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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Employee punched in face during store robbery

A cashier was assaulted during a robbery at a Family Dollar on Saturday morning, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Man found shot after burglary call

Aiken police responding to a call about a burglary in progress found a man with a gunshot wound early Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

1 hospitalized after accidental shooting in Aiken

The Aiken Department of Pub­lic Safety is investigating an accidental shooting that sent one person, described only as a female, to a hospital Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Construction truck reported missing

An Evans-based construction company told deputies that a $40,000 water truck was missing from its Walton Way work site when workers arrived Monday, according to a report.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Man killed in Norris Lane shooting

Marion Levi Utley, 49, was shot at least once Sunday night. Police said they were seeking 60-year-old suspect Walter L. Johnson.
By Travis Highfield

Still no answers in 20-year-old homicide, officials say

Nearly 20 years after Lawrence Barrett's death, Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Glen Rahn said, investigators are still searching for clues that might lead them to his assailant.
By Travis Highfield

Man disappears while on Thurmond Lake

Law enforcement agencies from Georgia and South Caro­lina have worked around the clock this weekend to find a man who went missing on Thurmond Lake late Saturday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sheriff's office holds Traffic Safety Awareness Day

Lt. Ramone Lamkin, who oversees the department's traffic division, said the event was created to help facilitate the first of three phases regarding traffic safety: education.
By Travis Highfield

Man hospitalized after stabbing at Augusta hotel

Two attackers rushed into a room at a Deans Bridge Road hotel early Saturday and stabbed a man twice, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, May 1, 2015

Concealed carry bills could open reciprocity between states

As those bills move on to the Senate for consideration, some officials are a bit torn on which one they would prefer to see become law.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, April 27, 2015

Death of man in October ruled accidental

The death of a quadriplegic man in October has been ruled accidental, authorities said Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Judge remembered for his service

Friends of retired Richmond County Probate Judge Isaac "Buddy" Jolles extended their condolences Sunday for a man they say emphasized service while in office.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apollo 13 commander, flight director speak at GRU

James Lovell, the mission's commander, and Apollo 13 flight control director Gene Kranz shared their experiences Saturday as part of Georgia Re­gents University's Alumni Weekend.
By Travis Highfield

Wrens man shot during robbery

A 46-year-old Wrens man was shot during a robbery while walking on Amsterdam Drive early Saturday, and Richmond County police are searching for two suspects.
By Travis Highfield

Study finds distractions major factor in teen crashes

A recent video study on teen motorists found distractions to be four times more prevalent than previously reported, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, April 24, 2015

3-year-old completes '1,000 Books' program

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which began in libraries across the state in October, is designed to push parents to read to their young children. 
By Travis Highfield

GRU students rally to support grieving Georgia Southern

About 300 other students from GRU's College of Nursing gathered Friday to pay their respects to five Georgia Southern students who were killed in a crash.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Apollo 13 astronaut, flight director at GRU

Two men noted for their roles in the Apollo 13 moon mission will speak at Georgia Regents University’s Maxwell Theatre on Saturday as part of the school’s alumni weekend.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, April 20, 2015

National Weather Service confirms tornadoes in Augusta area

A National Weather Service survey team determined that a tornado touched down Sunday in Aiken, another hit Burke and Richmond counties and a third hit Edgefield County.
By Travis Highfield

3 women bound, robbed

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking two men who entered an Augusta home, bound three women and left with cash and personal items.
By Travis Highfield
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