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Monday, May 11, 2015

Former caregiver pleads guilty to theft from 95-year-old

Teri R. Watts, 40, was sentenced to 10 years of probation and will have to repay the victim $7,900.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, May 8, 2015

Man denied bond again

A bond request by Ronnie Lee Jones was again denied Friday for the man accused of setting a woman on fire and later forcing her to have sex.
By Sandy Hodson

Man seeks sentence reduction

When Melvin Boyd pleaded guilty in 2001, the judge agreed to consider a reduction in his sentence if he testified truthfully against any co-defendants. Boyd says he did testify but the motion for ...
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Judge reserves ruling on immunity in Augusta homicide case

At the conclusion of a two-day hearing in Richmond County Superior Court, Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet said he would rule on the matter at a later time. 
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, May 4, 2015

2 get 20-year sentences for 2014 crime spree

Two Augusta men who robbed three people within 24 hours, leaving one victim paralyzed, pleaded guilty Monday.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Annual plant swap, sale Saturday

Pendleton King Park's 18th annual Plant Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public at the Franke Pavilion.
By Sandy Hodson

Guilty pleas entered in storage unit thefts

Two of the three men accused of of breaking into 17 storage units across Augusta last year, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Man indicted on driving charges in near fatal crash

A 24-year-old Augusta man accused of drunken driving when he caused a vehicle crash that nearly killed his friend was indicted this week.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Man to represent himself at trial

A man accused of attempting to rape a woman in a hospital restroom in 2009 will be allowed to represent himself at trial.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Family of murder victim still seeks answers

On Wednesday, the family, friends and former students of Emily Pestana-Mason will observe the sad anniversary of her death and worry again whether the person responsible for killing her will ever ...
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Boyfriend gets kid custody over mom

A woman in a custody battle for her daughter and two sons has lost her bid to sever the children's relationship with her former boyfriend.
By Sandy Hodson

Child molestation case in limbo

Psychologist Kenneth McPherson, 58, was named in two indictments that accuse him of child molestation in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011. McPherson has pleaded not guilty.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Garden Festival to embrace spring

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival begins today with vendors, landscapes designs, speakers, the tour of beautiful gardens and a couple of new events this year.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Augusta man faces new charges involving firearms

According to the indictment returned Tuesday by the Richmond County grand jury, Johnny Dinh, 23, is accused of endangering the safety of others Feb. 1 when he fired a shotgun in the air at a home ...
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

See flora, fauna and get tips at Sacred Heart Garden Festival

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival runs April 24-26 with another incredible selection of vendors, landscape designs, speakers, the tour of beautiful gardens and a couple of new events.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Con job at law firm to end criminal career

To put it in the words of the man who had trusted him like a brother, Richard Lee Owen is a really good con artist, one who honed his criminal skills for 45 years.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Parole board rescinds plan to free rapist in letter to DA

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Garden Festival set to bloom

Billie Murphy used to shun the ugly backyard of her condo, but now she spends every minute possible there in the fabulous garden. You can see the transformation, as well as the other outstanding ...
By Sandy Hodson

Convicted rapist scheduled to be paroled

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole is set to release Charles Ivey Jr., 54, according to a notice sent to the district attorney's office.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lawsuit filed over medical prison inmate's death

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Eda Quinones Julbe whose son, Gustava Julbe, was found dead, hanging by his neck in an isolation cell at Augusta State Medical Prison on ...
By Sandy Hodson
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Augusta woman arrested after punishing son for breaking curfew

The 13-year-old told police that he was forced to sleep on the concrete patio in the backyard of their home in the 3400 block of Monte Carlo Drive after he came home 15 minutes late for his 9 p.m. ...
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