Sting leads to prostitution arrests

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released little information and denied interviews "due to the sensitivity of the case," but said the emphasis was placed on prostitution at area hotels.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sting leads to prostitution arrests

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released little information and denied interviews "due to the sensitivity of the case," but said the emphasis was placed on prostitution at area hotels.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Pair enter not guilty pleas in robbery case

Robbie Lee Mauzon and Saul Edward Saylors each face two counts of conspiracy to commit the robbery of a commercial business, two counts of robbery of a commercial business, and two counts of the use and carry of a firearm during crimes of violence.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta woman arrested after traffic stop

Police said Adrienne Lousie Hicks asked if she could help the deputy with something and he stated he was conducting a traffic stop.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Crews investigate chemical leak on Marvin Griffin Road

Hazmat crews and other emergency responders were called to the industrial area on Marvin Griffin Road after a chemical leak this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man shot dead on Teakwood Drive

A 22-year-old man died after being shot several times early today in south Augusta.

Augusta teen remains found in Kentucky

An investigation is ongoing after a teenager originally from Augusta was found dead in Kentucky.
By Doug Stutsman

Owner of former barbecue building fined, could be jailed

The owner of a building that once housed Edmund's Bar-b-cue restaurant on U.S. Highway 25 in Aiken County near Belvedere has been fined and could spend 30 days in jail if he does not "abate the property nuisance in 60 days," according to the county's Code Enforcement Office.
By James Folker

Suspect wanted for using stolen debit card

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in identifying a subject wanted for using a stolen debit card.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta mother jailed after kids found alone at CVS

An Augusta mother remains in jail after being charged Sunday with four counts of deprivation to a minor.
By Doug Stutsman

Man gets 60 years for robbing, raping woman

An Edgefield County man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison without possibility of parole for raping and robbing an 83-year-old woman in February 2015.

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 July 18-25.

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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