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Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Robbery suspect uses fire extinguisher to cover prints

Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a beauty salon. The incident, which was reported Monday morning, occurred at J Girls Beauty Salon on the 4200 block of Windsor Spring Road ...
By Doug Stutsman

Murder trial begins for suspect in 2013 homicide

The trial began Monday for the second of three men charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Dogwood Terrace last year.
By Sandy Hodson

Sheriff's office to hold burgers, shakes event Thursday

Sheriff Richard Roundtree and representatives from various departments in the agency will be at the event at Augusta Common to answer questions or address concerns regarding the inner working of ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Firefighters respond to blaze at lumber mill

Firefighters were called to a blaze at West Fraser Lumber Mill that resulted in no injuries Monday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Water scooter victim still hospitalized

A teen remains in critical condition after being injured in a personal watercraft accident on Thurmond Lake during the weekend, a Georgia Regents Medical Center spokesman said Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Search continues for car-wash robber

Police continued to search Monday for a masked man who made off with cash after pulling a weapon on an employee at a south Augusta car wash.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

How much should we pay for convicting wrong guy?

ATLANTA -- Imagine missing out on 28 years of sunrises, long walks, your choice of music, holding your wife's hand, playing catch with your son, watching your grandchildren grow up and having the ...
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Man arrested after lengthy standoff

A Wilkes County man accused of running his girlfriend off the road was arrested at his home Sunday after a lengthy standoff involving several law enforcement agencies.
By Travis Highfield

Charges revealed in hit-and-run, I-20 wreck

Police revealed charges Sun­day against a man they say was involved in a hit-and-run on Wash­ington Road, then caused a wreck that left two vehicles overturned on Interstate 20 on Friday.
By Travis Highfield

GRU tissue donor service offers life after death

Broken by the fact that she wouldn’t see her daughter again, Katie Johns said, her spirits were lifted when then-Deputy Coroner Johnny Mc­Don­ald told her about Geor­gia Regents ...
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

1 injured in shooting on Wheeless Road

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that hospitalized one person Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Police identify officer in fatal teen shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of ...
By David A. Lieb

20-year-old in custody after shooting incident in Richmond County

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody following a shooting incident that injured one person Friday in Richmond County. 
By Doug Stutsman

Still no arrest in fatal hit-and-run

Devontae Sims and Zykeith Harris, both 14, were crossing Gordon Highway around midnight April 12 when they were hit by vehicles that didn't stop.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputy suffers concussion in scuffle

Officers spent more than an hour searching for a suspect after a deputy was struck in the head and suffered a minor concussion.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Details in church shooting released

Suspect in killing of Marvin United Methodist Church member arrested in Jacksonville, Fla.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Valerie Rowell

Bus burns in Augusta Exchange

A charter bus was burnt beyond repair after shrubbery in a Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway parking lot caught fire.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Shooting suspect has criminal history

A Jacksonville man suspected in Thursday night's fatal shooting at a Martinez church has a criminal history in his Florida hometown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Suspect caught in Martinez church shooting

A suspect has been captured in Florida after a man was fatally shot and his wife injured Thursday night outside a Martinez church.
By Doug Stutsman

Defense asks evidence be suppressed in triple-homicide

Because of an illegal search," all evidence collected in the days that followed should be suppressed at Ryan Jones' impending death penalty trial, lead defense attorney Ryan Swingle said Thursday.
By Tracey McManus

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 18-25

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 18-25. 

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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Holiday will see cops, cheap gas

Authorities in Georgia and South Carolina are teaming up this weekend to target impaired drivers and protect the 1.2 million motorists in the two states who plan to travel in what AAA projects ...
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