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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Facebook meeting turns into gunplay

A Hephzibah teen told police a man she met on Facebook fired several shots at her after he brought her chicken nuggets.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. sheriff's captain linked to teen sex

DECATUR, Ga. - Authorities say a veteran sheriff's captain is accused of using a computer to have an inappropriate relationship a 14-year-old boy.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Man who shot friend gets 8 years in prison

A 20-year-old man who shot his best friend to death while horsing around with a handgun pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter.
By Sandy Hodson

Robbery suspect denied bond

Shawn Doby, 22, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court in connection with a robbery of a mother and daughter on Thomas Lane, and the attempted robbery of a Thomas Lane resident ...
By Sandy Hodson

Investigators make arrest in 2013 burglary case

Aiken County deputies arrested a 32-year-old woman Wednesday on charges of first-degree burglary and grand larceny.
By Doug Stutsman

Atlanta lawyer embezzled millions, suit says

ATLANTA -- A one-time managing partner of a prominent Atlanta law firm that specializes in real estate closings has been accused by his own practice of embezzling more than $30 million from escrow ...

Workers comp for staff kickball injury?

COLUMBIA - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Woman arrested for shoplifting perfume

Danniell Lashall Kelly, 26, admitted to stealing two bottles of perfume in an effort to return the stolen items to receive store credit on a gift card. 
By Doug Stutsman

Man pleads guilty to assaults, gets life plus 20 years

Jarius Dantzler has pleaded guilty to assaulting Tiqwana Tate and two other women in exchange for a sentence of life in prison plus 20 years.
By Sandy Hodson

Ga. VA nurse gets federal prison term

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A VA nurse from Glennwood, Ga., will serve five years in federal prison and must repay $450,000 in federal funds she received by filing bogus worker's compensation claims.
By Terry Dickson

Suspect identifed in shootings

A suspect in a fatal shooting on Carrie Street on Sunday has been identified as Robert Ivory Anderson Jr.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken officers make drug arrest

An Aiken man is facing drug charges after the completion of a three-month investigation into a large operation of illegal narcotic sales.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cops called when neighbor shoots at dog

A Hephzibah woman called police Sunday after a neighbor reportedly shot at her dog.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seeking bracelet thief

Police are seeking a man who took a bracelet from a case at a Washington Road business.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Toddler dies after Aiken golf car incident

A 3-year-old Graniteville girl hit by a golf car driven by an Aiken Regional Medical Centers security guard on Monday has died, Coroner Tim Carlton said Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson, Doug Stutsman and Travis Highfield

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

School worker charged with not reporting abuse

A Columbia County School System employee has been accused of not reporting child abuse.
By Valerie Rowell

Firefighters battle structure fire on Boykin Road

Firefighters are working to douse a structure fire on Boykin Street, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Suspect in custody after fatal Carrie Street shootings

A suspect is in custody after he wounded three and killed one during a Carrie Street shooting Sunday night, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Victim's testimony of attack opens trial

The man accused of committing three violent attacks, including the rape of a Paine College student, is on trial this week.
By Sandy Hodson

Charges dropped in armed robbery

Criminal charges against three men accused of robbing and shooting a man were dropped after the reported victim said he could not identify his assailants.
By Sandy Hodson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 25 -Sept. 2

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 25 - Sept. 2. 

Columbia County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Columbia County. Updated Aug 8, 2014.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 196 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the last week, including an Aug. 24 homicide.

4 jailed for throwing rocks off overpass

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville.

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UGA jumps up in 2 polls

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