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Monday, July 21, 2014

Beech Island shooting suspect arrested

A suspect in last week's Beech Island shooting was arrested at the home of a family member, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

1 shot on Central Ave.

A 25-year-old man was shot Monday afternoon in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Ex- Burke gun dealer pleads guilty

A former Burke County firearms dealer pleaded guilty Monday to illegally selling weapons to a convicted felon and to out-of-state residents.
By Sandy Hodson

Deputy cleared of any charges after investigation into stun-gun incident

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said a deputy will not be criminally charged after a child hit another child in the eye with the stun-gun shot.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inmate found with marijuana, officers say

Deputies say an inmate at the Richmond County Correctional Institution was found in possession of marijuana Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Man shot twice in attempted robbery at home

An Augusta man was hospitalized Sunday after being shot twice during an armed robbery, police say.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, July 19, 2014

200 panties stolen from Victoria's Secret

Video shows the thief walking into the Augusta Mall store and stuffing a large bag with the merchandise, valued at $1,900.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 18, 2014

Firearms requalification different this year

The sheriff's office has opted to change the format this year to put more emphasis on basic skills.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man who rescued toddler recognized as hero

Nick Ortalaza, of Hephzibah, was presented with the Safe Kids Badge of Courage at the Children's Hospital of Georgia on Friday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Death penalty sought in Wadley slaying

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman said Friday he will seek the death penalty for Anthony Mereal Lemon.
By Carol McLeod

Bond denied in child molestation case

A 36-year-old man accused of repeated acts of child molestation was denied bond Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Cops say woman smoked meth in restroom

A Warrenville woman was arrested and charged with smoking meth in a North Augusta gas station restroom on Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Electronic repairman arrested again

The former owner of an electronics repair business charged with scamming customers early this year was arrested again Thursday for stealing electricity and a power meter.
By Valerie Rowell

Man shot in home invasion faces charges

Police say a man shot during a home invasion at Butler Creek mobile home park Friday morning will be arrested when he gets out of the hospital.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gunmen rob 2 in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of robbing two victims at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.
By Doug Stutsman

Second arrest made in shooting

Columbia County deputies made a second arrest Thursday in connection with a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Washington Police Department defunded, closed by Council vote

The Washington (Ga.), police department is no more. Washington City Council voted 4-3 to defund the police department at Thursday night's meeting, with Mayor Ames Barnett breaking the 3-3 council ...

Man pleads guilty in burglary

A man who used his 7-year-old daughter as a lookout while he burglarized an Augusta home has pleaded guilty to burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
By Sandy Hodson

Man sought in Beech Island shooting

 Aiken County Sheriff’s Office investigators have obtained warrants for the arrest of a man following a shooting Thursday in Beech Island.
By Doug Stutsman

Attempt to dismiss serial killer's appeal fails

Attorneys from the Georgia attorney general's office filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
By Sandy Hodson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 21-28

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 21-28.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for 406 registered sex offenders living in Richmond County. Updated Nov. 7, 2013.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 79 assaults. The most assaults, 13, occurred on July 18. Other violent crime during the week included seven robberies.

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Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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