Stories by Stephen N. Dethrage

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012

Local gun violence rates high

It’s three times more likely that a gun will be involved in an aggravated assault in Rich­mond County than the nation as a whole, according to the latest crime data from the FBI.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012

Officers prepare for violent situations

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Health Science University police are holding simulations together this week to give the officers experience responding to fluid violent situations.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Sikh interfaith prayer vigil set for Friday

Members of the local Sikh community are holding a night of interfaith prayer and a candlelight vigil for victims of religious hate crime Friday night at Gurdwara Guru Singh Sabha on Evans To Locks ...
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Monday, Aug 6, 2012

Mother wants justice for slain son

Janice Jones' son Anthony King was shot and killed in Harrisburg on Friday night in what the Richmond County Sheriff's Department called a carjacking gone wrong.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Haircuts, supplies get schoolchildren ready

Hundreds of children, along with their parents, participated in the Foxie 103 Jamz Cuts Back to School Bash at May Park.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012

Poker champion Boulus dies

A poker champion, Augusta businessman and role model to teenagers died Sunday, but his family and friends said he can still be seen in the lives he touched during his 77 years of life.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012

Woman with 2-year-old accused of shoplifting

A Trenton, S.C., woman - with her 2-year-old daughter in tow - was arrested at the North Augusta Walmart on Wednesday after being accused of trying to steal a baby monitor.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Girls robbed after refusing to buy pot

Two Augusta teenagers told police they were robbed and later assaulted after refusing to buy marijuana Thursday in the parking lot of the Walmart on Dean's Bridge Road.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012

Augusta Chick-fil-A runs out of food

"Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" resulted in a surge of customers so large that the restaurant on Robert C. Daniel Parkway sold everything it had and closed two hours early.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Elections chief drops in on local voters

There were no problems reported this morning as voters headed to the polls in Georgia's Democrat and Republican primaries.
By Stephen N. Dethrage and Steven Uhles

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Teen wanted in attempted house break-in

Richmond County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a 17-year-old charged with attempted burglary and obstruction
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Authorities looking for missing woman

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing Augusta woman. Police say that Djibrine Tieshia Hutchins, a 34-year-old black woman, left her home on Wheeler ...
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Camp caters to asthma patients

At the Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp, medical professionals and students combine asthma education with regular camp activities, such as hiking, fishing and swimming.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ride the Bus Day attracts few

The Augusta Bus Rider's Association drew a slim crowd to a meeting at a Washington Road Kmart on Monday aimed at exposing the daily struggles of those who depend on public transportation.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Candidates discuss safety

Six candidates hoping to replace retiring Sheriff Ronnie Strength gave their thoughts on potential solutions to downtown safety at a debate put on by the NAACP.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Group wants residents to try transit

The Augusta Bus Riders Association is planning a Ride the Bus Day and inviting residents to board a bus at noon Monday from work or home.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

School board raises meal prices, appoints 4 principals

The Richmond County Board of Education raised the prices of school meals and approved the appointment of four principals in its monthly meeting Tuesday.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Monday, July 16, 2012

GOP candidates see limited fed role

Three of the Republicans seeking to win Georgia's 12th Congressional District said Monday they believed the federal government had no role in overseeing the education and welfare of children.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Couple outsmart armed robbers

A couple in their 20s foiled an attempt by two armed men to rob them early this morning.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Union raises $12,500 for cancer patient

The Augusta Professional Firefighters union presented a check for $12,500 to cancer patient Cindy Tomaszewski, the wife of Sgt. Michael Tomaszewski.
By Stephen N. Dethrage
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