Mom ordered to pay contested ad litem fines or face jail

A judge ordered a Columbia County mother to pay hundreds in past-due guardian ad litem charges by the end of the week, or else she will be sent to jail until the balance is resolved.
By Wesley Brown

Georgia high court hears '96 murder appeal

ATLANTA -- Terry Tolbert, who was convicted of murder at the age of 19 alongside his two uncles, appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday for his conviction to be reversed.
By Lauren McDonald

Judge OKs child's remark to nurse in 2012 crash

A judge ruled that prosecutors can use remarks a 4-year-old Beech Island boy made to a hospital nurse in December 2012 to prove his mother intended to cause a four-vehicle crash on River Watch Parkway.
By Wesley Brown

15-year-old case mistakenly reported as unsolved, officials say

A 15-year-old case that had been reported as unsolved for years was actually cracked more than a decade ago, sheriff's department officials said Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

Richmond County coroner seeks full office certification

Coroner Mark Bowen said his department will take another step this year by becoming the only coroner's office statewide with an entire staff certified by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
By Travis Highfield

GRU police chief placed on leave

Georgia Regents University's police chief is on administrative leave because of an unidentified investigation.

Tolbert appeal to be heard Tuesday

Terry Tolbert is appealing his Richmond County Superior Court conviction for the Jan. 26, 1996, shooting death of 22-year-old Shelley Griffin Jr.
By Sandy Hodson

Clerk of court cited with contempt

The Columbia County clerk of court was cited with contempt of court, accused for not following orders on how to file documents.
By Valerie Rowell

Shooting claim was prank, police say

Columbia County authorities are investigating a prank call from a man who claims he shot his mother.
By Valerie Rowell

Body found on Kissingbower

Richmond County deputies are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found Monday outside a Kissingbower Road convenience store.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged in Gordon Highway motel fire

Police have arrested a man accused of setting fire to an Augusta motel early Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 26- June 1

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 26 - June 1.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 267 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital.
By Michael Balsamo

Reward offered in 2 slayings

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards in two unsolved Aiken County homicides this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Indictments and marriage licenses in Richmond County

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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Red Cross Heroes honored everyday heroes in categories such as education, animal rescue, fire, law enforcement, medical, military, good samaritan, community and other categories.
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