The writer known for such books on courtroom drama as "A Time to Kill" and "Runaway Jury", offered attorneys John Bell and Jack Long encouragement in a letter.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Bond denied for robbery suspect

A man involved in a fatal kidnapping nearly 13 years ago was denied bond Friday on new charges filed in a recent robbery attempt that left the victim with gunshot and knife wounds.
By Sandy Hodson

Baseball bat attack leads to revoked probation, prison time

James Bush, 52, has been indicted on the new charge of aggravated assault for attacking John Morrison with a baseball bat on Oct. 6
By Sandy Hodson
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