Service station bandit sought

Police are seeking a man who robbed an Olive Road service station this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Woman 'fooled' out of $12,000

Sheriff's deputies are looking for two women who "fooled" a 64-year-old Augusta woman with an investment scheme and robbed her of $12,000.

Augusta woman who recorded mother abusing children pleads to reduced charge

Ponethia Odom, 47, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
By Sandy Hodson

Fight with sheriff deputies warrants prison

Eddie G. Mayes Jr., 24, had no prior felony conviction, but the level of violence he showed to the officers who were trying to get him to comply with commands necessitated a prison term, said Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb.

Police arrest couple after investigating roach-infested home

The report states the home reeked of urine, had multiple large holes in the walls, six or more dogs living in the home and backyard, but it was the roach issue that was especially troubling to officials.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Second victim dies following Augusta structure fire

A second Augusta woman has died following a structure fire earlier this week in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought for iPhone theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in locating a robbery suspect.
By Doug Stutsman

Delivery man robbed of pizzas, wings

The 21-year-old Pizza Hut employee called police about 11 p.m. Monday after a man took off with two pizzas and 36 wings
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta woman arrested on charge of operating personal care home without license

Brenda Lee Nations, 57, was charged with the misdemeanor offense of operating an unlicensed personal care home at 2571 Mount Auburn St.
By Sandy Hodson

Aiken County investigating morning homicide

An autopsy showed Denzel D. Bates had been shot multiple times and his death is being called a homicide.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

New member selected for juvenile court judgeship

The eight members of the Superior Court bench selected Amanda Heath to become the newest juvenile court judge for the circuit which includes Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties.

UPDATED: Sex Offender Search

Search for sex offenders living within 0.5 - 5 miles from addresses in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties. (updated 8/30/16)

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 12-19.

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