Interviews in steroids case didn't exceed 30 minutes

All of the recorded interviews of Sheriff's Office personnel accused of using steroids lasted 30 minutes or less in an investigation in which the district attorney determined she didn't have enough evidence to prosecute.
By Sandy Hodson

Richmond County deputy resigns after arrest

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after his arrest in Columbia County that police say involved an altercation with his wife.
By Valerie Rowell

Doctor, wife plead guilty to bribery

A couple who offered bribes to a Drug En­force­ment Administration agent in De­cember after a raid of their Central Avenue clinic pleaded guilty Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Brother of steroid accuser allowed to remove ankle monitor

The brother of a man who accused Richmond County sheriff's personnel of illegal steroid use is being allowed to remove an ankle monitor put on him after being charged with making terroristic threats.
By Valerie Rowell

3 plead guilty in loan scheme

Three former employees of a Broad Street loan company pleaded guilty Wednes­day to taking part in a fraudulent loan scheme that took the company for more than a million dollars.
By Sandy Hodson

Robbers get ice cream, small change

Deputies are investigating an armed robbery Wednesday where suspects got away with ice cream and $1.92.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta gas station robbed

Deputies were called to Raceway in the 3300 block of Peach Orchard Road around 8 p.m. after a suspect displayed a pistol and demanded money.
By Doug Stutsman

For the record

Marriage licenses and idictments in Richmond County

Trial begins in Warren County murder case

John Alan Jacobs is accused of murder in the slaying of his wife, 52-year-old Harriette Jacobs, who wrote a blog about country life called "Below the Gnat Line."

Augusta woman pleads guilty to having sex with teen boy

Christina L. Strellner, 22, admitted in Richmond County Superior Court to the sexual encounter on July 21, 2013.

Woman must pay restitution in check scam

Stephanie D. Farmer, 41, pleaded guilty in the scam that defrauded banks out of more than $7,217.
By Sandy Hodson

Search: Georgia sex offender map

Search the map for sex offenders registered in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren and Washington counties.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Richmond County.  Updated Jul. 17, 2015.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 21-Oct. 5.
Kelly Gissendaner

Witnesses, visitors recount Gissendaner's final moments

Kelly Gis­sen­daner sobbed, then apologized and described her husband, Doug Gissandaner, as “an amazing man.” And then she sang Amazing Grace until she died at 12:21 a.m., according to witnesses.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 86 assaults, three of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 14, occurred on Oct. 3. There were also four robberies.

3 arrested in July armed robbery

North Augusta Public Safety officers have arrested three people who they say robbed a Taco Bell last month.
By Travis Highfield
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