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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.
By Travis Highfield

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 ...
By Travis Highfield

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 ...
By Travis Highfield

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.
By Travis Highfield

Educators dedicate magnet school

In a small auditorium at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School, educators and community members celebrated all that has been achieved in the school's short history in a building ...
By Travis Highfield

Teen in critical condition after lake accident

A 14-year-old was airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center after being run over by a personal watercraft on Thurmond Lake on Saturday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Sheriff's office requesting 2 replacement motorcycles

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office hopes to replace two battered motorcycles to have traffic deputies riding easy. The Commission will get to green light the purchases next week.
By Travis Highfield

Fort Rucker team takes lead in officer's death investigation

The autopsy performed on 2nd Lt. Anthony Thomas Scardino, 27, was conducted by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Coroner requests funds to cover transportation costs, employee salary

In an effort to mitigate the impact of an absent medical examiner, Coroner Mark Bowen is requesting funding to help pay a part-time employee.
By Travis Highfield

Arrest warrant obtained for man who reported missing mountain lion

Police are seeking a North Augusta man who they say filed a false report of a missing mountain lion in Aiken Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

8 arrested in Lincoln County drug bust

A drug bust in Lincoln County netted  eight arrests, officials announced Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Woman arrested after armed robbery

An Augusta woman is accused of armed robbery after a man had two cellphones and his pants stolen early Sunday, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Accident on I-20 slows traffic in Columbia County

An overturned tractor-trailer is slowing traffic on Interstate 20 in Columbia County, dispatch confirmed.
By Travis Highfield

Missing mountain lion report faked, police say

Aiken County authorities searched for a missing mountain lion for most of the day Sunday, but there was one problem: It apparently didn't exist in the first place.
By Travis Highfield

Reunion features sibling centenarians

On Saturday, family from as far north as New York and as far south as Florida gathered at Eddie Williams' Heph­zibah home for this year's celebration of a family of centenarians.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Event organizer upset by Georgia law

Niki Watson collected 40 guns at last year’s Gun Buyback Day thinking she would never see them again. A little more than two months later, those guns were put on the auction block.
By Travis Highfield

Fire shuts down Peach Orchard Road

A blaze at a Peach Or­chard Road auto shop shut down traffic for more than an hour Saturday as firefighters worked to douse the flames.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Arson ruled out in Broad Street fire

The investigation into the Jan. 3 fire that destroyed the Brislan Building on Broad Street is incomplete, and the results do not point to arson as the cause.
By Travis Highfield

Top headlines

UGA jumps up in 2 polls

The University of Georgia made the second-biggest jump of all the teams in the two national ranking polls, both of which were released Tuesday.
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