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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sheriff's office acquires surplus military equipment

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has acquired more than $3.4 million in surplus military equipment since late January without paying a dime out of its budget.
By Travis Highfield

Woman leaves child at park

A North Augusta woman has been accused of child neglect after police say she left her daughter alone at a park while she went to work.
By Travis Highfield

Ex-principal charged with shoplifting

A former North Augusta High School principal has again found himself in hot water after police say he attempted to shoplift an Aiken Kroger supermarket.
By Travis Highfield

Deputy on leave after child uses his Taser

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after officials say a child handling a department-issued Taser accidentally discharged the weapon, injuring another child.
By Travis Highfield

Update: Dixon Airline Road reopened

A gas leak shut down the road earlier today.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, June 30, 2014

Holiday travel boom expected

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to scale back construction during the holiday travel period, but motorist this season may be replacing one headache with another as gas prices are ...
By Travis Highfield

Death of burned man ruled suicide

The death of a man whose body was found burned in the backyard of a North Augusta home last week was ruled a suicide. 
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Prisoner killed in apparent stabbing

A 29-year-old man died Sunday in an apparent stabbing at Augusta State Medical Prison, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bullets enter 2 homes early Saturday

At least two Augusta homes were damaged in a shooting early Saturday, but no one was harmed, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Man robbed during card game

Police say an Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint after he started winning a card game early Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

2 arrested in Aiken drug bust

Aiken County authorities executed a search warrant at an Aiken home in the 400 block of Florence Street. Officers seized powder cocaine, crack cocaine, several weapons and money.
By Travis Highfield

Man drowns in Savannah River

 A 33-year-old man drowned in the Savannah Ri­ver on Saturday afternoon while fishing near North Augusta, authorities say.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, June 23, 2014

Harlem police adding 2 substations

The Harlem Department of Public Safety has plans to add two substations within city limits, which officials say could cut response times while boosting police presence.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Woman charged in Aiken hit-and-run

The South Carolina High­way Patrol has arrested a War­ren­ville woman who they say fled the scene of an accident that seriously injured a 55-year-old man in March.
By Travis Highfield

Boating accident hospitalizes 1

A boating accident on Thur­mond Lake on Saturday afternoon hospitalized an unidentified male after his leg was sliced open by a propeller blade.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sandersville man charged in Wadley death

A Sandersville, Ga., man has been charged with killing a woman whose body was found near a garbage collection site in Wadley last month, police said Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Missing Augusta woman sought

Richmond County authorities are looking for a 22-year-old Augusta woman who was last seen late Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Construction company to blast at lake

Blair Construction will begin drilling and blasting Monday as part of a sewer line project.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Council OKs pay increases

Aiken County sheriff's deputies will see a bigger payday this fiscal year, and it won't come from a millage increase, the Aiken County Council decided Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

Controlled burn near Fort Gordon

Officials say not to worry about a plume of smoke north of Fort Gordon. It's an off-post controlled burn.
By Travis Highfield