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Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Suspect sought in Walker Street shootout

One suspect has been taken in for questioning, while another remains at large following a shooting incident Thursday evening in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Shooting suspect, 17, still at large

Richmond County deputies confirmed Friday that a suspect remains at large following a Wednesday shooting on Morning Drive.
By Doug Stutsman

Fleeing suspect causes lockdown of schools

Police are seeking a man who ran away after a traffic stop this morning that resulted in lockdown of two nearby schools.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suspect in slaying extradited

A Florida man indicted in the Aug. 14 killing of a Martinez man was extradited to Columbia County on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Fitness plan for Augusta firefighters taking shape

A new wellness program requires firefighters to exercise each day for an hour in order to minimize on the job injuries and improve overall health.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Josey fight under investigation

Richmond County school administration and safety officials are looking into a student brawl that occurred at T.W. Josey High School on Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Woman killed Ga. mom to steal baby, cops say

RINGGOLD, Ga. - A Tennessee woman was charged with murder after gunning down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the woman's newborn baby, a sheriff said.

Hephzibah man pours scalding water on fellow employee

A 44-year-old Hephzibah man was arrested Thursday after allegedly pouring hot water down the back of a fellow employee at an Augusta business plant.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta woman sets fire in airport parking lot

An Augusta woman was arrested Thursday after setting a fire in the parking lot of Augusta Regional Airport.
By Doug Stutsman

Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina state trooper’s dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense.
By Jeffrey Collins

Would-be molester gets 14 years

John Frederick Tysarczyk Jr., 37, of Newport News, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in November to attempted online enticement of a minor.

Jury convicts Augusta man of murder

A Richmond County Superior Court jury deliberated about three hours to find Rickey Grover Smith, 63, guilty of murder, aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during the ...

Scam artist headed to prison

Eva Carrol Smith has been conning people out of money for more than two decades, authorities said. Until Thursday.  
By Sandy Hodson

Meth labs found near Willis Foreman Elementary

Two men were arrested Thursday after multiple methamphetamine labs were discovered off Willis Foreman Road within feet of an elementary school.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Charles Walker to be free man

Former Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker is scheduled to be a free man Friday, after having served his sentence for 127 felony counts.

Police to collect unused medications

Police want your unused and expired medications as part of a drug-take-back program
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suspect named in Wednesday shooting

Police have identified a suspect in the Wednesday shooting of a man on Morning Drive.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

No death penalty for father charged in toddler's death

ATLANTA - A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
By Kate Brumback

Husband seeks leniency for wife who shot him

After 56 years of marriage on March 12, Annie Gaines had had enough of her husband's philandering and indifference toward her, she would tell the sheriff's deputy who later transported her to the ...
By Sandy Hodson

Police seek 2 men

Richmond County authorities are looking for one man in connection with a chop shop and a second man in connection with a stolen car.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Sept. 22-29

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 22-29. 

Columbia County registered sex offenders

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

350 South Carolina gun permits revoked

More than 350 people in 27 South Carolina counties will have their concealed-weapons permits revoked after a Columbia instructor was charged with perjury.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 161 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week, including one homicide.

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