Suspect in 12-hour standoff in custody

Richmond County sheriff's deputies were called to Wrights Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday about a domestic dispute, which escalated with the deputies' arrival, Lt. Allan Rollins said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta murder trial ends in acquittal

A Richmond County Superior Court jury found Keith L. Polite, 26, not guilty of murder and weapon charges in the Oct. 6, 2010, fatal shooting of 16-year-old Terrence L. Turner.

Martinez man arrested on public indecency charge

A Martinez man was arrested Monday and charged with public indecency.
By Doug Stutsman

Former Augusta fire marshal convicted of extortion

After deliberating close to three hours Thursday evening, the jury convicted Beard of six counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta man accused of rape

An Augusta man is accused of raping an Augusta woman who died less than an hour after the incident, authorities say.
By Doug Stutsman

Burglars hit Greene Street law offices

Several Greene Street lawyer offices experienced burglaries over the weekend, according to police reports.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Jurors hear ex-fire marshal's meeting with FBI agent

Beard has pleaded not guilty to six counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion. Defense wit­nesses began testifying Wednes­­day after federal prosecutors rested their case.
By Sandy Hodson

Dating violence high among young, disabled

Advocates and providers gathered Wednesday for the Love Shouldn't Hurt 2016 conference in North Augusta, sponsored by Walton Options for Independent Living, to talk about recognizing the signs of abuse and ways to offer help.
By Tom Corwin

For the record

Richmond County marriage licenses and indictments

Deputy shoots at car during chase; driver escapes

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy fired shots and his stun gun during a police pursuit Monday that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Updated: Sex offender search

Search the map for photos and information on registered sex offenders living in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 1-7.

Weekly crime map, database

There were a total of 283 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle that were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff Office Jan. 20-26.

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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