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Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Car catches fire in Aiken County crash

Aiken County sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Beaver Dam Road that caused one vehicle to catch fire, dispatch said.
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Accord tops list of stolen vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual report on the 10 most stolen vehicles in the country earlier this month, and some residents say they aren't surprised with what they saw.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Chief seeks approval for truck refurbishment

The Augusta Fire Department is hoping to resurrect one of its aerial ladder trucks within a year, and the only thing standing in its way is the commission's approval.
By Travis Highfield

Firefighters battle structure fire on Boykin Road

Firefighters are working to douse a structure fire on Boykin Street, officials say.
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Shooting on Carrie Street; 1 dead

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after one man was shot dead on Carrie Street late Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

Augusta Commissioners are expected today to set the county's millage rate and discuss a replacement for Joe Jackson, who resigned his District 6 seat last week.
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Teen hurt in lake accident still critical

A 14-year-old boy injured in a personal watercraft accident last week on Thurmond Lake remains in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Brother shot in argument over woman, police say

Police say a man has been hospitalized after his brother shot him during an argument over a woman early Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Military-grade equipment concerns some

Thanks to the 1033 Program, which has been run by the Defense Logistics Agency since 1995, some of the same equipment used in the Ferguson, Mo., protests is owned by law enforcement agencies in ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Columbia County coroner to borrow trailer instead of buy one

After expressing interest in purchasing a "mobile morgue" earlier in the week, Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said he'll save some money by borrowing one owned by the Richmond County ...
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Man sought in counterfeiting operation

Aiken County authorities are seeking a man who they say ran a money counterfeiting operation out of his Ridgecrest Road home.
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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Coroner granted funds to offset transportation costs

The Richmond County Coroner's Office will get some relief now that it can access funds collected through a partnership with Georgia Regents Medical Center.
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Commission votes no on property tax hike

A proposal calling for a 1.75-mill property tax increase was shot down by city commissioners Tuesday after nearly two hours of debate.
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Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Firefighters respond to blaze at lumber mill

Firefighters were called to a blaze at West Fraser Lumber Mill that resulted in no injuries Monday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Man arrested after lengthy standoff

A Wilkes County man accused of running his girlfriend off the road was arrested at his home Sunday after a lengthy standoff involving several law enforcement agencies.
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Charges revealed in hit-and-run, I-20 wreck

Police revealed charges Sun­day against a man they say was involved in a hit-and-run on Wash­ington Road, then caused a wreck that left two vehicles overturned on Interstate 20 on Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Sheriff's office hopes for state certification this year

Among Sheriff Richard Roundtree's 10 goals when he took office was to run an agency that was state certified within his first term. Though it was once a pipe dream, he's on the verge of doing a ...
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GRU tissue donor service offers life after death

Broken by the fact that she wouldn’t see her daughter again, Katie Johns said, her spirits were lifted when then-Deputy Coroner Johnny Mc­Don­ald told her about Geor­gia Regents ...
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Funeral set for Martinez man slain outside church

Services have been announced for a Martinez man fatally shot Thursday night during a carjacking in front of a local church where he and his wife had gone to turn on the sprinkler system.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

1 injured in shooting on Wheeless Road

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that hospitalized one person Saturday.
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Officers tell of trauma from taking life

Although every experience is different, officers who take a life often experience severe bouts of depression, alcoholism, marital problems, sleepless nights and feelings of being alone in the ...
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