Travis Highfield

Stories by Travis Highfield

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Foundation donates Tasers to police

The Deputy J.D. Paugh Foundation presented the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office with state-of-the-art taser equipment valued at nearly $2,700. 
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Police ease way into 'slowpoke' law

Law enforcement officers are putting more emphasis on educating motorists of Georgia's "slowpoke" law instead of issuing citations, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Firefighter raises pass first hurdle

A proposal to boost the salaries of Augusta firefighters will have its day in front of the full commission next week after the public safety committee voted Monday to pass the item on consent.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Augusta woman reports armed robbery

Deputies say a man robbed an Augusta woman at gunpoint Friday, stealing cash and more than $2,100 worth of jewelry from her home.
By Travis Highfield

School safety chief touts restructure

Last year, Alfonzo Williams announced that he would conduct a massive overhaul of the Richmond County School Safety department to cut down on inefficiencies and increase accountability. 
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Unreported crimes skew statistics

You might want to use a little more caution when perusing the latest crime statistics. A university professor said you might not be getting the whole picture.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta-area author Shivers dies at 84

Augusta-area novelist and Georgia Regents University writer-in-residence Louise Shivers died Saturday morning of heart complications, family members confirmed. She was 84.
By Travis Highfield

Grovetown escapees captured

Two inmates who escaped the Grovetown Department of Public Safety Detention Center late Friday are back in police custody, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fire Department raises sought

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county’s public safety committee Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, July 24, 2014

School safety officers prep for new year

The officers of the Richmond County School Safety and Security Department returned to the classroom Tuesday, only this time, as students.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Roundtree, GRU professor to discuss serial killer case on TV

On Thursday, the Reinaldo Rivera case will be the feature of an episode of "Southern Fried Homicide," which runs on Investigation Discovery.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Suspect in home invasion arrested

Eric James Harlan, 26, who was shot during a home invasion at Butler Creek mobile home park last week was arrested on charges of aggravated assault.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, July 21, 2014

Beech Island shooting suspect arrested

A suspect in last week's Beech Island shooting was arrested at the home of a family member, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inmate found with marijuana, officers say

Deputies say an inmate at the Richmond County Correctional Institution was found in possession of marijuana Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Man shot twice in attempted robbery at home

An Augusta man was hospitalized Sunday after being shot twice during an armed robbery, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Southern Nationals drag boat races are family affair

Scott Creswell has witnessed the Augusta Southern Nationals since its inception 28 years ago. He now shares his passion with his growing family.
By Travis Highfield

Sheriff's office to transfer funds to 911 center

Concerned that the center won't meet its budgetary commitments, Sheriff Richard Roundtree has extended a helping hand in the form of a $54,000 funds transfer.
By Travis Highfield

Pardon Our Mess: Uprooted tree at Warren Road Community Center

An uprooted tree that fell during a February ice storm left a gaping hole near a heavily traveled walkway.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, July 19, 2014

200 panties stolen from Victoria's Secret

Video shows the thief walking into the Augusta Mall store and stuffing a large bag with the merchandise, valued at $1,900.
By Travis Highfield

Outdoor Expo vendors relish attention

Kayaks, taxidermied animals and the occasional water skiing squirrel are what attracted thousands to the Augusta Outdoor Expo at the James Brown Arena Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Top headlines

Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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