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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Military-grade equipment concerns some

Thanks to the 1033 Program, which has been run by the Defense Logistics Agency since 1995, some of the same equipment used in the Ferguson, Mo., protests is owned by law enforcement agencies in ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Two men sought in armed robbery

A victim told deputies that Deondre Brown and Donquese Moore, both of Augusta, beat him up and robbed him on the 2900 block of Newman Drive, according to an incident report.
By Doug Stutsman

Columbia County coroner to borrow trailer instead of buy one

After expressing interest in purchasing a "mobile morgue" earlier in the week, Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said he'll save some money by borrowing one owned by the Richmond County ...
By Travis Highfield

Man sought in counterfeiting operation

Aiken County authorities are seeking a man who they say ran a money counterfeiting operation out of his Ridgecrest Road home.
By Travis Highfield

Man sought after wife set afire

Ronnie Lee Jones, 31, is wanted on charges of aggravated assault, according to a news release.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown police chief resigns

Grovetown Department of Public Safety Director Gary Owens resigned Friday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Man missing $1,200 after massage

A Greenwood, S.C., man told police a woman he met on the Internet stole $1,200 from him while giving him a massage.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arraigned in roommate's death

An Augusta man accused of killing and dismembering his roommate pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges.
By Sandy Hodson

Police say no Augusta purge

Local police said there appears to be no truth to a scheduled night of crime that has been trending across social media.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

DaVitte family thanks community for support

Bill DaVitte, 55, was fatally shot during a carjacking Aug. 14 while he and wife, Jenny, were turning on the sprinkler system at Marvin United Methodist Church.
By Doug Stutsman

Man's body found in Burke County

Burke County officials have confirmed that a body was found Thursday afternoon in Keysville. According to Sgt. Dedric Smith, an elderly man wondered off from his residence and was located in the ...
By Doug Stutsman

Hundreds attend Burgers and Shakes event

Sheriff Richard Roundtree said interaction with the public was the main goal of the Burgers and Shakes event.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ex-inmate pleads guilty to assault on guard

A former prisoner in Augusta has been sentenced to more time for hitting a guard in 2012.

Drunken assault leads to prison term

A 29-year-old man who attacked a female taxi driver and fought with a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy after a night of drinking pleaded guilty Thursday.
By Sandy Hodson

Roofer gets jail time for working without permits

Sean Patrick Hughes, 48, of Wrens, was brought before a magistrate judge in Columbia County on Wednesday on mutliple violations of county ordinances.
By Steve Crawford

Thieves steal tires from car lot

An employee at Auto Liquidators, 1546 Gordon Highway, noticed the tires missing when he arrived at work Wednesday, according to an incident report.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Jury acquits man in 2013 Augusta homicide

The Richmond County Superior Court deliberated for nearly four hours at the end of a three-day trial before reaching the unanimous decision that Killeon S. Cooper, 20, was not guilty.
By Sandy Hodson

Sheriff's office investigating 2 burglaries

Authorities are not saying whether the burglaries at First Stop Sunoco, 1901 Gordon Highway, and Fred's at 2416 Windsor Spring Road are related.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cops seek stolen truck suspects

Police said the driver failed to stop for lights and siren and soon after left the road, striking a parked vehicle and then a home in the 5200 block of Silver Fox Way, according to a news release.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Sex trafficking of teen yields prison terms

Five people have been sentenced to federal prison in the sex trafficking of a teenage girl.
By Sandy Hodson

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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