Superior Court judge to retire

Superior Court Judge J. David Roper, who was elected to the Au­gusta Judicial Circuit bench in December 2006, announced his decision a few weeks shy of his 70th birthday.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta woman robbed by intimidation, police say

An Augusta woman said she was robbed by intimidation Wednesday while getting mail from her residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Home invasion suspect charged with arson

Gerry McNair Haynes, already charged in a home invasion Saturday on Morningside Drive, is now charged in the June 10 theft and burning of an automobile.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

More than 70 arrested in Augusta operation

Operation Chip Shot resulted in 50 arrests in Rich­mond County and 17 in other jurisdictions. In addition, seven sex offenders were arrested for violating probation, authorities say.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Inmate gets 25 years for attacking guard

James Leon Washington pleaded guilty and sought the maximum sentence, saying all he wanted is to be left alone with his Bible and a television in a maximum-security cell.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta man arrested in Saturday home invasion

Gerry McNair Haynes, 38, of the 500 block of Brooke Lane in Augusta, was charged with home invasion in the first degree and aggravated assault regarding the incident in the 2200 block of Morningside Drive.

Police seek Grovetown 'flasher'

Police are seeking a man who exposed himself several times Tuesday in a Grovetown shopping center.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Downtown Augusta business robbed at gunpoint

An investigation is ongoing following an armed robbery Wednesday morning at an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

Disabled Americans can seek student loan debt forgiveness

The Social Security and the Veterans Administration office will forgive $7.7 billion in student loan debt held by nearly 400,000 people who are permanently disabled.

Puppy stolen from Augusta home, police say

A pet owner is searching for answers after her puppy was stolen, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Evans mother gets probation

An Evans mother on Wednesday pleaded guilty to six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to six years on probation in a case that both the defense and prosecuting attorneys called unusual.
By Abbigail Lennon

UPDATED: Sex Offender Search

Search for sex offenders living within 0.5 - 5 miles from addresses in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties. (updated 5/12/16)

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 27-July 1.

Crime map, database

Browse the weekly map of crimes as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or search the database of all crime reports. You can search by date range, or by entering all or any part of an emergency response area, address or type of crime.

Person robbed on Deans Bridge Road

About 10 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to 4706 Deans Bridge Road, where a person had been robbed at gunpoint, according to Richmond County dispatch.
By Doug Stutsman
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