Billboards show appreciation for law enforcement

Two Augusta billboards will be part of a statewide campaign to thank law enforcement for their work. They started going up Wednesday in all corners of the state.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lincolnton man, 41, fatally shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating the Friday night slaying of a Lincolnton man.

New Aiken police officers become part of 'family'

In an intimate ceremony Friday, Aiken Public Safety Capt. Brian Brazier let his six new officers know that they had become a part of something special.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, July 15, 2016

Augusta historic site falls into ruin

Inspectors found Wesley Sims of Alabama had started tearing down the Goodale House on Sand Bar Ferry Road without obtaining the proper permits, said Shawn Rhodes, senior unified code enforcement ...
By Sandy Hodson

Grand jury finds Richmond County deputy justified in 2015 fatal shooting

Deputy Brian Mealing and others responded to a 911 call for assistance from Taylor Wicks' family, who reported he was suicidal and had a weapon, according to the presentment.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied for 17-year-old accused in slaying

Tra'quan Clay, 17, must await possible indictment and trial in jail, Senior Judge William M. Fleming Jr. decided after finding Clay could pose a danger to the community.
By Sandy Hodson

Williston man dead in shooting

A 35 year old Williston man was pronounced dead Thursday night at the scene of a shooting incident at 519 Morgan St in Aiken

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Woman acquitted on main charge in shooting

Matina M. Adolphe, 26, made a tearful apology after the Richmond County Su­per­ior Court verdict was returned.
By Sandy Hodson

Teen charged in fatal brawl denied bond

D'Aciea Byrd, 16, is one of 12 people indicted in June on murder charges in the death of 18-year-old Demajhay De­shawn Bell during a March brawl.
By Sandy Hodson

Man wanted on burglary charges

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in locating an Augusta man wanted in connection to several burglaries.
By Doug Stutsman

5 teens, expectant mom charged in attack

Five teens and an expectant mother are facing charges after they attacked a new mother outside a pediatric office last month, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Allendale teenager found guilty of murder

An Allendale County teenager was found guilty Thursday for beating and suffocating an elderly man during a 2014 attack in the victim's home.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspects sought in $6,000 theft

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in identifying three suspects linked to the theft of more than $6,000 worth of cell phones and iPods from the Wal-Mart on Deans ...

Dollar General holdup suspect charged

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the Tuesday armed robbery of Dollar General on Deans Bridge Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

FCC settlement ends Augusta TV fight

Media Gene­ral will pay $700,000 to settle a Fed­e­ral Communications Com­­mis­sion investigation of its actions to try to stop corporate rival Schurz Commu­nications ...
By Sandy Hodson

Man facing federal charge in connection with attempted child molestation

A federal grand jury issued an indictment on July 6 against Hoguer Carachure Durate charging him with traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual contact.

Augusta homeowner finds window broken, blood on front door

An Augusta man returned home Wednesday and found a window broken and blood on his front door.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Federal indictment brought against 2 over Augusta robberies

Two South Carolina men accused of committing a number of robberies on both sides of the Savannah River now face federal charges in connection with Augusta holdups.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Police report increased displays of gratitude

Local law enforcement agencies said it isn't uncommon for officers to get words of thanks or for someone to pay for their meal if they're in uniform, but recent expressions of gratitude have ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aggravated assault case sent to grand jury

Gerald Polk was arrested in May, accused of repeatedly hitting another man in the head and body with a jack handle.
By Sandy Hodson

Police seek pink-haired suspect

Police seek pink-haired theft suspect
By Bianca Cain Johnson

UPDATED: Sex Offender Search

Search for sex offenders living within 0.5 - 5 miles from addresses in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties. (updated 5/12/16)

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

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

Crime map, database

Browse the weekly map of crimes as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or search the database of all crime reports. You can search by date range, or by entering all or any part of an emergency response area, address or type of crime.

Person robbed on Deans Bridge Road

About 10 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to 4706 Deans Bridge Road, where a person had been robbed at gunpoint, according to Richmond County dispatch.
By Doug Stutsman
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