Travis Highfield

Stories by Travis Highfield

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer demands blood donations

Even as blood donations dry up during the summer months, Grovetown resident Donna Morrow finds the time to give a little bit of herself to the community she lives in.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, July 7, 2014

Man shot on Dover Street

An Augusta man was hospitalized Monday after police say he was shot at least once the arm.
By Travis Highfield

2 more arrested in drive-by shooting

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a late Saturday shooting on Agerton Lane that wounded a 14-year-old boy.
By Travis Highfield

Gordon Highway gas station robbed Monday

Deputies say an unknown black man held a gas station attendant and one customer at gunpoint, getting away with a red pillow case stuffed with cash.
By Travis Highfield

41 treated for fireworks-related injuries

The holiday weekend is over but the number of fireworks-related injuries is still climbing, officials at Doctors Hospital said Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Robbery report results in meth arrest

Two Augusta women who reported an armed robbery were arrested Sunday after police said they found the women to be in possession of methamphetamine.
By Travis Highfield

More officer-involved wrecks reported in 2014

Through the first five months of 2014, Richmond Coun­ty sheriff's deputies were involved in 68 accidents and were found at fault 38 times, according to documents provided by the city.
By Travis Highfield

Pardon Our Mess: Traffic congestion on Bobby Jones Expressway

Traffic becomes heavily congested because of lane closures and heavy equipment in the roadway.
By Travis Highfield

Man, 28, shot on Jonathan Circle

A 28-year-old Augusta man was hospitalized after being wounded in a shooting early Satur­day in the 3500 block of Jonathan Circle.
By Travis Highfield

Teen arrested in drive-by that injured 14-year-old

Deputies have arrested a teen who they say shot a 14-year-old outside Jimmy John’s on Agerton Lane late Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Boy, 14, shot outside of business

A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday night after being shot once in the upper chest during a drive-by shooting in front of Jimmy John's on Agerton Lane. The injuries weren't ...
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Holiday road checks see dramatic decline of DUI offenses

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office netted more than a dozen DUI offenders during a five-hour period Friday. The arrests resulted from road checks at three locations: Richmond Hill, Washington ...
By Travis Highfield

Man hit with 2-by-4 during fight

An Augusta man says he was struck by a 2-by-4 during a fight early Friday, and doctors said he was bleeding from the brain.
By Travis Highfield

15 treated for holiday-related injuries at burn center Friday

On Friday, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital treated 15 people that sustained injuries related to holiday festivities, spokeswoman Lindsay Thetford said.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 4, 2014

Officer feels at home in Blythe

John Wasson has done a fair bit of traveling in his law enforcement career and 19 years after that journey began, he has finally found the place that he feels most at home: Blythe.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fireworks-related burns common during July Fourth

Dr. Fred Mullins, the medical director of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, treated his first fireworks-related burn patient Tuesday and said his staff expects a surge during ...
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sheriff's office acquires surplus military equipment

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has acquired more than $3.4 million in surplus military equipment since late January without paying a dime out of its budget.
By Travis Highfield

Woman leaves child at park

A North Augusta woman has been accused of child neglect after police say she left her daughter alone at a park while she went to work.
By Travis Highfield

Ex-principal charged with shoplifting

A former North Augusta High School principal has again found himself in hot water after police say he attempted to shoplift an Aiken Kroger supermarket.
By Travis Highfield

Deputy on leave after child uses his Taser

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after officials say a child handling a department-issued Taser accidentally discharged the weapon, injuring another child.
By Travis Highfield