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Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

GRU hit with age-discrimination suit

Anthony W. Duva, 66, alleges he was the only employee terminated in the Advancement Department as part of the workforce reduction plan. In the months before and after Duva's position was ...
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Justice delayed in Richmond State Court

In Richmond County State Court, a request for a trial can mean months - if not years - of delays.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Augusta business named in fraud indictment

A federal grand jury issued an indictment against Bennie W. Johnson, the vice president of Benchris & Associates. 
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied in hatchet slaying

Kenneth Howard, 47, has been in jail since his arrest on charges of murder and burglary in the Oct. 20 slaying of 33-year-old Emily Newbegin inside a vacant mobile home at 308 Carmell Place.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Man sentenced to 8 years in jail for DUI crash

Chad Singleton was sentenced to eight years in prison followed by 17 years on probation for causing a Nov. 30, 2013, crash that severly injured two people.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Former deputy arrested in shooting at store

A sheriff's deputy patrolling the Wal-Mart parking lot on Deans Bridge Road reported seeing Jessie Jackson fire a 12-gauge shotgun into the garden center of the store about 3:50 a.m. Wednesday.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Brother of man involved in steroid probe denied bond

Cameron "Ryan" Paquette, accused of two counts of making terroristic threats, was denied bond Tuesday.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Man gets 19 years for child molestation

The Richmond County Superior Court jury deliberated most of the day Friday before convicting Brian H. Ransom of one count of child molestation. The jury deadlocked 11-1, however, on a second count ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Wounded veteran sues over medical treatment

A wounded Iraq War veteran has filed suit against the government after discovering the seeping wound he endured for years resulted from a sponge left inside him after an operation at the Augusta ...
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Army officer sentenced for child porn

Second Lt. Cory Griffis, 23, pleaded guilty this year in U.S. District Court. On Wednesday, he apologized for being involved in child pornography.
By Sandy Hodson

Former dentist will remain in prison for two murders

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed Barton Corbin's petition for habeas corpus, finding Corbin missed a one-year deadline to file the petition.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Defendant in gang battle case pleads guilty

Jordan J. Lovett, 19, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges that included aggravated assault, unlawful gang activity and property damage.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Robbers get maximum terms

A Richmond County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old Willie Lee Cuyler Jr. and 29-year-old Andre Antonio Brown guilty of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary ...
By Sandy Hodson

Man accused of setting wife on fire denied bond

Ronnie Lee Jones, who has a history of violence against women dating back two decades, will remain in jail pending possible indictment and trial in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Firefighter sues over city overtime pay figures

On Friday in U.S. District Court, Robert D. Morris filed suit against the city. The petition seeks class-action certification on behalf of Morris and all other firefighters, more than 200, who ...
By Sandy Hodson

Bond granted in vehicular homicide case

Michael Acord was seriously injured, and his passenger, 44-year-old Regina L. Allen, was killed the night of May 27 in the Washington Square plaza parking lot.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Supreme Court reverses Augusta murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed an Augusta man's murder conviction.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Bond set in Carrie Street homicide

A judge set a $100,000 bond Friday for Robert Anderson Jr., who contends he fired in self-defense when confronted by an angry crowd. One person was killed.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Woman charged with running unlicensed care home

A woman suspected of running an unlicensed personal care home where residents may have been neglected, abused or exploited has been arrested. 
By Sandy Hodson
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