K-9 named for fallen officer hard at work

Scooter - named after fallen Officer Scotty Richardson - has big shoes to fill at the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sheriff's Office collects illegal road signs

In an effort to clean Augusta, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office partnered with the License & Inspections Department on Tuesday and Wednesday to remove all signs on street corners, public right of ways and telephone poles.
By Doug Stutsman

Weather delays Georgia woman execution until Monday

The Georgia parole board says it will not spare the life of the only woman on the state's death row, but weather has pushed the execution to Monday.

Man charged with attacking father with golf club

A Grovetown man was charged Tuesday after authorities say he attacked his father with a golf club.
By Valerie Rowell

Two middle school students charged with gun possession

Aiken Public Safety investigators charged two middle school students Wednesday with possessing a gun on school grounds.
By Doug Stutsman

Deputy discharges weapon

A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy accidentally discharged his weapon on Wednesday, according to a statement from the department.
By Meg Mirshak

Training a blast for FBI agents

During the first day of class, about 30 FBI agents from across the country gathered at the Richmond County sheriff's training range to watch things explode.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek public's help in Aiken County homicide

Aiken County authorities are asking for help in the unsolved homicide of Kevin Michael Holder in 2013. Holder was found with a fatal gunshot wound on April 30, 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fourth person arrested in Thomson murder

A fourth person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old in Thomson earlier this month, officials said Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

Man sentenced to life in prison in rape case

A Burke County Superior Court jury deliberated 40 minutes before finding Darrell Williams guilty of burglary and rape for the attack on a 16-year-old girl in 2011.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 16-23

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 16-23.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 72 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault. The most assaults, 15, occurred on Feb. 16. There were 12 assaults on Valentine's Day.

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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