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Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Investigators seek Delmont Street intruder

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance in identifying a man who they say forced his way into an Augusta home Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Man, 35, arrested in Hephzibah shooting

An Augusta man is accused of aggravated assault after deputies say he shot another man on Laural Oak Drive late last month.
By Travis Highfield

Firefighters get Ebola training

In a news release Monday, the Augusta Fire Department announced each firefighter will be instructed on the origin of the disease and how to properly protect themselves if they are called to ...
By Travis Highfield

Mysterious death attributed to pre-existing condition

An Augusta man whose death was shrouded in mystery has now been attributed to a pre-existing medical condition.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Hundreds in Augusta, Aiken protest abortion

More than 200 locals took part in the 27th annual Life Chain, which brought together people in about 1,550 cities throughout the United States and Canada to celebrate life and protest abortion.
By Travis Highfield

Crime stats could be inaccurate reflection

Reports have violent crimes dropped in Richmond and Columbia counties for the second consecutive year in 2013, following a nationwide trend. 
By Travis Highfield

Shot fired in Bahama Drive holdup attempt

Richmond County sheriff's deputies say an attempted robbery led to a shot being fired on Bahama Drive late Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Man stabbed in Aiken County fight

A man was hospitalized Saturday after being stabbed during a fight in Aiken County, authorities say.
By Travis Highfield

Woman accused of using child to shoplift

An Augusta woman is accused of using an 8-year-old to shoplift underwear from a Wal-Mart on Friday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Man, 67, robbed inside home

A 67-year-old Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint at his home late Friday, losing about $400, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Gun buying trend fades

Gone are the days of empty gun racks and disgruntled customers, local firearms dealers say.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Inmate dies during hospital visit

A 55-year-old inmate died after being hospitalized earlier this week, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Hit-and-run suspect also accused of armed robbery

Aiken County sheriff's deputies say a hit and run suspect apprehended Friday is also accused of an armed robbery that happened earlier this week.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Westobou Festival opens

When U-Haul trucks of artwork rolled up at the Old Academy of Richmond County, Westobou Festival Director Kristi Jilson could hardly contain her excitement.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Sunday voting approved

The Richmond County Board of Elections voted to allow Sunday voting on Oct. 26.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Movie Memphis Belle takes to Augusta skies

Augusta-area residents will have the chance to experience the flying museum. Public flights will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and ground tours will take place afterward.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Richmond County police seek credit card thief

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect who they say used a stolen credit card at local Wal-Mart stores last month.
By Travis Highfield

Suspects fire shots in attempted robbery, police say

Richmond County sheriff's deputies say two Augusta men were shot at after an attempted armed robbery Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Brush fire closes Talatha Church Road for a time in Aiken

Fire investigators are expected to head Monday to the site of a fire on Talatha Church Road to search for a cause.
By Travis Highfield

Pardon Our Mess

Residents near a drainage ditch along Shallowford Place in Martinez say the ditch was widened by the county to prevent future flooding and has remained unkempt since.
By Travis Highfield
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