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Sunday, March 1, 2015

After delay, woman's execution set

ATLANTA - After getting a temporary reprieve when her execution was postponed because of winter weather forecasts, the only woman on Georgia's death row is again set for execution Monday.

Teacher arrests stun Burke County High School

In less than 10 months, three Burke County High School teachers have been arrested on charges ranging from theft to aggravated child molestation to electronically furnishing obscene material to ...
By Doug Stutsman

Leon Ellison's 1994 death remains a mystery

It has been 21 years, but former Richmond County Investigator Kenneth Boose still remembers the slaying of Leon Ellison.
By Doug Stutsman

Police make arrest after Hephzibah homicide

A man was arrested after a homicide on Rheney Road in Hephzibah early Sunday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Man stabbed during fight with sister

A 26-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after he was stabbed while slapping his sister, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

1 killed, 1 hurt at Waynesboro bar and grill

One man was killed and another injured in a shooting and stabbing at a Waynesboro bar and grill late Friday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Five arrested in Jefferson County following drug raid

Five people are being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center following a drug raid Thursday in Wadley.
By Doug Stutsman

Bond denied for robbery suspect

A man involved in a fatal kidnapping nearly 13 years ago was denied bond Friday on new charges filed in a recent robbery attempt that left the victim with gunshot and knife wounds.
By Sandy Hodson

Warrenville man crashes car into building, charged with DUI

A Warrenville man has been charged with DUI after crashing into the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center early Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Three arrested in Aiken County EBT fraud

Three people were arrested Thursday when Aiken County authorities concluded a six-month investigation into EBT fraud at a Warrenville store.

Baseball bat attack leads to revoked probation, prison time

James Bush, 52, has been indicted on the new charge of aggravated assault for attacking John Morrison with a baseball bat on Oct. 6
By Sandy Hodson

DeKalb police rescue 2 girls after tip about prostitution

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — DeKalb County police say three people were arrested after officers got a tip two girls were being held and forced into prostitution.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Warning issued for phone scam

Two Richmond County residents were victims of a phone scam this week that defrauds people by tricking them into paying money to avoid arrest for false claims that they missed jury duty.
By Meg Mirshak

RCSO investigating theft of Augusta National photos, James Brown autographs

An Augusta woman says thousands of dollars' worth of James Brown autographs and Augusta National Golf Club photographs were stolen from her rental property.
By Doug Stutsman

Law enforcement seizes thousands in Wadley raid

An eight-month investigation resulted in law enforcement seizing drugs, vehicles and currency Thursday in Wadley.
By Parish Howard

RCSO warns of robberies targeting delivery drivers

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is warning businesses of a recent trend of armed robberies to fast-food delivery drivers.
By Doug Stutsman

Man gets prison for stalking

A man under two different court orders to stay away from an Augusta woman was convicted of aggravated stalking for continuing to harass her.

Woman pleads guilty in arson case

Christian S. Jones, 25, admitted she set fire to a mattress in her Lumpkin Road Apartment on May 11. The fire spread to eight other apartments in the building.
By Sandy Hodson

Prison nurse guilty of giving inmate tobacco

Tara D. Belangia, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two reduced counts of giving prohibited items to an inmate without the warden's permission.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Sheriff's Office collects illegal road signs

In an effort to clean Augusta, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office partnered with the License & Inspections Department on Tuesday and Wednesday to remove all signs on street corners, public ...
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 23 to March 2

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 23 to March 2.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week, including one homicide, the March 1 killing of 75-year-old Bobby Mitchell Shue.

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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