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Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

North Augusta public safety to add body cameras to uniform

North Augusta officials say the city's public safety officers do everything by the book.To prove it, they'll be equipping officers with body-worn cameras.
By Travis Highfield

Fire hits Belvedere home

BELVEDERE -- An afternoon fire has done extensive damage to a home on Edisto Drive in Belvedere.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Augusta fire personnel attend Macon firefighter's funeral

Augusta Fire Chief Chris James and two dozen other personnel traveled to Macon, Ga., on Monday in a show of support for the Macon-Bibb Fire Depart­ment, which lost one of its own in a house ...
By Travis Highfield

Aiken man charged in Edgefield County killing

An Aiken man has been charged in a fatal Edgefield County shooting during the weekend, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Cold, rainy week for Augusta

The Augusta area isn’t expected to receive the same winter weather the northern parts of the state are bracing for, but the National Weather Service said you might want to grab an umbrella before ...
By Travis Highfield

Headlight violations difficult to enforce

Police have noticed a recent trend in ultra-bright -- and sometimes improperly installed -- headlights on area roads. However, it's not something that officers have been able to enforce with any ...
By Travis Highfield

1 person dead in Edgefield County shooting

A Graniteville man is dead after a shooting in Edgefield County early Sunday, Chief Deputy Coroner David Burnett said.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Hephzibah home fired on

A Hephzibah home was fired on late Friday, but no one inside was injured.
By Travis Highfield

Identifying drugged drivers is test for police

A survey this month shows more motorists testing positive for drugs, but drug recognition experts are somewhat of a rarity locally, says law enforcement.
By Travis Highfield

Former Augusta city councilman Oscar Baker dies

Former Augusta city Coun­cilman Oscar Baker died Saturday at a North Au­gusta nursing home, longtime colleague Richard Isdell said.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Investigation of woman's death closed

The investigation into the disappearance and death of a 77-year-old Waynesboro woman was quietly closed in July, according to case files obtained by The Augusta Chronicle Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Chemicals released in derailment expected to have little impact

The release of chemicals during a train derailment in Allendale County last month shouldn't have a long-term impact on the environment, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Officials to host public briefing on Allendale train derailment

The Allendale County Sheriff's Office will hold a briefing at Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Martin, S.C., Tuesday regarding the derailment of a CSX train last month.
By Travis Highfield

North Augusta reservoir project on schedule

Construction of a 30 million gallon raw water reservoir along the North Augusta riverbank is on schedule for a May completion, city officials said Monday.
By Travis Highfield

3 arrested in Thomson slaying

Authorities have arrested three men in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old in Thomson Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Woman in critical condition after apartment assault

A 58-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being assaulted at her boyfriend's Augusta apartment Sunday, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

For some, police work all in the family

Family ties aren't uncommon in local law enforcement - and while some officers find comfort in working alongside relatives, others say it can be equally stressful.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Pellet guns found at 2 Augusta schools this week

Three pellet guns were confiscated in separate incidents at two Richmond County elementary schools this week, officials said Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Sheriff's office earns state certification

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office became accredited by the Georgia State Law Enforcement Cer­ti­fication and Accreditation Program.
By Travis Highfield

Cross Creek High evacuated following bomb threat

A Richmond County school was evacuated after a custodian found a bomb threat written on a bathroom stall. Cross Creek High School will be on soft lockdown the remainder of the week.
By Travis Highfield
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