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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Family hopes poem can solve slaying

STAHAM, Ga. - Retired physician C.B. Skelton writes poetry. But few works ever penned by the doctor contained as much emotional urgency as did the poem he wrote at the request of a grieving father.
By Wayne Ford

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Woman arrested for shoplifting with baby in cart

A Hephzibah woman was arrested Friday for allegedly shoplifting while her child was in the shopping cart.
By Doug Stutsman

Report: Inmate punches deputy at detention center

An inmate at Charles B. Webster Detention Center struck a deputy in the face Wednesday.
By Doug Stutsman

Grovetown chief to name advisory board

GROVETOWN — Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown’s Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies and programs in place to address growing pains the Columbia ...
By Wesley Brown

Dalton police officer faces child molestation charge

DALTON, Ga. — A Dalton police officer hired earlier this year is facing a child molestation charge after a girl accused him of fondling her while he was off-duty.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Deputies search for Bud Light thief

Deputies are searching for a man accused of stealing beer Wednesday from a local business.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen leaves ID behind after allegedly taking dirt bike

An Augusta teenager remains at large after allegedly stealing a dirt bike Sunday from the back of a victim's truck.
By Doug Stutsman

People sought in Bath fatal shooting

Police say David Paul Dempsey, 27, Savannah Parker, 29, and Christopher Jean Seymour, 27, "might have information" regarding the shooting that occurred at 158 Railroad Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta firefighter damages new aerial truck

An Augusta firefighter had a nearly $8,500 whoopsie with its new aerial truck before it was even put into commission.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Brush fires reported on Hwy. 520 in North Augusta

Crews are battling three separate brush fires on Highway 520 in North Augusta. Approximately 3:30 p.m., deputies were called to the exit ramp of Highway 1 on Hwy. 520.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman charged for driving drunk with kids in car

A Hephzibah woman has been charged after driving under the influence with three children in the car.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

One dead in Aiken County crash

One person is dead after a crash on Whiskey Road in Aiken County Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Judge says execution of black teen in 1944 "injustice"

COLUMBIA - More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Deadly drag race leads to prison term

Rodney Kelly, 26, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and serious injury by a vehicle for the July 28, 2013, death of 23-year-old Marcus Kelly and the broken leg suffered by 17-year-old Jerome ...
By Sandy Hodson

Man acquitted in shooting

A Richmond County Superior Court jury found Kenneth L. Anderson, 23, not guilty at the conclusion of a trial that stretched over two weeks.

Theft closes Optimist Club's tree sale early

Between Nov. 24 and Nov. 28, 48 Christmas trees - valued at $2,500 - were stolen from the North Augusta Optimist Club, according to an incident report from the North Augusta Department of Public ...
By Doug Stutsman

Narcotics investigation leads to two arrests

Two men were arrested Tuesday following a narcotics investigation in the parking lot of Taco Bell on Washington Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Dead horses found in South Carolina county

LAURENS, S.C. — Officials are investigating after a report of almost two dozen dead horses found in a ravine on a property in Laurens County.

Woman accused of stealing puppies from Augusta home

Deputies are searching for a female accused of stealing two puppies Tuesday from a home in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Suspect at large after high-speed chase

A suspect remains at large following a high-speed chase Monday night through parts of Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 15-22.

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Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer ...
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